Lohan chooses 'extended care' in rehab
EmptyNEW YORK -- Lindsay Lohan, who checked into rehab after a wild Memorial Day weekend, plans to extend her stay, says her mother, Dina Lohan.
"She's going to be doing extended care," Dina Lohan said in Tuesday's editions of the Daily News. "It was her choice."
The "Mean Girls" actress, who turns 21 on July 2, checked into rehab in Malibu after she crashed her Mercedes Benz into a curb and was photographed slumped in the passenger seat of a friend's car.
It was her second rehab stint this year. Lohan said in January she had checked into a rehabilitation center for substance abuse treatment.
Dina Lohan, who appeared Monday for a hearing at Nassau Family Court in Mineola, told the Daily News that she speaks with her daughter every day.
"She's doing great," Lohan said.
Judge Stacy Bennett ordered Lohan and her estranged husband, Michael Lohan, to attend family therapy. Bennett said the family therapy aims to gradually reunite Michael Lohan with his two youngest children.
It was unclear whether both parents, who have been waging a legal battle over visitation rights, would attend therapy together.
Bennett also ordered that Michael Lohan be allowed more phone contact with the children, ages 13 and 11.
Michael Lohan, who recently left prison after serving time for drunken driving and attempted assault, told Newsday in Tuesday's editions that he was encouraged by the judge's orders.
"They were my entire life," he said of his children. "I miss them tremendously."
Dina Lohan said before the hearing that she wanted to move on with her life and that the legal fight had taken a toll on herself and her children.