As Lindsay Lohan embarks on a 90-day stint in rehab, many are wondering if this stay in a treatment facility is going to be different than previous ones. According to one addiction expert, it might not be, so long as she’s still surrounded by the same influences when she gets back to her normal life.
“This time around may not necessarily be different from her past stints in rehab because once Lindsay goes back to reality and her natural surroundings where people accept her disregard to rules, safety and her well being she’ll revert to the same unhealthy behavior,” said Clare W. Kavin, who has worked as an addiction specialist for celebrities and civilians alike. “Her parents need plenty of behavioral work.
If she goes back to the same surroundings and associates herself with the same people who cater to her every want, she can easily carry on the same conduct that placed her in jail in the first place.” Lohan’s jail sentence was reduced to just 13 days — is it possible she won’t spend the full 90 days in rehab? Technically, it is possible.
“As with jail, there is a chance that she may get out early if the judge grants her special favors,” said Kavin, who is the administrative director of The Waismann Method of rehabilitation. “Hopefully this will not be the case, as the treatment process should be taken gradually and with much care … she will need to spend as much time as she can in treatment without any interruption from the outside world.”