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‘Teen Mom’ Star Farrah Abraham Checks Into Rehab To Deal With Alcohol Abuse

By Minyvonne Burke m.burke@hngn.com | Jul 01, 2013 12:45 PM EDT

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Farrah Abraham made claims that she was abused by her parents when she was a child. (Photo : Twitter)

More trouble for former "Teen Mom" star Farrah Abraham. The 22-year-old single mom is checking herself into rehab as a preventative measure, the Daily Mail reports.

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Abraham told Radar Online that she wants to "make better choices" and will be seeking extensive counseling for 10 days at Lukens Institute in Florida. The outpatient rehab stint is an attempt for the young mom to deal with her alcohol abuse. Back in March Abraham was arrested for a DUI in Omaha, Neb. with a reported blood alcohol level of .147, which is almost twice the legal limit.

After the arrest she was placed on probation for six months and was ordered to take alcohol awareness classes. Abraham was criticized for her recent partying at strip clubs and nightclubs since she is not allowed to have a drink while on probation. She was also ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in her car that would require her to blow into a breathalyzer before her engine would start. While the reality star is undergoing rehab, Radar Online reports that her four-year-old daughter Sophia will be staying with her father, Mike.

"I'm 22 and I want to make better choices and unsure I can recognize when I am putting myself in a bad situation next time," she told the website. "At this time in my life, I need to stay focused on the positive to get through all the negative that a DUI has caused in my life."

Abraham previously denied that she was drinking and driving telling Dr. Phil that "Yes I was drunk. I was not driving. I was parked... I drove around the corner and parked. If I was still driving and then the cop pulled me over the, yeah, that's really driving drunk." 

 

 

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