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Judge Sets Path for Lindsay’s Recovery

After Lindsay Lohan’s release from rehab, the judge handling her case set out a path paved for her full recovery and an end to her three-year-old drug cases.

Judge Elden Fox set up a program filled with therapy sessions and a 12-step program meeting for Lindsay’s full recovery. For the remaining 67 days of her sentence, Lohan will be expected to subject herself to drug and alcohol counseling, random drug and alcohol testing several times a week, and attend psychotherapy sessions.

Lindsay LohanIf Lindsay fulfills all these stipulations, the judge will allow her to leave Los Angeles permanently if she wishes and be on unsupervised probation. If things aren’t followed and she fails her tests, she will have to go to jail for 30 days for each violation that she makes.

Shawn Chapman Holley, Lindsay’s attorney, says that her client is eager to show that she can do all the things asked by the judge for her rigid outpatient rehab program. Despite the difficult schedule, her client will go back to working as she is scheduled to return on the big screen with the movie “Machete” by Robert Rodriguez showing on September 3rd.

“She is very serious about her sobriety,” Holley told the judge. “She has changed,” the lawyer said. “She’s healthy. She’s clear-headed. She is positive at looking forward.” Lohan, who was released hours earlier before her lawyer appeared before Judge Fox, opted to skip facing the court again.

His decision to agree for Lohan to be released from rehab was a result of all the medical reports that he reviewed in the course of the three-year-old case. Despite the intense regimen that he issued upon Lindsay, the judge gave her an incentive to succeed as he dismissed two drug counts which the actress pleaded guilty of in 2007.

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