Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller has ditched her outpatient rehabilitation programme and checked into a drug recovery centre to overcome her addiction issues away from the media spotlight.
The troubled reality TV star entered the part-time treatment plan following her arrest on suspicion of third degree assault and drug possession in Aspen, Colorado, following a scuffle at a nightclub on 2 December (11). She was also booked on possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Mueller initially signed up for a rigorous outpatient programme so she could spend time with her twin sons by Sheen, Bob and Max, but she has now decided to focus all of her efforts on kicking her drug problems.
Her representative, Steve Honig, tells Tmz.com, "After further reflection and consideration, Brooke has decided to remove herself from the media spotlight and has entered a long-term in-patient treatment centre where she can focus on her recovery without distraction.
"She has already arrived at the facility and, out of respect for her privacy, no further information will be released about her treatment. Brooke’s goal is to maintain her sobriety and she believes this is the best option to reach that goal."
And Honig insists Mueller's treatment will not impact her custody arrangement with Sheen.
He adds, "Brooke will retain custody of the children, who will remain in their home and familiar surroundings and be under the care of their longtime nanny. Charlie and Brooke’s parents fully support her decision and everyone recognises the importance of maintaining the children’s normal routine."