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Redmond O'Neal Moved from Jail to Rehab Program

Redmond O'Neal Moved from Jail to Rehab Program
Redmond O'Neal
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09/24/2009 06:15PM

Redmond O'Neal, the 24-year-old son of actors Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, was released from a California jail Thursday after a judge ordered him into an in-patient drug rehab facility.

Saying Redmond was "doing extremely well," Judge Jane Godfrey of Los Angeles Superior Court sent O'Neal to the Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena, Calif., where he will participate in a one-year residential program. O'Neal's incarceration stemmed from a January 2008 drug arrest and a probation violation.

"Redmond has embraced recovery," his attorney Richard Pintal tells PEOPLE. "All of his reports are extremely positive. He has taken huge steps towards his new life. This has been a very challenging time for Redmond. He lost his mother while in recovery. He loved his mother dearly and that was extremely hard on him. It would be challenging for anybody, much less a 24-year-old coming to grips with his addiction and recovery."

Fawcett died on June 25 after a long battle with anal cancer.

O'Neal is due back in court Sept. 30 to face charges related to a DUI arrest earlier this year and his subsequent probation violation, but it is likely those charges will be dropped upon the successful completion of his rehab treatment.

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