Heather Locklear‘s loved ones are worried.
Following her arrest for felony domestic violence and battery on a police officer, the actress’s friends and family are encouraging her to go back to rehab.
A source told ET that the 56-year-old has been “spiraling out of control lately,” and those close to her say her history with substance abuse is to blame.
“Heather has been spiraling out of control lately. We realize Heather has had problems with drinking and drugs before, but she was really getting back on track… Her friends and family are telling her it is time to go back to rehab. She needs it badly. It’s sad she lets things get this out of control before she gets help.”
One thing that’s probably not helping? Her volatile relationship with Chris Heisser.
TMZ reports that just hours after their domestic dispute, Locklear’s boyfriend was arrested for DUI.
The 56-year-old was pulled over at 12:43 AM on Monday for driving at a slow rate of speed on the 101. He was cited after blowing a .19 and a .20 during the field sobriety test, and was released a short time after.
Earlier that night, the actress’s brother reportedly headed over to her Thousand Oaks, CA home after receiving alarming text messages from her. ET‘s source explained:
“She was freaking out and texting her brother nonstop and wasn’t making sense… She grew up in Thousand Oaks and really did well in Hollywood, so she is the sweetheart of the family and they all rally around her. Her brother immediately headed over to the house. When he arrived, she and her boyfriend were fighting. It was a terrible scene.”
The fight had gotten so intense by the time he arrived, Locklear’s brother felt he had no choice but to call the police:
“They were literally physically fighting and her brother couldn’t control the situation, so he called the police.”
Unfortunately, the sight of police officers only set the actress off more. The source claimed:
“When the police arrived, Heather was irate. She was furious her brother got the police involved and she was in no state to be able to have a normal thinking conversation. She was out of control. She was screaming at the police and went on the attack. She physically fought the police and they had to handcuff her to control her.”
The arrest, the source added, was “rock bottom” for the Scary Movie 5 actress:
“There were marks all over her boyfriend’s face, so they had no choice but to take her into custody. They said she seemed unstable and they wanted to take her for a psychological evaluation.”
Locklear posted $20K bail and was released. Her next court appearance is set for March 13 in Ventura, California.
[Image via Ventura County Sheriff’s Dept..]