Lindsay Lohan scoffed at her latest court-ordered rehab stint in a candid interview she conducted before checking into the Betty Ford Clinic in California on Friday (03May13), insisting the time she has spent at treatment facilities has been "pointless".
The Mean Girls star was ordered back into rehab for a sixth time earlier this year (13) as part of a plea deal to avoid jail after she confessed to lying to police officers about a 2012 traffic accident, therefore violating her probation on a jewelry theft charge.
And she opened up about her visits to treatment facilities weeks before her latest 'lockdown' stint during an interview with newsman Piers Morgan for the The Daily Mail.
And it appears she's not convinced her latest rehab stay will solve her problems.
She says, "I don't think there's anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that... I don't think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months... (but) I don't think I need to be on lockdown for three months. I don't think that's rehab."
She adds, "I've been court-ordered to do it (rehab) six times. I could write the book on rehab. Constantly sending me to rehab is pointless. The first few times I was court-ordered to rehab it was like a joke, like killing time... They just asked me the same old questions I'd answered before."
But Lohan is keen to get something out of her latest spell at the Betty Ford Clinic, adding, "I look at it as a good thing. I can come back afterwards and be fully focused on work. But I think there are other things I could do instead of going to a rehab center that would benefit me more. The best thing they could do for me would be to make me go abroad to different countries and work with children."
And she tells Morgan that rehab is not something she's afraid of - in fact she once checked into a treatment facility voluntarily when she was struggling with a movie role.
The actress explains, "I went when I was doing a movie called I Know Who Killed Me, and I hadn't been drinking for a year at that point, but I was having really bad nightmares and the movie was pretty traumatising. So I stayed in a facility so I could get some sleep and talk about it with someone the next day, because it was overwhelming.
"But I would leave every day and just sleep there at night. I liked that. It was kind of like having my own live-in therapist, because I was having crazy nightmares and I was having AA meetings on set and stuff. It really helped."