Even though Lindsay Lohan was released from an inpatient drug rehab facility Tuesday after serving less than one-third of her court-ordered 90-day stint, that doesn't mean the "Mean Girls" star is free to do as she pleases.
Lohan, 24, who previously logged 13 days in jail on a 90-day sentence for a probation violation, faces a number of rigorous requirements if she wants to stay on the outside and not face another, longer term in jail.
Following her 22-day stay at the UCLA Medical Center, TMZ reported that, at a hearing Wednesday morning (August 25), Judge Elden Fox said Lohan must not only continue submitting to random drug and alcohol tests twice a week, but also attend a 12-step program, participate in a minimum of four psychotherapy sessions a week, reside in her current home until November 1 and attend behavior therapy sessions twice a week.
If Lohan flunks a drug and alcohol test, she will go back to jail for 30 days. It was her alleged failure to attend court-mandated alcohol-education classes that landed her back in court on a probation violation from a pair of 2007 DUI cases in the first place, and an unnamed source close to Lohan said the star is adamant about staying on the straight-and-narrow this time.
"Lindsay is going to do what she has to do," the source told Radar Online. "She wants all this behind her."
Though Lohan served only a fraction of the time in rehab that the previous judge in the case had ordered, Fox agreed to spring her early because her doctors said she may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD and that her condition didn't justify such rigorous, lengthy inpatient treatment, according to People magazine. Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, said her client is "serious about her sobriety" but did not address reports about the misdiagnosis.
Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, Holley added: "She is looking forward to beginning anew and having a productive life and schedule. ... She has changed. She is healthy, clear-headed, positive and looking forward." Holley could not be reached for additional comment at press time to clarify whether Lohan's home confinement will prohibit the actress from beginning work on the Linda Lovelace biopic she's slated to star in, "Inferno."
The New York Times speculated that the best move for Lohan could be to leave the paparazzi-crazed confines of Los Angeles and return to her native New York in an attempt to reboot her career and escape the temptations of the city. Her mother, Dina Lohan, has recently said Lindsay is considering a move back East and could wind up in New York following her release from treatment.