Leif Garrett is staying right where he is--in rehab.
The '70s-era teen idol was ordered Thursday to spend another 30 days as a live-in patient at a court-appointed drug treatment facility.
Garrett has already logged 42 days at the Impact House in Pasadena. He began treatment a week after being arrested for heroin possession Jan. 14 at a subway station in downtown Los Angeles.
A scruffy, bearded Garrett, immortalized in a menacing mug shot, was found to be in violation of his probation on an 2004 cocaine charge. He agreed to the "intensive drug rehab"--a year of counseling and drug tests--recommended by Superior Court Commissioner Melissa Widdifield. If he completes the term and stays out of trouble, the heroin charge will be dropped.
After his Thursday progress hearing, the neatly goateed Garrett told reporters that he feels "like a different person inside and out."
"I'm going down the right path," he said. "Instead of a dirt road, I've been on a paved road. I don't want to ever be like a slave again."
The "I Was Made for Dancing" singer has served two stints in rehab before, one in 1999 after he was nabbed trying to score drugs from an undercover cop, and in 1997 after a cocaine bust.
Garrett's attorney, Andrew Flier, had asked the court to give his client outpatient status to spend more time with his mother, Carolyn Stellar, but Widdifield recommended another month in-house. Flier and Garrett have claimed that Stellar's poor health contributed to Garrett's drug troubles in January, although neither will comment on what exactly is wrong with her.
Although his teen-idol days are behind him, Garrett, 44, apparently still has a loyal fan base. Chris Cox, a family friend, told Los Angeles' City News Service in February that Garrett's official Website logged more than 1.1 million hits after his arrest.
A statement from Garrett on his site reads, "Thank you so much for your support, your love and words of encouragement. It's time for a change and I've got a little bit of work ahead of me, but nothing that I can't successfully achieve. Knowing that I have my friends standing behind me, it will make it all that much easier to be strong."
Outside the courthouse, Garrett did say something that everyone who saw his Jan. 14 mug shot can agree on:
"I don't look good in a beard."