Brooke Mueller checked into Betty Ford so she could rehab with Lindsay Lohan

Two women who have both slept with Charlie Sheen and received large payouts from him, who have both been in rehab more times than they can count, and who are both in rehab this latest time against their will, are now in the same rehab together. What could go wrong? I’m sure they’re there to get sober and support each other as they work the program. Both TMZ and Radar report that Brooke Mueller has checked into Betty Ford so that she can be in rehab with Lindsay Lohan. Let’s see, Brooke’s rep recently confirmed that his client was in rehab for a prescription drug habit (cough crystal meth) and that she would be there for 30 days. Lindsay is in court-ordered rehab for 90 days. This is Brooke’s 20th time in rehab, that’s no exaggeration, and it’s really hard to confirm this but I think this is Lindsay’s sixth time.

According to Radar, Brooke went to Betty Ford because she wanted to hang out with Lindsay:

Charlie Sheen‘s ex-wife Brooke Mueller Thursday entered the Betty Ford clinic for a 30-day stint, because she specifically wanted to be in rehab with Lindsay Lohan has exclusively learned.

The 35-year-old mother of Sheen’s twin boys Bob and Max was not legally forced to enter rehab, sources told us, adding that she’s not guaranteed to receive custody of the boys back when she’s through.

Insiders told us the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services didn’t want the former Palm Beach socialite going to the Rancho Mirage, Calif.-based facility because of the LiLo factor – Mueller apparently disagreed with their opinion.

The boys are currently cared for by Sheen’s other ex-wife Denise Richards who’s slated to attend a hearing in child dependency court early next month.

As we previously reported, Sheen last week issued a statement in support of DCFS’s decision to remove the 4-year-olds from their mother’s home.

All parties in the case have been instructed not to publicly speak on matters.

[From Radar Online]

This is such a bad idea, but these genius addicts are anything but practical. If there are any staffers at Betty Ford left who will stand up to them, you know that they’re going to get pelted with telephones while these two carry out a crack scheme to sneak out to a local bar. Or they’ll call up Charlie and promise him a threesome in exchange for drugs. What a mess this is going to be. At least Lohan is supposed to stay another two months after Brooke leaves but I doubt that’s going to happen. I’m surprised that we haven’t heard anything about her in a couple of days. It seems just about time for her to bust out and go shopping for some sea jasper.

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  1. Sandy says:

    20 TIMES! does rehab even work?

    • lem says:

      I think it’s a combination of her having a shit support system when she gets out AND the fact that she’s addicted to crystal meth (which has an 88% relapse rate for those who seek rehab) and crack (which has an 84% relapse rate). I think it’s a much more difficult cycle to break than alcohol addiction or cocaine. I have a hard time slamming Brooke because I believe she is an addict in the sense that she has an illness.

      • Jess says:

        But surely if she was at all serious about getting clean she’d be doing more than 30 days? I know people who’ve done considerably longer stints because they (not their family or friends, it hadn’t gotten that bad yet) were concerned about how much they were leaning on alcohol. I would think getting off meth and crack permanently would require a lot more time.

        Some people pay professionals to be with them at all times following rehab, so they don’t have a chance to use. I assume money isn’t an issue due to Charlie, so if she’s lacking a support system she can pay people to be her safety net for a while.

      • Faye says:

        I don’t want to be too harsh, but I really am bothered by the arguments that addicts have an illness and the addiction isn’t their fault. I have no doubt that addicts have biological predilictions toward drugs or alcohol, and there may be environmental influences in some cases, too. However, at some point, especially when an addict has access to rehab multiple times, they have to take responsibility and stop blaming other people. Not only is it obnoxious to put your issues on other people, it is associated with the idea that you can never recover, which is very sad to me.

        And admittedly, maybe I shouldn’t talk because I’ve never been an addict. However, I did suffer from anorexia as a teen, and I think eating disorders can be very similar to drug or alcohol addictions in some ways. I was fortunate to have excellent treatment, but in the end, only I could make the effort to get and stay better.

        My real sympathies here are with her kids. I mean. You’re an addict, you can’t beat it, whatever. But then why have innocent kids to drag into the mix?

      • Lia says:

        @faye I can see where you are coming from but once someone’s addicted it changes their brain chemistry which then affects their mental health so it is a medical condition. That being said they had a choice in the beginning and aside from being fed drugs by your parent in the womb or as a child, it is their fault that they opened the door get into this condition

      • lem says:

        i completely agree that it is her fault that she started in the beginning. i’m not saying she should be given a pass. i don’t think she is ever clear-headed enough to really figure out that she wants to get clean. i think the drugs have damaged her mental capacities so much, she can’t make sound decisions about what is best for her and her life. I’m not saying this is anyone’s fault but her own; i still find it tragic.

        and yes, i feel awful for her children. i’m very glad that they were placed with denise. i’m also oddly happy that at the very least sheen has the mental capacity to realize he’s a terrible parent and shouldn’t be responsible for those children (in the sense that he looks after their well-being).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I think successful rehab for hard-core addicts takes AT LEAST 90 days but honestly, I think half a year is best. I know that sounds like a lot of time but I think that’s what is required for severe addicts.

        I also have sympathy for her and her struggles but I completely agree with Faye–I really wish she hadn’t brought children into such a crazy, unstable situation. It’s good Denise is helping out-these kids need it.

      • Just Me says:

        Faye, my father was an addict. There is a difference in believing that drug/alcohol addiction is a disease and believing that none of it is their fault simply b/c they are an addict. Part of the 12 steps of recovery is accepting your role and the hurt you’ve caused other people (and making amends for it), so certainly, it IS their fault. However, there is no denying it’s a disease and that people who abuse are very sick in the head [while abusing].

      • Shelly says:

        Oh, please. She has had more support than most. I watched her on that last Paris Hilton stupid reality show, and Brooke had a full-time sober coach LIVING WITH HER. And she still managed to screw up even then. Most people who get out of rehab have to babysit themselves and don’t have the means to have a live-in sober companion. The simple fact is that after 20 TIMES in rehab, Brooke obviously still prefers drugs to staying sober and being a mother.

      • Lulu.T.O. says:

        @lea: That is only a theory and has not at all been proven.

      • seleman says:

        @ LULU T.O. – actually, it has been proven.

    • taylr says:

      she probably doesn’t want it enough, as well. works if you work it

    • Merritt says:

      It depends on how you define the idea of rehab working.

      It is a person never using a drug again?
      Or is it a a person who has an extended period of sobriety (several years), relapses, but immediately seeks help?
      Or a person who is in and out of rehab for years but eventually it seems to work and stick?

  2. JenD says:

    So she wants to hang out with LL, who thinks she doesn’t need to be there. That’s a really healthy choice. Can’t see where anything would go wrong. Eyeroll.

  3. Lia says:

    Great! Two people who don’t take responsibility, rehab, or sobriety seriously want to be together. The both will do amazing. It’s a shame these people are taking up space from someone who truly wants help.

  4. Dawn says:

    I think rehab does work but the person has to want it to work and I don’t believe that she does.

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Maybe the one who is there for the twentieth time should also be required to stay for 90 days? Thirty is just wasting time.

    • Lulu.T.O. says:

      She was actually not required to go at all, but I agree that she needs a good long stint in rehab. 30 days gets her nowhere. I doubt she will ever get her boys back now. I predict she will be living under a bridge by this time next year. Awful for her boys.

  6. Holden says:

    OMG, new besties! She looks like a homeless person that just popped out of the bushes in that last pic.

  7. June says:

    I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started
    I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started

    Get this party started on a Saturday night
    Everybody’s waitin for me to arrive
    Sendin’ out the message to all of my friends
    We’ll be lookin flashy in my Mercedes Benz
    I got lotsa style, check my gold diamond rings
    I can go for miles if you know what I mean
    I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started (I’m comin’ up, I’m comin’)
    I’m comin’ up so you better get this party started…

  8. bluhare says:

    If Betty FOrd has any sense at all, these two wont’ be anywhere near each other.

  9. dorothy says:

    Party!!! Cause everyone knows that, that’s what rehab is all about. No wonder she’s such a lost cause. They should take her twin boys away.

  10. ZigZagZoey says:

    I’d LOVE to know what the ‘shocking’ details were in the report of the conditions in her house. I bet it was pretty bad.
    I cannot stand this chick.

  11. Kelly says:

    It’s like they have their own creepy sorority. 20 times in rehab! Those poor kids.

    What really makes me mad is I used to have a hat kind of like that when I was in high school, and thought I looked cute in it. Hmmm, if I looked anything like BM does I am going to feel really sad for myself.
    Does anyone else think she’s an atrocious dresser?

  12. jennifer says:

    Look, here it is.. These women will only get clean and sober when they are ready.Not before then. I went to 8 different rehabs to get help for my drug & alcohol addictions. Treatment can only take you so far. You have to be so broken that the only thing left is to quit. The idea that they can be forced into recovery is stupid.It doesnt work. For some of us the only thing that does help after treatment is sitting your ass in 12 step meetings day after day until you you can breathe again. I dont have sympathy for them but I do have empathy.

  13. Green Is Good says:

    Those poor kids. Jesus. Two assholes for parents.

  14. Quinn says:

    Well, we’ve found two of the four horsemen of the apocolypse…

  15. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    My eyes hurt just looking at Brook’s eyes.

  16. Bookworm mommy says:

    Steve Honig is her “rep”(supplier) too…

  17. PoliteTeaSipper says:

    I used to work as an aide in a rehab treatment center and I can say from my own observation that the ONLY way a drug addict can get clean is when they make that decision and really want to commit to that decision. Law enforced rehab does not work. Families and friends forcing someone to go to rehab does not work. Even going to meetings doesn’t work unless they WANT to be there. Can’t say much for the other chick but I am sure than LL will be dead before she works, and I do mean really works, her own treatment.

  18. phlyfiremama says:

    Party over here!! Rockin’ the rehab~this sounds like a decision made under the influence of, well, crack. There is NO good ending that will come of this.

  19. truthful says:

    This will not turn out well AT ALL.

  20. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    If Brooke ever got clean, would her eyes look normal?

  21. izzy says:

    Wow, she look like Lindsey Vonn…for a second I thought she checks into rehab to get a way from Tiger Woods ;)

  22. the original bellaluna says:

    Okay, for the umpteenth time, Blohan has been to rehab at least 7 times now: twice at Promises; twice at Le Cirque; once at UCLA; and now twice at BF. And I’m pretty sure there’s another one in there somewhere that I’m forgetting.

    Great idea, BF: house the 19 times at rehab chick with the 7 or 8 times at rehab chick.

  23. serena says:

    Double the crackheadness and the drugs. WOW, such a good idea Brooke.

  24. KellyinSeattle says:

    I really hope that Bob and Max don’t end up like their father…God Bless The Beasts and The Children ….(one of my favorite book titles)

  25. taxi says:

    Double Trouble, Part II.

    There’s great pressure in the medical community to get nearly all addictions labeled as “illnesses” so that insurance companies will pay for treatment, or rehab. Raises insurance rates a lot for the non-addicted medical plan subscribers.

  26. Itsa Reallyme says:

    So Denise has the boys AGAIN? I think they’re WAY better off with her than their bio parents. Too bad it isn’t made permanent.

  27. jwoolman says:

    I think Brooke really does want to get off the rollercoaster. Maybe if she isn’t just handed the kids back in thirty days, she’ll go some place long term that might finally work for her. Apparently a year or two might have the best chance of succeeding. But not with a lot of navel gazing- some place that has people do useful physical labor that will help them feel good about themselves physically, emotionally, and mentally. I really don’t see the point of filling up their days with things that keep them them so focused on themselves. Some stuff, yes, but certainly it’s pointless for people like Lindsay and Brooke who can recite the rehab jargon backwards and forwards by now. They need help focusing outward and discovering they can be happy without the chemicals and that life is worth living in something other than a daze. Rehab programs as described in BF seem so theoretical. Lindsay and Brooke certainly need a lengthy course in practical day to day living without their usual props and pressures from toxic family and friends. All their money (or in Lindsay’s case, rich “friends”) is actually an obstacle. Lindsay especially seems stuck in a horrible rut of a lifestyle she has to sell herself to keep up.

  28. Sugar says:

    Neither have the will or desire to change their lifestyle it would be to boring to live a sober life. I will give up my chocolate (my vice) if one or the other has it in them to walk away from the “friends” they run once they are back out of the controlled environment they are ensconced within.
    I would party in my younger days not hard drugs just pot & a little alcohol but I didn’t have a problem but a few dear friends of mine couldn’t even hang out with lil ol me because I still smoked pot. I respect the but it hurt to lose their friendship but being sober for them was crucial & it took letting go of their fun friends. Even without my influence one of them did die from his addictions sad thing is during his last years in life I outgrew my youth of getting high & I could of been there for him as a sober friend. The sadness of losing him is with me to this day. Sorry didn’t me to make this about me, my point is those ladies have to make complete lifestyle changes. Brook has 2 beautiful boys to live for. Lindsay well they both news to cherish themselves to get better.

  29. VioletCrumble says:

    **That being said they had a choice in the beginning…**

    Of course, there is some validity in this statement. However, as a parent who has been lambasted multiple times, and accused of being too anti recreational drug use, been preached at, chapter and verse, that these recreational substances pose no harm and people should be left alone (by people like me, presumably) to make their own choices, I ask: did this woman believe what she was likely told that recreational drugs would do her no harm, so decided to partake?

    Dr Gordian Fulde, Head of Emergency at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital, confirms that when one starts down this road, one has absolutely no idea what effect drugs (and alcohol) will have on them. Some people are able to drink alcohol without becoming an alcoholic, abusive, violent etc.Ssome people can use the so-called soft recreational drugs. Others simply cannot, and often, no one knows who will be affected adversely until its too late. For those people, the soft drugs are the gateway drugs, just as experts have been saying for many years.

    Dr Fulde is an expert on alcohol and drug use, and St Vincent’s, given its location, is inundated and overly represented every weekend with the results of the over-use, misuse and abuse of these substances.

    Addiction is an extremely complicated issue to understand, treat and live with.

  30. Jennifer12 says:

    Just keep the boys away from their addict parents and let Charlie and Brooke implode. They won’t be stopped, anyway, so at least get the innocent babies away and KEEP them away.

  31. juststeph says:

    I just clicked that jasper link and she is carrying a straw in the bottom photo…not like we need proof at this point, but still interesting.

  32. drdoolittling says:

    It says a lot about her desire to be a better mother. CPS said “We don’t want you to go to Betty Ford with that hot mess” and Brooke goes there anyways. It is more important for her to hang out with Lindsay freaking Lohan than please CPS. Poor children.