Is Heather Locklear Headed to Rehab?

Heather Locklear

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updated 01/17/2012 AT 3:30 PM ET

originally published 01/17/2012 AT 4:45 PM ET

The initial scare is over. Now comes a difficult question for Heather Locklear.

After the Melrose Place actress was briefly hospitalized for reportedly mixing prescription drugs and alcohol, friends and family are hoping she’ll seek rehab, sources tell PEOPLE.

“She’s weighing her options right now,” says one source. “Her family is all over her with concern, and that’s a hard thing to hear.”

According another source, her battles with alcohol “go back a long time” but that “she was able to handle it and be in social situations and just fine.”

But turning 50 and having her engagement to Jack Wagner end has only exacerbated longtime insecurities, says the source. Then came the 911 call from her sister on Jan. 12.

For more on Heather Locklear, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands Friday


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