Farrah Abraham enters rehab program for alcohol abuse
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/01/2013
Farrah Abraham has checked herself into a rehab program.
The Teen Mom star entered The Lukens Institute rehab facility in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on Sunday for a 10-day stay to address her issues with alcohol abuse, RadarOnline reported.
"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," Abraham told RadarOnline, referencing her March arrest for driving under the influence which resulted in a sentencing of six months court-mandated sobriety, six months probation and a $500 fine.
"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 reportedly receive intensive counseling sessions while in rehab. After struggling in an alcohol education course which she recently passed, the program's director suggested the reality TV star turned porn star should undergo 60 hours of outpatient treatment followed by a year of aftercare.
"Ms. Abraham does meet the criteria for substance abuse," Austin Drug & Alcohol Abuse executive director Phyllis K. Moczygemba told the website.
For the outpatient treatment, which will run the Teen Mom star roughly $12,000, Abraham will reportedly be monitored by a sober companion while going about her normal life. Abraham's four-year-old daughter Sophia will reportedly be taken care of by the child's grandfather and remain at her house.