Things don’t seem to be shaping up for Farrah Abraham at the moment. The “Teen Mom” star checked into a Florida rehab program last Sunday for alcohol abuse, but according to sources at the facility she was kicked out prematurely.
Abraham, 22, who got her break on the MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” before going on to star in the porn film “Backdoor Teen Mom” earlier this year, announced in June that she had decided to enter an intensive 10-day program. She described the move as a preventative measure, saying, “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’s announcement came just three months after she was pulled over on the road in Omaha, Neb., with a blood alcohol level of .147, twice the legal limit. Abraham later defended herself, saying that she failed the breathalyzer test because she had been sick.
“It was St. Patrick’s Day and I was out with my sister. I did not plan to drink because I was sick, so I took the role of being in charge and making sure my sister and I would return home together and safely,” Farrah told InTouch Weekly. “At 10 p.m., I tried to leave and at that time, my sister was not ready to leave, so I had been sipping on drinks to pass the time.”
“Because I'm sick, I could not give an accurate breathalyzer test, due to coughing and shortage of breath,” she added. “I have a lawyer and all will work out with my ticket.”
Even though her stint was supposed to be brief anyway, officials at the Lukens Institute in Palm Beach Gardens told Radar Online that Abraham’s treatment plan was cut short because she proved to be a “disruptive influence” on her fellow patients. “She will still graduate from the program, but in less time than it typically takes because her behavior became challenging,” a source told the publication.
Abraham’s behavior was reportedly so “challenging” that staff members tried to evict her by July 4, just four days after she entered the facility. Ultimately, however, they decided to give her a pass so that she could fulfill her treatment plan.
“This was a long time coming. … Farrah pleaded with them to stay last week and pledged her commitment to the program,” the source said. “Lukens was reluctant but offered her a second chance. The staff didn’t throw her out then because they wanted her to get the treatment that she needs.”
An assessment of Abraham performed by the Austin Drug & Alcohol Abuse Program on June 24, that was released to the publication, found that Abraham met the criteria for substance abuse under the DSM. It also found noted that Abraham had displayed attitudinal problems.
“During the assessment the client had difficulty making eye contact, was standoffish and was sarcastic when answering the questions asked of her,” the report stated.
The program’s executive director, Phyllis K. Moczygemba, recommended that Abraham continue to receive treatment in an outpatient program.