Charlie Sheen’s Ex, Brooke Mueller, is in Treatment for Substance Abuse Issues
Brooke Mueller, was arrested at the end of last year for assault and possession of four grams of cocaine in downtown Aspen. The irony was that the same police department that booked her in December was the same one that had come to her rescue when she claimed that then-husband Charlie Sheen threatened her with a kitchen knife. After the incident, the marriage broke up. Although the public assumed, whether correct or not, Sheen’s role in the incident was drug-related, there were only murmurs that Mueller also had a problem.
Mueller Claims in Court That She is Committed to Sobriety
After the December incident, Mueller agreed to a plea bargain. Mueller’s lawyers got the District Attorney’s Office to agree to drop one felony count of attempted drug distribution and one misdemeanor assault charge in exchange for Mueller’s confession to possession of cocaine. The plea also garnered Mueller a one-year deferred judgment as she complies with the terms of her probation including:
- No consumption of alcohol
- Pay a $1500 drug surcharge
- Complete 24 hours of public service
If she is able to abide by these conditions for 12 months, all charges will be dropped from her record.
Although paying the money and completing the public service requirements are not a difficult task, staying sober for someone with a substance abuse issue was too much of a challenge alone. Mueller checked into a rehabilitation program in December following her arrest.
Mueller told the judge at a recent probation hearing that “I feel like I am a new person with a new pair of eyes. I am excited about my children and my recovery.” She went on to state that she now understands she will be in recovery for the rest of her life.
This is the First Time Mueller has Received Residential Drug Treatment
Mueller is no stranger to rehab, however, in the past she attended outpatient programs that did not provide the structure and intensity necessary for her particular problem. This time she entered a long-term inpatient program where upon completion she continued working on her recovery with the assistance of a thorough outpatient program complete with a sober companion. Hopefully, this time around Mueller received the level of intervention necessary to overcome her issues for the long-term.
If you or someone you love needs help to overcome a drug or alcohol problem we can help. Whether it is a first or subsequent attempt at sobriety we can provide you with a treatment program that will give you the care you need for your personal situation. It is never too late to attain the sobriety you have been seeking.