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Heather Locklear Not Going To Rehab: REPORT

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First Posted: 01/26/2012 9:15 am Updated: 01/26/2012 1:59 pm

Heather Locklear's recent hospital scare brought to light all of the other times the former "Melrose Place" star has battled with prescription drugs and depression and suspiciously bad driving skills. But from the looks of it, the 50-year-old actress won't check into rehab any time soon, much to her family's chagrin. A source tells People magazine that Locklear is "under doctor's care" but not in rehab, and has "decided for now to seek recovery without an in-patient program."

Earlier, US Weekly reported that Locklear had isolated friends and family through her drinking, quoting a source that said "Heather has been out of control for many years" and "she doesn't get out of bed most days... Jack kept her on the straight and narrow, but he couldn't keep Heather sober."

Locklear has visited rehab at least twice before: once, in 2008 at an Arizona clinic, where she sough treatment for anxiety and depression; and again in 2011, shortly after her split from longtime boyfriend Jack Wagner. On January 12, Locklear was hospitalized after suffering serious stomach pain from ingesting wine and prescription drugs. She was placed in the intensive care unit and released the next day.

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