NEW YORK (AP) — Her mom says Lindsay Lohan’s treatment for addiction at the Betty Ford Clinic has been “life-changing.”

Dina Lohan, of Merrick, on Long Island, says the clinic in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is ‘an amazing place.” She says it has really dug into the “Mean Girl” actress’ problems and brought them to the surface.

She said Lindsay is happy and relaxed. The actress was seen shopping on an approved weekend outing.

Her mother said on NBC’s “Today” show on Monday: “She’s just a different person.”

Jail and rehab have failed for the actress in the past. She was sentenced to stay at Betty Ford until early January. 

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