LATEST: Actress Mackenzie Phillips' sister BIJOU insists rehab is "the best thing that's ever happened" to her older sibling, after she checked into a facility following her arrest on charges of drug possession.
MACKenzie Phillips, 48, entered rehab earlier this month (Sep08) after a Los Angeles judge slapped her with felony charges stemming from her August (08) arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
She was arrested at Los Angeles' LAX airport after security found her in possession of heroin and cocaine during a routine screening there on 27 August (08).
And 28-year-old actress Bijou Phillips insists she's happy her sister is finally seeking help after several unsuccessful stints in rehab.
She says: "She's in recovery now, and we're so proud of her. This whole thing is the best thing that's ever happened for her. We’re so happy.
"I'm thankful that this happened and that we were able to do this. It’s like we have our sister back."
MACKenzie is scheduled to be arraigned in October (08).