Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lindsay Lohan in Betty Ford Clinic for cocaine de-addiction

Photo: Lindsay Lohan during Just My Luck Los Angeles Premiere (05/09/2006) at Mann National Theater, Westwood, CA. Photo credit: David Gabber.

Celebrity news sources report that the American pop singer and model Lindsay Lohan, 24, being treated for cocaine addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic in Los Angeles. Earlier, Lindsay had confessed to experimenting with drugs, and now Lohan is undergoing a rehab treatment program as she has a dependency for the ‘Class A’ drug.

Lohan has already failed two drug tests last month, and the actress is now due in court Oct 22 for a probation hearing. Lohan has served 13 days of a 90-day jail term behind bars in July, and returned to the prison following the failed drug tests, only to end up spending just a few of hours behind bars after posting a $300,000 bail. She then voluntarily checked into the Betty Ford Clinic.

“Lindsay's primary problem is cocaine. She went through a thorough assessment, and it was discovered that she has a high dependence for cocaine,” femalefirst.co.uk quoted a source as saying about Lohan. “At this point, Lindsay is at a critical point of her detoxification and recovery, and she is doing well.”

Lindsay Lohan has her own treatment team comprising of a personal physician, psychologist, primary counselor, spiritual care counselor, family counselor, case manager, fitness trainer, nurse, dietician, and chemical dependency technician in the de-addiction facility.

Lindsay Lohan gained celebrity fame between 2003 and 2005 with leading roles in the films Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded, and appearing in films including Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion and Emilio Estevez's Bobby.

Lohan’s career was interrupted in 2007 as two driving under the influence (DUI) incidents and three visits to drug rehabilitation facilities, costing her dearly as she lost several movie deals.

On resuming her career, Lohan guest-starred in the TV series Ugly Betty (2008), Labor Pains (2009), and appeared in Robert Rodriguez's Machete in 2010. She re-launched her pop music career in 2004 with the album Speak and followed it up with A Little More Personal (Raw) in 2005.

In her probation revocation hearing on July 6, the judge determined that Lohan had violated the terms of her probation and sentenced her to 90 days in jail starting from July 20, and ordered Lohan to check into an inpatient rehab program for three months after her release from jail.

When Lohan appeared in court on July 20, she was taken into custody to begin her jail term, but she was released on August 2 after serving 14 days of prison term. However, she was taken to an inpatient rehabilitation facility where she was expected to stay for another 90 days.

On August 24 Lohan was released after only 23 days. She was ordered to submit to random drug and alcohol screenings and attend psychotherapy and behavior therapy twice a week. Any failure to attend the sessions or to pass the drug tests could result in a 30-day jail sentence.

In early August, Lohan's mother said that Lohan intends to move back to New York once she finishes drug rehabilitation. But after media reports on September 17, Lohan confirmed via Twitter that she failed a drug test, "prepared to face the consequences".

After a hearing on September 24, when the judge ordered a preliminary revocation of Lohan's probation, she was denied bail and sent back to jail. Later the same day, after Lohan's lawyer filed an appeal, another judge granted her bail on the grounds that she had only committed misdemeanors, and she was released from jail after posting $300,000 bail.

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