Whitney's Daughter Got High After Funeral: Report

Bobbi Kristina disappeared, found in hotel 'getting high'

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 19, 2012 11:16 PM CST | Updated Feb 20, 2012 2:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Bobbi Kristina Brown's family is terrified the teen is being overwhelmed by the same demons that likely contributed to her mom's death. Whitney Houston's troubled daughter disappeared after her mother's funeral, and was finally located at a nearby hotel "getting high," sources tell the Daily Beast. The family was in "full panic mode" trying to locate Brown, 18, when she vanished after the emotional ceremony, the Beast notes. “Everyone was freaking out and calling Bobbi Kristina’s cell" after she "slipped away," says a longtime family friend. Whitney’s mother "was beside herself," the source adds. A family spokesman says the teen isn't doing drugs, and is just emotionally fragile now. But the friend insists that the family is worried about Bobbi Kristina's serious substance abuse problem and was discussing placing her in a rehab program after the funeral.

Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized twice after her mother was discovered dead in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub, and was found passed out in a tub just like her mom less than 24 hours before the singer was pronounced dead. The teen spent the night after her mother's death doing drugs, according to the source. She seemed to be handling the tragedy better leading up to the funeral with the "people she loved and love her the most around," says the friend. But her composure was shattered when dad Bobby Brown stormed out of the funeral because he was kept away from his daughter. "That was too much for Bobbi Kristina to handle," says the source. “It’s a horrible situation for everybody. They tried to save Whitney, and it didn’t work. Now, with Bobbi Kristina, they fear the same thing is happening again and they won’t be able to stop it either."

Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown arrives at Whigham Funeral Home for a private viewing for her mom, Whitney Houston, in Newark.
Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown arrives at Whigham Funeral Home for a private viewing for her mom, Whitney Houston, in Newark.   (Getty Images)
Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at a Pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills earlier this month.
Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, arrive at a Pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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