Whitney Houston Sends Bobbi Kristina to Rehab
Whitney Houston has famously struggled with her own drug addiction issues – on stage, on TV and in the tabloids. Maybe it’s her experience with addiction that has made her hypersensitive to the issues her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is experiencing. According to AOL, Whitney Houston is not taking the pictures that surfaced of Bobbi Kristina lightly – these pictures show her daughter snorting cocaine.
Perhaps there have been a few other incidents at home as well – we may never know. But the word is that Bobbi Kristina is headed to rehab because Whitney is taking no risks.
Other tabloids add a few more details. Some say that Whitney has taken away the Lexus she gave her daughter and cancelled her 18th birthday celebration as well. Tabloid reporters say that sources are reporting that Whitney is extremely worried about her daughter – while her daughter reports nothing but disdain for these articles, saying she’s a perfectly normal and healthy young woman with no need for rehab.
Parents Protecting Children: When It’s Time to Step in and Send Your Child to Drug Rehab
If you are a mother in recovery, you likely credit someone close to you with having recognized your need for help and given you the push you needed to get the treatment you needed. If you didn’t, you probably wished someone had done it for you earlier than you had to do it for yourself. Whitney says that her own mother, Cissy Houston, helped her get treatment for her struggle with crack cocaine addiction. In fact, Whitney told Oprah that Cissy made her go to rehab after getting a court injunction that gave her permission to stage an intervention with the assistance of armed police at the front door back.
Where’s Dad? The Father’s Role in Helping a Child Get Treatment
Bobby Brown is Bobbi Kristina’s father and Whitney’s ex-husband. He, too, spent a great deal of time living with an active addiction and received treatment as well. Whether or not he is currently living in recovery or in relapse is unknown, but some reports say that he is just as concerned about his daughter as Whitney is and that the parents are working together to make sure that Bobbi Kristina gets what she needs.
The support of both parents – no matter what their personal relationship or feeling for each other – is imperative when it comes time to help a child enroll in drug rehab. In fact, the more family members the better from both sides of the family. The teen may not feel excited about entering treatment no matter how is there to help her make the transition, but later he or she will appreciate that there is a strong foundation of support waiting and available no matter what.
If you would like to learn more about enrolling your teen daughter over the age of 18 in our woman-centered drug rehab program here at The Orchid, contact us today.