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Lindsay Lohan has done her time -- well, about 15% of her time, anyway -- and has now begun her court-ordered three months in rehab. Unlike the L.A. women's prison, Lohan's rehabilitation facility won't be shortening her sentence for good behavior. So will rehab actually make Lindsay change her ways?
Although Lohan is only 24, this will actually be her fourth stint in rehab (not counting her brief stay in a "sober-living house" last month when she was trying to avoid jail). The actress first checked herself into a rehab facility in January 2007, after her bad behavior at during the filming of Georgia Rule became national news. She made another trip to rehab in May 2007 after her first DUI arrest, then another after her second DUI arrest in July 2007. Each visit was at a different rehabilitation clinic.
This new rehab attempt will be different: first of all, she's not going voluntarily. Second, this will be a longer stint than her previous attempts at rehab, which each lasted between one and two months. And third, this rehabilitation center was selected specifically by the sentencing judge, because she doesn't think Lohan will be able to secretly obtain drugs (or slack off) while in this particular program. The fact that Lohan described her previous experience in rehab as "like a vacation" makes us wonder if she's ever been in a rigorous program that really forced her to conquer her demons. Perhaps she's been cherry-picking places that wouldn't give her a hard time? We doubt the judge will make the same mistake -- and it might be exactly what Lilo needs. Meanwhile, a friend told Popeater this week that Lohan is "still so vulnerable;" it's that vulnerability which might help her let down her defenses and finally take accountability for her problems.
Unfortunately, there are two people who could stand in the way of Lindsay's recovery: her parents. Lindsay has claimed that Michael Lohan's trash-talking behavior over the years triggered her drug abuse in the first place, yet he still blabs compulsively to the press -- about Lindsay's problems, his feud with her mother, and his own poor decisions. Meanwhile, mother
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