whoustonWMnew.jpgWhitney Houston has checked into rehab for drug and alcohol use, her rep confirms.

    "We can confirm that Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment. Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process."

Apparently the singer is allowed to go out in public as long as she's accompanied by a monitor. A week ago, Houston was spotted at a Prince concert in Los Angeles with daughter Bobbi Kristina. Houston reportedly joined Prince on stage at one point.

But, is 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina the best choice for a monitor? Read more about her reported problems after the jump.