Whitney Houston is seeking help.
The singer, 47, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, has recently entered an out-patient treatment program.
"Whitney Houston is currently in an out-patient rehab program for drug and alcohol treatment," her rep tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Whitney voluntarily entered the program to support her long-standing recovery process."
Houston initially entered rehab
in 2004, telling ABC News interviewer Diane Sawyer at the time: "I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off." But, the singer also admitted, "You get to a point where you know the party's over."
She then received treatment again in 2005, this time with the help of her mother
, Cissy Houston.
first reported that Houston was in rehab.