Lindsay Lohan`s father wants her out of current rehab

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2010, 10:41 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan`s father wants her to be shifted to another rehabilitation centre - because he`s convinced she won`t recover if she`s given prescription medication.

The "Mean Girls" star checked into the Betty Ford treatment clinic in southern California Tuesday, four days after posting $300,000 bail to escape jail after failing two mandatory drug tests.

But her father Michael Lohan is particularly concerned because late model/actress Anna Nicole Smith, who died in 2007 from a prescription drug overdose, also tried to overcome her problems at Betty Ford unsuccessfully, reports a website.

"Look at the `short` list of people who went to Betty Ford - most, if not all, have relapsed. I went there myself, and I will tell you, Betty Ford is a country club," said Michael.

"They administer prescription meds and even put their patients on prescription meds. Once more, they don`t have family therapy at all. The root of her problems is her family. This will not work - mark my words!"

Michael insists he`s relieved "to know Lindsay is in a safe place and away from her enablers" but adds, "If Betty Ford gives her any prescription drugs, they become another enabler. Back to square one!"

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