|Brooke Mueller - booking photo|
Brooke – who has two-year-old twins, Bob and Max, with the former 'Two and a Half Men' actor – had originally called her parents to help her, but they refused.
A source told RadarOnline.com: "They actually wanted to leave her in jail.
"Brooke's family is done with her, she has to get straight or she is going to die."
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Brooke - who has battled drink and drug addictions in the past and has received treatment in rehab - must return for a District Court hearing on December 19.
She was arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and a misdemeanour charge of assault.
If she is found guilty in the drug charge, Brooke could face up to six years in prison.
A police spokesman said: "When someone is found to have more than a certain amount of the drug they are charged with intent to distribute."
Earlier this year, Brooke and Charlie - who share custody of the children - rekindled their romance but they soon split again and she moved out of his Los Angeles home.