Farrah Abraham Checks Into Rehab, but Does She Really Want to Change?

The Teen Mom star -- who made headlines for selling a sex tape -- says she wants to make "better choices."

Farrah Abraham has realized that she's out of control -- at least, when it comes to alcohol. The Teen Mom star, who just completed a court-ordered alcohol education class, checked herself into a voluntary 10-day rehab program on Saturday to work on her sobriety.

“At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI has caused in my life," she told RadarOnline. "I'm 22 and I want to make better choices and ensure I can recognize when I am putting myself in a bad situation next time." 

"Better choices" sounds like an admirable goal for Abraham, who has recently made a series of alarming ones. She was arrested for DUI in March (hence that alcohol education class); made a pornographic video that she tried to pass off as a private sex tape; negotiated the sale of said video with 3-year-old daughter Sofia in tow; had two major plastic surgeries less than a year apart; posed topless; and -- the icing on the cake! -- signed on for a new reality show. The single mom seems to be barrelling from one money-making scheme and reckless decision to another, without a second thought to what her daughter (now four) will think of Mommy's naked pictures, or how she'll be affected by all the cameras in their living room.

So that makes rehab a smart decision, right? Farrah could use a breather to take stock of her life and re-focus her goals. Another sign of positive change: She has announced plans to go to business school, in the hopes of opening a chain of restaurants. That sounds like an actual long-term plan! We support it.

Unfortunately, we're skeptical about Farrah's pledge that she wants to "make better choices" -- because she's never admitted to making bad ones. She suffers from Lindsay Lohan Syndrome: blaming the media for the consequences of her own poor decisions. During her April appearance on Dr. Phil, for example, she denied that she was trying to sell a sex tape, said the media pushed her into making it public, then said she wouldn't take less than $1 million for it. (She ultimately got less than that.) She admitted to driving drunk, but said she wasn't driving at the time -- she was only being picked on because she's famous. (She eventually pleaded guilty to DUI.) It was the same weird back-and-forth she's been doing since the "sex tape" scandal pulled her into the headlines.

The sad thing is, she's getting away with it. She thinks she's invincible. In a recent interview with Gawker, when Farrah was asked to name someone she admires, she said that her only hero is herself.

"I don’t really admire anyone. I really admire the progress that I do. I’m about my life," said Abraham. "I have no idols or role models. I read about people and I study what they’ve done, but that’s really it. I feel it can be done to a more professional standard. I like to improve the world and make a difference, and I feel I’ve done that."

Yep -- she feels like she's "improved the world" and "made a difference." Does that sound like someone who's ready to make better decisions? As far as Farrah is concerned, she's doing a bang-up job. Wonder if rehab will convince her to change her tune.

Donna Kaufman is a freelance writer and iVillage contributor. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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