Report: Bobbi Kristina Brown Allegedly Used Heroin, Other Drugs Before She Was Found in Bathtub

Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2011
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Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2011
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Twenty-one-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was allegedly under the influence of drugs the morning she was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub at her home, a source familiar with details of the incident told People magazine.

The daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown has been listed in critical condition since she was rushed to the hospital on Jan. 31 after she was found facedown in the tub at her home in Roswell, Ga. While police have launched an investigation into the incident and have named her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon as a person of interest in the case, little is known about what happened before the gruesome discovery.

Now, People says, multiple sources close to Bobbi Kristina confirm that she “regularly used heroin, cocaine and Xanax in recent months.” She allegedly was also a heavy drinker, the sources tell People. One of those sources who saw her regularly claims that she “often appeared to be high, slurring her words and seeming incoherent.”


In the years since her mother died, Bobbi Kristina reportedly had been “in and out” of rehab, the report alleges. And she had become distressed in the weeks approaching the three-year anniversary of her mother’s death on Feb. 11, which likely fed her addiction despite her efforts to remain clean, the report notes.

“How thin she had gotten is an indicator,” the source tells People. “This girl was trying hard, but she didn’t have any support system. She was still dealing with a lot of grief over her mother.” 

Bobbi Kristina was discovered in a situation eerily similar to that of her mother, who was found in February 2012 in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Autopsy results later showed that Houston had cocaine in her system.

Read more at People magazine.

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