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Sunday 21 September 2014

Lindsay Lohan 'needs more rehab time'

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been urged to extend her stay at the Cliffside Malibu facility by 30 days despite being "in a really good place".

The actress agreed to a 90-day programme after striking a deal with prosecutors earlier this year.

Lindsay pled no contest to reckless driving and lying to police investigating her June 2012 car crash in Santa Monica, California, and entered the Betty Ford Center in May.

Last month the troubled star moved to the Cliffside Malibu and the team are allegedly keen for her to stay past the agreed time, which would be up at the beginning of August.

“Lindsay has been doing so well at Cliffside. She is responding very, very well to treatment,” a source revealed to RadarOnline.

“The treatment team wants Lindsay to stay for at least another 30 days, because she didn’t do her entire 90 days at Cliffside. Someone with her addiction and psychiatric issues needs extensive treatment and 90 days just isn’t enough. She is in a really good place right now, but her doctors want that to continue.”

Lindsay spent her 27th birthday in rehab earlier this month and it was reported she plans to keep a low profile following her release.

However, the website writes she is adamant about not wanting to spend any longer at the centre and is keen to get back to work.

“Lindsay says she is required to be in Venice, Italy, at the beginning of August to attend the premiere of The Canyons,” the source continued.

“She has assured the doctors that she will continue to go to AA/NA meetings and work the 12 steps."

Lindsay stars in the Paul Schrader-directed erotic thriller alongside former adult movie star James Deen.

The director recently opened up about the star's questionable on-set behaviour.

"Tardiness, tantrums, absences, neediness and psychodrama: Lindsay feels she must be experiencing an emotion in order to play it," he candidly told Film Comment magazine.

"This leads to all sorts of emotional turmoil, not to mention on-set delays and melodrama."

The Canyons will premiere on August 2 in the US.

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