updated 11/08/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/08/2010 AT 5:45 PM ET
After years of downplaying Lindsay Lohan’s struggles with substance abuse, Dina Lohan admitted Monday that her daughter is an addict.
In an interview with Today’s Matt Lauer, Dina described her famous daughter, who is being treated at the Betty Ford Center in California, as “happy [and] relaxed.”
“She’s just a different person,” Dina said. “She’s been in a couple facilities, but this one to me has really changed her.”