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PEOPLE confirms that Whitney Houston needs help. The 47-year-old has checked into an out-patient rehab program for drugs and alcohol. Whitney’s rep continues, “Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process.” A source tells TMZ that “she’s cleansing herself to get ready for a new movie.”

The program lets Whitney go out in public but she has to bring a monitor. Basically, she’s paying someone to be her mother. The good news is nagging comes free of charge.