EXCLUSIVE! An Expert Says Doctors Are NUTS If They Yank Lindsay From Rehab Before 90 Days!

Fri, August 13, 2010 3:13pm EST by 7 Comments

Dina Lohan claims her daughter might be released from UCLA Medical Center earlier than expected if doctors tell the judge she’s healthy…but addiction expert Marty Brenner tells us there’s no way she’ll recover if she leaves early!

Dina Lohan only wants what’s best for her daughter — but as history has proven, her wishes actually do more harm than good for 24-year-old trainwreck Lindsay Lohan. Now, Dina is lobbying for doctors to give Lindsay an early release from her 90-day rehab stint at UCLA Medical Center, but Los Angeles addiction expert Marty Brenner tells HollywoodLife.com that’s a TERRIBLE idea.

“Rehab really won’t work if they yank Lindsay early,” Brenner — who’s worked with the Lohan family before — explains. “She needs 90 days…60 day at a bare minimum. First she has to get situated and analyzed, which takes a few days. Then she has to detox, which will probably take at least two weeks.”

Although the DA’s office and Lindsay’s lawyer have said it’s a possibility, Brenner says releasing Lindsay early because she’s coherent isn’t the same as releasing her because she’s healthy.

“The psychiatrists can say she’s detoxed and she’s coherent, but working on the addiction is another ball game,” Brenner explains. “At that time is when the treatment really works. If they are going to say she’s ready to go just because she’s coherent, then what’s changed? Nothing. You need the whole balance for rehab to work. You have to be there for a while. You have to be involved.”

Plus, if Judge Elden Fox — who replaced Judge Marsha Revel this week — has the final say, would he even take an early release into consideration? Los Angeles-based criminal attorney, Steve Cron, thinks he would.

“Generally that’s what is expected,” Cron says. “The purpose of rehab is rehab, not punishment. If the professionals believe the person shouldn’t be there any longer, the judge will usually listen to what they have to say.”

Do YOU think Lindsay should be released early?

–Kirstin Benson

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Posted at 2:53 AM on August 14, 2010  

this sounds like a farce. she has been there a week? and she got out of jail after 2 weeks of her 90 days sentence? just proves that if you are a celeb you have an easy ride through the system.

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Posted at 6:50 PM on August 13, 2010  

I think she should stay. But if she is not willing to change then no matter how long she stays things will just go back to the way they were before. When you have drug tests there are things you can take to make you look clean. My nephew has been doing this kind of thing for over 10 yrs. he has told me all the tricks. Even random testing.I’m sure Lindsay knows even more.Dina is an enabler. That is part of the problem.Micheal is just nuts. He makes things worse than Dina. He needs to go away & leave the family alone. Maybe then Lindsay will want to get her act together.

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Posted at 3:28 PM on August 13, 2010  

This a lockdown facility and she didn’t fail any drug tests she doesn’t deserve to be there

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Posted at 3:25 PM on August 13, 2010  

Yes she should be released early she clearly doesn’t want to be there and it is costing her at least 2000 a day.
There was no admissable evidence to support the court ordered rehab. She passed all the drug tests and the judge was extremely harsh.

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Posted at 3:38 PM on August 13, 2010  

i don’t necessarily disagree with you that it could be a waste of time and money for her to be there with her frame of mind, but i do want to make sure everyone realizes that “passing the drug tests” only means she did not have illegal drugs or alcohol in her system at those times. she is taking very heavy duty prescription drugs, which are not considered in her drug testing. think anna nicole and michael before her- tho she’s not as bad (yet), of course. at this rate she’s not likely to have the money they did to support a habit like theirs, but you know, it’s the same type thing.

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Posted at 4:01 PM on August 13, 2010  

I see your point but if the judge is like you are subject to random drug testing and she passes the tests then why should she go to rehab?
I didn’t even think it was a possibilty

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Posted at 7:26 PM on August 13, 2010  

i don’t know all the facts, and i don’t practice criminal law, but legally speaking this was all probably laid out in the initial probation terms that she agreed to way back when- and then it’s looked at almost like a contract i think. for example, lindsay may have said, okay, i’ll accept this lesser punishment (for the dui’s or whatever they were) and as part of this deal i will agree to these specific probation terms. and maybe the terms of the probation that lindsay agreed to back then allowed the judge to exercise her discretion regarding whether or not lindsay could be forced into rehab. i don’t know all those details, but maybe that answers your question of how this was a possibility? because, yah, under normal circumstances, you’re right- you can’t just throw someone into rehab or any type of medical lockdown unless they’re declared legally incompetent. but this was all probably something lindsay agreed to way back when- that the judge could do that if she didn’t do exactly what the judge told her to do. and, clearly, she didn’t do what the judge had been telling her to do.

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