Michael Lohan to Open Rehab Center?

Lindsay Lohan's dad says that his family's struggles have inspired him to start up his own "faith-based" sanctuary

Michael Lohan is one celebrity who knows first-hand how hard it can be to battle alcohol and drug addictions -- so he moved to California to open a rehab facility.

Lindsay Lohan's dad, who asked a judge to send his daughter to a rehabilitation center earlier this year, says he is on a spiritual journey to open a "faith-based" sanctuary. "After seeing what my daughter, myself and other people I know have been through, it has led me to realize this is my calling and purpose in life," Lohan, 50, told Us Weekly.

Lohan says, though a location has not been chosen, the center has already hired some members of the staff, which will include physical therapists and fitness specialists. He says the residents won't get conventional medical treatment on the grounds ("that will be done at an associated hospital"), but that his place will focus "on mind, body and soul. It is a spiritual retreat."

And Lohan says that you won't have to be of a specific religious affiliation or have a ton of money to get help. He promises to welcome all walks of life into his center.

"I'm not going to close my doors on anyone. We may offer a scholarship (to those in need)," he explains. "You don't have to be Lindsay Lohan or Nicole Richie or Robert Downey Jr. or a celebrity to get rehab. The basis of the rehab will be that there is a God; that good conquers evil; that the best way to live is to treat others like you want to be treated; and treat your body like a temple."

The motivation behind the project comes from Lohan's desire to help his own family. "All I want to (do) is open this place and see my family, (ex-wife) Dina and my children are in a good place. When that day comes, I am done, I am finished. All of the things that have happened to me in my life have led to this," he said. "I know this is what God wants me to do first and foremost."

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