Whitney Houston Enters Drug Rehab Facility

Singer 'thanks everyone for their support and prayers.'

Whitney Houston's battle with drug abuse took another turn Monday night when the singer entered a facility for drug rehabilitation.

Houston's spokesperson declined to elaborate on the admittance but offered a statement on the singer's behalf, saying that Houston "thanks everyone for their support and prayers."

This isn't the first time Houston's name — or that of her husband, singer Bobby Brown — has been linked with drugs. In 2000, Houston was charged with a misdemeanor drug offense after authorities at Kona International Airport in Keahole, Hawaii, seized her handbag and allegedly found approximately half an ounce of marijuana (see [article id="1430156"]"Whitney Houston Charged In Pot Bust"[/article]).

The charges were dropped in March 2001 after Houston cleared a substance abuse assessment (see [article id="1441398"]"Whitney Houston Pot Charge Dropped"[/article]).

In a December 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Primetime," Houston admitted to having abused drugs in the past but claimed to have overcome her problem through prayer.