Michael Lohan: Lindsay Won't Recover if She Stays at Betty Ford

Celebrity News Sep. 30, 2010 AT 3:33PM
Michael Lohan: Lindsay Won't Recover if She Stays at Betty Ford Credit: Amy Graves/WireImage.com

Michael Lohan tells UsMagazine.com his daughter Lindsay won't beat her drug problem if she continues treatment at Betty Ford.

The Rancho Mirage, Calif., facility has treated numerous celebs - including the late Anna Nicole Smith - and Lindsay, 24, became its latest patient on Tuesday (it is her fifth stint in rehab).

"Look at the 'short' list of people who went to Betty Ford -- most, if not all, have relapsed," he tells Us. "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. Once more, they don't have family therapy at all."

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Michael tells Us family therapy is key to his daughter's recovery.

"The root of her problems is her family," he says. "This will not work -- mark my words!"

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Still, he tells Us he is relieved "to know Lindsay is in a safe place and away from her enablers."

But "if Betty Ford gives her any prescription drugs, they become another enabler," he tells Us. "Back to square one!"

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Lindsay is due back in court Oct. 22.

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