Lindsay Lohan is trying to reconnect with her old friends.

The troubled actress - who is currently in a court-ordered rehabilitation stay at the Betty Ford Clinic in California until early January 2011 - is said to be using her two-hour weekly internet usage time to try and make amends with former pals.

According to gossip website TMZ, the majority of people Lindsay has been getting back in touch with are those she cut out of her life when they tried to tell her she had a problem with excessive drinking and drug taking.

Last week, pals at the clinic claimed Lindsay was finding her time there hard and was feeling lonely.

A source said: "At the moment she is finding it tough being in rehab and she misses her friends and family.

"Lindsay has not made any great friends inside the clinic, she is just trying to keep her head down and get on with things."

Her current trip to rehab is her fifth attempt at getting clean and sober and follows her breaking the terms of her probation for a 2007 driving under the influence (DUI) case.

In September, she tested positive for two drugs in her system, leading to her new stay in rehab.

However, she avoided an expected jail term for the relapse, and was instead told to stay in rehab until early next year.