Actress ordered to attend a drug programme
The Oscar-winning actress, 44, was caught buying crack cocaine on a street near her New York home on 1 June.
But Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Elisa Koenderman says the charges will be dropped if she attends a drug treatment programme.
‘I made a giant, horrible mistake that I regret and feel really ashamed and embarrassed about,’ she said after the arrest.
‘I take full responsibility.’
The star has battled drug addiction since the age of 14 but successfully completed a stint in rehab in 1996.