Lohan at Betty Ford Clinic

Lohan at Betty Ford Clinic

Lindsay Lohan is receiving treatment at the Betty Ford Clinic in California, it has emerged.

The troubled actress admitted herself to the world-famous facility on Monday, much to the unhappiness of her father Michael Lohan, who does not believe the centre – who has previously treated stars including David Hasselhoff, Keith Urban, Ozzy Osbourne, Drew Barrymore, Billy Joel, Liza Minnelli, Bobby Brown and Elizabeth Taylor - will be able to help her overcome her problems.

He told website Hollyscoop: "Look at the shortlist of people who went to Betty Ford.

"Most if not all relapsed. I went there myself and I will tell you, Betty Ford is a country club. They administer prescription meds, and even put their patients on prescription meds.”

Michael – who plans to seek a conservatorship over the ‘Machete’ star, giving him control over her affairs – is particularly unhappy that the clinic does not offer family therapy as he believes Lindsay’s relationship with him and her mother Dina Lohan is at the heart of her problems.

He added: "Her turmoil and the root of her problems are her family. This will not work! Mark my words! It is however, comforting to know Lindsay is in a safe place and away from her enablers. Unfortunately, if BF gives her any prescription drugs, they become another enabler. Back to square one!"

Lindsay failed two drugs test earlier this month following a stint in prison and rehab – where she was sent after violating the terms of her probation for a 2007 driving under the influence (DUI) conviction - and was subsequently sentenced to four weeks in jail last Friday.

However, the ruling was overturned within a day and the 24-year-old star was released after posting $300,000 (€220,294) bail.

Lindsay is due back in court for a probation hearing on October 22.

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