Dina Lohan says the world-renowned addiction center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., is "an amazing place" that has really dug into the "Mean Girl" actress' problems and brought them to the surface. She said Lindsay, who was seen shopping on an approved outing over the weekend, is happy and relaxed.
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.
Lohan's interview with Matt Lauer was far less contentious than a similar one with Lauer this summer, and much shorter.