Don't look for Lindsay Lohan on the Hollywood club scene or any Hollywood scene anytime soon.
Just hours after leaving Cirque Lodge treatment center in Utah, Lohan tells "OK!" magazine (on stands nationwide Friday) that she's settling in the mountains.
"I'm staying in Utah until it's time to shoot "Dare to Love Me"," Lohan says, "and then I plan on returning to Utah so I can stay focused and avoid other distractions." (Lohan has a small role in the story of Tango legend Carlos Gardel.)
But she's not saying goodbye to the Hollywood industry. "Absolutely not never! I'm here to stay," says the actress, 21. "My talent is a gift, and I'm going to use it in the right way."
Lohan checked into Cirque Lodge in early August, days after her second DUI arrest in less than two months and after two attempts at rehab. That second arrest, she says, was her "rock-bottom. Everything in my life came to a point where I had to make a decision; the arrest that night helped me come to a point where I had to make one."
She acknowledges addiction and substance abuse and lying to cover up a serious problem. But Lohan doesn't detail her drug and alcohol use. As part of her recovery, Lohan isn't placing blame on anyone, and she says she plans on surrounding herself "with good people who have their hearts and their minds in the right places." She adds that during rehab, she has been in contact with only her family.
Lohan captured her departure from Cirque Lodge, with her father, Michael Lohan, at her side, with a camera, and several photos will appear in "OK! "A magazine spokesman says there was no money involved in getting the interview or photos.
The feud between her father and mother, Dina, saddens Lohan, she says.
"I wish it would stop. It hurts when two people you love argue with one another. I don't think any child wants to see their parents argue or see their family fall apart.
"Unfortunately, it happens, and when it does, they should do it with as little effect on their children as possible."
Lohan says her rehab experience was "sobering" and "humbling. It made me look at myself, and all of the people, places and things in my life in a different way. I was in there for substance abuse, after all."
Still, relapse is on her mind. "If I wasn't (worried), I'd be living in denial. Temptation is always there, but now I'll avoid it the right way."