01/17/2012 at 03:30 PM EST
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