Although Lindsay Lohan is legally confined to the Betty Ford Center until January, many may be wondering why the troubled star has been spotted out of the treatment center on now multiple occasions!
However, sources have revealed that gurlfriend is not getting any special treatment due to her celebrity status, and that small field trips off the grounds are permitted for patients showing signs of improvement!
The insider explains:
"Lindsay is being allowed to leave Betty Ford as part of their renowned behavior modification program. Once a patient has been at Betty Ford for 45 days and the person is progressing, their treatment team begins to explore letting the patient leave the facility for short outings. The behavior modification program entails that if a patient is actively participating in group therapy session - and in individual sessions - and is generally progressing, they are given passes to leave for a short time. Lindsay is doing extremely well at Betty Ford, and her treatment team has been giving her passes to leave, and she is in turn participating even more and working very well with other patients. Betty Ford empowers their patients with tools so that when they are discharged, the patient doesn't feel overwhelmed with anxiety about being out in the real world again. Lindsay's counselors give her passes and if she has any issues while she is out, she can talk about it with her treatment team. It's one of the elements that sets Betty Ford apart from other treatment centers. Lindsay is very motivated by being given the passes. At UCLA Medical Center she felt like she was being held hostage. That was one of the reasons that she relapsed so quickly. Now that she has been given these passes and experiencing a little taste of freedom, the odds of her relapsing are lower."
Makes sense to us!
And we're thrilled that the doctors can trust her to make the right decisions when she's out in the wild!
Hopefully this time around she really has found a method that works for her.
Who knows? Maybe 2011 really will be Lindsay's year! We have our fingers crossed for her.
Keep up the good work, bb!
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