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Lindsay Lohan has checked out of rehab, according to People.

The 24-year-old was discharged from Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Monday, the first day she was eligible to leave the facility. "It's a great day," mother Dina Lohan told E! Online.

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There was some initial confusion about whether Lohan had left the center. Despite Dina Lohan's comments, there was an apparently conflicting statement made by Lohan to

that suggested that the Mean Girls star hadn't left. "I didn't leave [rehab]" Lohan reportedly wrote. "[I'm] going to the gym."A call and e-mail to Lohan's rep were not returned.The actress entered the Betty Ford clinic on Sept. 27, three days after she violated her probation with a failed drug test. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elden Fox allowed the 24-year-old to stay in rehab instead of going to jail for the violation, but set her earliest release date for Jan. 3 to prevent any New Year's Eve partying.It is unclear where the actress will be living. Michael Lohan told CNN last week that he was preparing a house for Lindsay to stay in after she left treatment. But Lohan is expected to stay with her mother and hire a sober coach before deciding whether to live in Los Angeles or New York, according to E!

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Lohan's stay at the Betty Ford Center wasn't without controversy. Last month, Lohan was investigated for an alleged misdemeanor battery charge against an unidentified staffer during an early morning dispute on Dec. 12. The staffer was fired after giving an interview about the incident.The actress is still on probation stemming from a 2007 DUI case. She's due back in court Feb. 25 and is subject to random drug testing from now until her court date. Judge Fox told her at her October hearing that any violation will result in a mandatory 180-day jail sentence.

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Lohan tweeted a message of optimism for 2011 on New Year's Day. "Today is the first day of the rest of my life," she wrote.  "'The future depends on what we do in the present.' -Mahatma Gandhi ... One step at a time. ..."