Farrah Abraham has ensured her name will stay in the headlines for the next couple of weeks by checking herself into rehab.
The 22-year-old single mom was arrested for a DUI in March, leading to her being put on probation for six months and told to take an alcohol education course.
Although the ‘Backdoor Teen Mom’ star recently completed the course, the program’s director reportedly recommended that Farrah also completes 60 hours of intensive outpatient treatment, and another 12 months of after care.
So on Sunday (June 30), Farrah checked herself into The Lukens Institute in Florida as part of their outpatient program, which allows the reality star turned adult actress to go about her normal day to day life, but while monitored by a sober companion.
“At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all of the negative that a DUI has caused in my life,” Farrah told Radar Online of her decision to check in to rehab.
“I’m 22 and I want to make better choices and ensure I can recognize when I am putting myself in a bad situation next time.”
Abraham will undergo intensive counseling over the next 10 days with her treatment reportedly costing more than $12,000.
The Lukens Institute is the same rehab clinic Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael had hoped to have his daughter sent to earlier this year.
“I know that Lukens is the best place for Lindsay in the whole country. She’s been to Betty Ford and it isn’t going to help her this time. She needs real help and the only place she can get this is at Lukens,” Michael said in May.
Farrah’s daughter Sofia will stay with her grandfather (Abraham’s dad) while she receives the treatment.