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Lindsay Lohan is already having problems in rehab, and she's barely arrived. The court ordered the troubled 26-year-old to serve 90 days in rehab, get psychological counseling, complete 30 days of community labor and pay fines, but so far the first of those demands has proved difficult for Lohan.
Originally, she was ordered to go to the Seafield Center in New York, but decided that she instead wanted to go to Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach, Calif. The main problem with that plan was that the court had pre-approved Seafield, and Morningside might not have been able to provide Lohan with the type of treatment it was deemed she needs.
Of course, when Lohan did arrive and check into Morningside, she got herself in some hot water for promptly checking out minutes later. Sources tell the New York Daily News that the paparazzi outside of the clinic "spooked" Lohan, so she demanded to return to the airport.
"She was shopping at an electronics store, then she was on the [rehab center] property for a couple minutes but got spooked by the paparazzi," the insider says. "She was saying, 'I'm not going to rehab. I'm not going to rehab. Take me back to the airport.'"
Lohan did head back to the airport, but she didn't get on a flight. Instead, TMZ reports that Lohan checked into the Betty Ford Center rehab facility in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after narrowly avoiding an arrest warrant. Lohan's newly re-hired lawyer Shawn Holley convinced Santa Monica City Attorney Terry White that Betty Ford was a suitable replacement for Seafield, unlike Morningside.
So now Lohan is safely in a rehab facility with her 270 outfits, but will she be able to last for the 90 days that is required?
When Lohan was admitted to Betty Ford back in 2010, she got into a fight with an employee that became so severe that civil lawsuits were filed. The clinic likely won't be very lax with her treatment this time around. Hopefully Lohan was serious when she told David Letterman that she wants to get help at rehab this time.
"I am looking forward to taking time for myself, and the next time I come on the show -- that will be in the past," she told the late night talk show host of her planned stint in rehab.