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Courtney helps Whitney beat drugs

Former drug addict Courtney Love has helped fellow singer Whitney Houston fight her demons. When Courtney saw the shocking images of drug-addled Whitney in a magazine, she offered her help and forged a friendship with the troubled singer. “Courtney has been there and really understands Whitney,” explains a source. Kurt Cobain’s widow, who has been sober for more than a year, recommended her addiction counsellor to Bobby Brown’s soon-to-be ex-wife. Five months ago the counsellor met with Whitney, who was fortunately receptive, in her third attempt in as many years to get clean. Whitney moved from Atlanta to Los Angeles to be close to her counsellor and participate in long-term outpatient rehab. Getting rid of “bad influences” may have been the deciding motivator in Whitney’s final split from Bobby. With daughter Bobbi Kristina in LA with her, Whitney has “chosen to get well. She doesn’t live her life in any way for Bobby,” says an insider. Bobby’s recent infidelities were the final straw for the `I Will Always Love You’ singer, who may file for bankruptcy to protect her assets in a divorce. [21 September 2006]

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