Whitney Houston's representative confirmed to People magazine that Houston has entered into an out-patient rehab program to treat her alcohol and drug related issues. "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." In 2000, she was charged with a misdemeanor drug offense when airport police at Kona International Airport found half an ounce of marijuana in her handbag. Charges were dropped in 2001 after she passed a substance abuse assessment. Houston entered rehab for the first time in March of 2004 and after she checked out five days later, she told Diane Sawyer about the condition that lead her to seek help: "I partied a lot. Trust me: I partied my tail off. You get to a point where you know the party's over." She returned in 2005 after her mother, Cissy Houston, petitioned a court and asked that the judge order her back into treatment.