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
Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown arrives at Whigham Funeral Home for a private viewing for her mom, Whitney Houston, in Newark.   (Getty Images)

(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."

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leftychell
Feb 20, 2012 4:39 PM CST
It's really hard to save people from themselves.
SpaceCadetGlow
Feb 20, 2012 11:26 AM CST
I was wholly unaware of her existence before this whole frenzy came to light, she is absolutely drop dead gorgeous. my eyes doth approve of the extreme hotness!
DontLikeYou
Feb 20, 2012 8:06 AM CST
Stories like this make me feel sorry for the person who posted them because it is so obvious the writer/poster has no sense of decorum or basic morality.