Lindsay Lohan can’t leave the Betty Ford Center at any point during her stay.
Although some patients who check into the facility can earn the privilege to leave every once in a while, the Mean Girls star won’t be eligible. Other patients might be allowed to leave, but Lohan is apparently staying right where she is until her 90-day stint is done.
In a letter addressed to Lindsay Lohan’s attorney Shawn Holley, the Betty Ford Center explained that the actress will be required to stay on the premises for the next three months. At no point will she granted access to leave while she is receiving treatment.
In addition to being confined to the facility, Lindsay Lohan won’t have access to a phone or the internet on a regular basis. She will also be randomly tested for drugs during her stay.
Although Lohan will be required to stay at the Betty Ford Center while she’s receiving help for drug and alcohol abuse, a counselor explained to People that they can’t keep her if she decides to leave.
“We can’t hold a patient against their will, we can’t stop a patient from running away. We’re not a jail. But we closely monitor patients via security and technicians 24 hours a day,” the insider explained.
During her stay at Betty Ford, Lohan will be assigned by a “physician, nurse, psychologist, case manager, spiritual care counselor, family counselor, dietitian, fitness trainer, and a chemical dependency technician.” Her routine will begin early in the morning and conclude pretty late at night.
Lindsay Lohan’s handlers are no doubt hoping her current trip to the facility will be a little better than her last. In 2010, the actress got into an altercation with an employee after she allegedly climbed a wall and fled the premises. Charges were not brought against the Liz & Dick star due to a lack of evidence.
The actress is currently being evaluated to see if she can continue taking Adderall. If it’s determined that she doesn’t need the prescription drug to help control her ADHD, then it will be taken away from her.
Do you think it’s fair that Lindsay Lohan can’t leave the Betty Ford Center during rehab?