While Brooke Mueller deals with the fallout from her alleged domestic dispute with Charlie Sheen two weeks ago, a friend claims this is far from the first problem she's encountered over the last few years.
A source tells Radar Online that Mueller received in-patient treatment in the early 2000s for an addiction to crack.
She would reportedly "disappear for a couple days" at times and head to Beit T'Shuvah in Los Angeles. This recovery center focuses on Jewish spirituality and therapy, specializing in both in-patient and out-patient care.
"She had a serious problem," the insider says.
This report doesn't come as too much of a shock. It's been revealed that Mueller has two arrests on her record; one for DUI and a second for cocaine possession in 2001.
Various stories have alleged that she and Sheen were drinking heavily on the night of their argument, with Mueller registering a .13 blood-alcohol level. That's higher than Pete Doherty likely is right now.
Brooke's lawyer says his client wants to move on from this "bad night," however, and reconcile with the actor. We just hope she has the best interests of her young children in mind.