Farrah Abraham Enters Rehab Program for Alcohol Abuse

Single mother of one will undergo 10 days of intensive counseling at The Lukens Institute

By Alyssa Toomey Jul 01, 2013 4:02 PMTags
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Farrah Abraham has checked into a rehab program.

The erstwhile Teen Mom star entered an outpatient program at a Florida rehab center Sunday night, E! News confirms. She plans to receive treatment for alcohol abuse.

The single mother of one will undergo 10 days of intensive counseling at The Lukens Institute, beginning Monday, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

"Missing my Boo Boo, but happy to get treatment in a great place :) #GoodTimesAhead," Farrah tweeted today.

The 22-year-old star was arrested in March for DUI. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months probation, ordered her to attend an alcohol education class and pay a $500 fine.  She was also prohibited from consuming alcohol during her probation, her driving privileges were revoked for 60 days and she had to install an ignition interlock in her car, forcing her to submit to a breathalyzer test before she can drive.

Abraham—who released a sex tape with porn star James Deen in May—says she entered treatment to deal with her alcohol issues stemming from her DUI.

"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,"  the former MTV reality star told Radar Online. "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."

Farrah will be monitored by a sober companion in the outpatient program, although she is free to go about her daily life.

Her 4-year-old daughter, Sophia, will remain under the care of her father while she completes the course.

The treatment reportedly cost $12,000 at The Lukens Institute, which is endorsed by Michael Lohan and is also where Tan Mom Patricia Krentcil recently checked into a 30-day program.

Michael Lohan tells E! News of the benefits of undergoing treatment at The Lukens Institute: "The Lukens Institute is not your standard 12-step program. They deal with core issues—the trauma that leads to addiction rather than the addiction itself," he says.

Lohan also says the program is ideal for someone like Farrah, who has an infamously strained relationship with her family.

"They have great family therapy," he explains. "People who go into treatment usually have a lot of family issues. So for certain people that have family issues it's an ideal place to be because they do hardcore family therapy."

We wish her all the best.

—Reporting by Melanie Bromley and Maureen Heaton