The troubled actress was spotted sporting a huge smile as she climbed into a vehicle to depart the Cliffside drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in Malibu, California, on Tuesday afternoon following a 90-day court-ordered spell.
Sources close to the 27-year-old actress - who has battled alcohol and drug abuse in the past – told gossip website TMZ the flame-haired beauty will stay with a sober coach in Los Angeles for the next few days before she enters the real world again.
Lindsay will head straight back to work on Monday when she hosts an episode of chat show 'Chelsea Lately', taking over presenting duties from Chelsea Handler.
The 'Canyons' star's mother Dina Lohan recently confirmed her daughter will be moving to New York City when she leaves rehab, rather than return to live with her at the family home in Long Island, New York.
She said: "Lindsay is 27, my kids all have their own places. She's not going to move back home. She'll be getting an apartment in New York. She'll be in New York. It's great because [her sister Ali] is in New York with Wilhelmina models.
"[My son] Michael is in New York. My other little guy [Dakota] is 17 and he's still at home and going to St. Anthony's. The rest may come home to mom, but they don't want to live with me."
Lindsay was sentenced to 90 days treatment for substance abuse issues after pleading no contest to charges for lying to police about driving during a car crash last June.