Skip to content

Whitney Houston Returns to Drug Rehab

Whitney Houston continues to struggle with drug addiction. According to her publicist, the 47-year-old singer is currently receiving outpatient treatment for drug abuse at a drug rehab center.

Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband, told reporters that Houston relapsed to smoking crack cocaine after she recently went on tour. Houston’s overseas tour was marred by cancellations and fans criticized her weak voice and lackluster performances.

Houston first entered rehab in 2004 and returned one year later. She emerged in 2009 with a new album and more refined image. I Look to You went platinum and appeared to solidify Houston’s return to music.

However, during an appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Houston revealed that she was no longer on drugs but was often tempted to use again.

Unfortunately, her destructive habits have also affected her 17-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. In March, photos of Bobbi Kristina sniffing cocaine were released online. –a.r.


  1. Anonymous on May 10, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Such a shame! Awesome talent down the drain.

  2. Rev. Robert Gilmore on May 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. One of the tragedies impacting our community is the denial that a significant number of African-Americans suffer from co-morbidity, that is when substance abuse and mental illnesreside together. The tragedy with such a beautiful Black and talented woman such as Ms. Houston, is that others around her are impacted as well. I Pray that she can receive the aid she needs and her child as well, Go to and my free book,” A True Story: Hope After Dope,From A Drug Addict to A Doctor”, share it with her or a friend and believe me you will feel better. As my Praying Grandmother said to me, “you will understand it better bye and bye’…Its A Blessing.