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Lindsay Lohan ordered to undergo strict outpatient program of drug testing, therapy

Lohanincourt A Beverly Hills judge ordered Lindsay Lohan on Wednesday to undergo rigorous outpatient therapy for the next three months that will require regular counseling and keep her in Los Angeles.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Elden Fox said Lohan will remain on supervised probation until November.

During that time, the actress must remain in L.A. and comply with random drug testing twice a week, participate in psychotherapy four times a week and meet with counselors five times a week, he said.

The order came after Lohan was released from in-patient therapy at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She stayed at the hospital for 22 days.

Fox said Lohan will be jailed for 30 days if she misses or fails a drug test.

Fox signed off on Lohan's release Tuesday at 5 p.m. from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The actress left through a back door around 8 p.m.

After Wednesday's hearing, where Fox clarified the terms of probation, Lohan's lawyer told reporters that the actress had accepted responsibility for her actions and was ready for a fresh start.

 

“She has changed,” said Shawn Chapman Holley. “She’s healthy, she’s clearheaded, she’s positive.”

Lohan did not attend the hearing.

Holley said Lohan was released early from rehab “because the treating doctors at UCLA felt she had done everything required of her there.”

”They started their own fresh evaluation, put her through their own testing and recognized that there was no need for her to be there any longer,” Holley said.

Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 90 days in drug rehabilitation by L.A. Superior Court Judge Marsha Revel for violating probation in her 2007 conviction for driving under the influence.

Lohan served only 13 days in jail because of overcrowded conditions and her good behavior.

-- Richard Winton and Kate Linthicum

Photo: Lindsay Lohan in court earlier this year. Credit: Los Angeles Times.

 
Comments () | Archives (11)

Odds are being taken in Vegas that she will be back on the drug/alcohol scene before the week is out. Once a druggie alway a druggie. She has ruined her career thanks in part to an enabling set of parents. Won't make much difference as she has little enough talent as is. Drug use has made her face look 15 years older. So much for Hollywood and "stars"....

Oh, great. I'm sure keeping her in L.A. will help her drug problem.

Next up- overdose.

So, attorney Holley (who famously departed the case weeks ago) is back as Lohan's attorney?

What a joke...

Grow up Lindsay.

We are all domed.
She will be driving again.
Loham is out driving the streets!!!!!!
I am willing to bet you a penny she will miss or fail her drug tests.

she grow out of this she is smart and making stupid decisions and getting into trouble hopefully will open her eyes. give her a break everyone deserves another chance

I find it odd that they can impose such cruel conditions on her. It would have been better for her to remain in jail.

I have met many people who would have chosen jail over enforced therapy anytime. I remember a case from Florida where a 15 year old girl was sentenced for letting her boyfriend killing her mother to avoid a rather extreme boot camp like boarding school and got 20 years in prison. It was a tragedy for both mother and daughter, but the sad fact is that the daughter will be better off compared to a stay in the boarding school once she is released in a couple of years.

The justice system has totally lost focus on the crime in Lohan's case. It was a DUI. Punish it with prison, fine, loss of drivers license and then let it be over with. Probation as it has been done with Lohan has cost the taxpayers a lot of money. Had they sent her to prison from the very start it had only been 100 dollars per night. The cost of holding meeting after meeting in court, doing the paperwork at the D.A, consulting with various doctors and so-called treatment staff has cost the tax-payers 100 times if not 1000 times more.

The conditions they have given her is prison at home. I wonder why we dare to fight in the name of humanity abroad.

I sometimes forget how cruel and really stupid people can be until I read comment sections.

Despite the hateful remarks printed here, many people are rooting for Lindsey and hoping that she is making a full recovery. There is no question that she is a talented actress and has a promising career ahead of her if she can get get her personal life in balance. (Look at what has happened to the careers of Robert Downey Jr. and Owen Wilson, for example, since they have gotten their lives back on track.)

I agree with Evad the Slayer. Drugs do that to you.... and you're not even aware of it during the time you're under.

One wonders if it will be physically possible for Lindsay to attend all these meeings each week even if she goes directly from one to another. According to your articles, Lindsay has to attend at least 11 meetings or tests a week let alone the 12 step programme whatever that entails. Somewhere inbetween she is supposed to be able to work, (assuming there are any minutes left in the day), after all the meetings.

What if the times of some of these meetings clash or the time it takes to travel between one meeting and another? This is even without taking into account the duration of the meetings? Will Lindsay be penalised if the rigourous meeting regime proves unworkable through no fault of her own?

I am not certain that even a business person could keep up with that sort of schedule every week.


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