Lindsay Lohan is out of rehab once again, People reports.
According to the magazine, the actress was photographed leaving the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah on Friday afternoon (October 5) after an extensive stay that lasted roughly two months. She was also seen with her father, Michael, who was carrying her suitcases.
“I will be there in her life as best I can but from here on she’s going to have a lot of decisions to make on her own,” Michael Lohan told People on Friday. “Now that she is going out into the world, I can only hope for the best.”
“I’m proud of her,” Lindsay’s mother, Dina, told People on Friday. “She’s moving ahead with her life. Things were getting out of control. She took action. She took responsibility. She really needed to heal.”
Lindsay and her long-estranged father reportedly met twice while she was at the Utah center, during her third stint of rehab this year. People reported in early September that she had recently seen her dad for the first time since he was released from prison in March. The magazine also reported earlier this month that the actress was due to spend five days with her father at a remote lodge in the Utah mountains as part of her recovery.
The 21-year-old actress entered rehab after being pulled over by police July 24 in Santa Monica, California, and arrested less than two weeks after leaving a rehabilitation facility. She faced five counts, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving on a suspended license and possession of narcotics, according to a Santa Monica Police Department spokesperson. TMZ reported that Lohan checked into a facility hours after the arrest; Lohan’s attorney, Blair Berk, said in a statement that the actress was “safe, out of custody and presently receiving medical care.”
On August 23, Lohan caught a break when prosecutors charged her with seven misdemeanors for her two DUI arrests earlier in the year. Escaping more serious felony charges that could have landed her in jail for more than a year, she was charged with two counts each of driving under the influence, driving with a blood-alcohol level above .08 percent and being under the influence of cocaine; and one count of reckless driving, according a report from the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.
That same day, she struck a plea deal on the misdemeanor DUI and drug charges and was ordered to spend one day in jail, serve 10 days of community service and complete a drug-treatment program. She is also on probation for 36 months, is required to complete an 18-month alcohol-education program, pay hundreds of dollars in fines and finish a three-day county coroner program that will require her to visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunken drivers. She will not have to stand trial.
“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lohan wrote in a statement released to MTV News. “Recently, I relapsed and did things for which I am ashamed. I broke the law, and today I took responsibility by pleading guilty to charges in my case.
People also reports that Lohan is planning to return to acting soon and will start filming the tango movie “Dare to Love Me” in Los Angeles on October 15.