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Lindsay Opens Up About Her Drinking and Drug Use — Too Personal or Important to Share?

Lindsay Lohan continued the late night fun in London over the weekend, partying with Jade Jagger and posing for photos with a NYPD police car on Friday night and ending Saturday evening with another trip to Bungalow 8. She was back in the US by Sunday, when she hosted a bash celebrating her 6126 line in Atlantic City with her mother Dina. In England, LL apparently gave an interview all about her battles with drinking and drugs. She said:

  • On hitting rock bottom: "When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that. I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to."
  • On knowing she needed rehab: "I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It's a sleeping aid but it makes you hallucinate. I'd run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed. When I woke up I was so scared, I called my therapist and said, 'Can I just go somewhere for a month? I'm around bad people and I need to take care of myself'. I was terrified, so I put myself in."
  • On doing cocaine: "I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad. I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like. It's not something I ever want to do again. It made me feel like sh*t. It became uninteresting to me. I'm hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality so I don't need something like that."
  • On drinking now: "I'm allowed to drink now but I know my limits. There are certain situations where I have obligations. There's no reason to (drink) because I don't want to feel like sh*t in the morning. The thing is, at the times I was going out a lot and being seen everywhere, I would have been in college."

It's quite a lot for LL to share after her much-publicized problems over the last few years. So, tell us what you think about her opening up about her drinking and drug use — too personal or important to share?


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lexichloe lexichloe 6 years
Sounds to me like she's just beginning to recognize the signs of her addictions and the repercussions of her actions. I've said b/f on this site that she would quit cocaine and succumb to prescription meds. As a nurse, I know the signs. I only hope she continues to talk and work through her problems.
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
one one hand, i think this is the most honest LL has been about her problems..EVER! but on then on the other....i smell a PR stunt...we all know she's not getting any real work! there are plenty of other 20-something celebs that have mananged to keep their act together despite being in the spot light (hilary duff, blake lively, zac efron, taylor swift, all the Twilight kids, etc). and there are plenty of other celebs that went down this road and came back out on top (drew barrymore and RDJ). i think her and mischa barton should just start a "Hollywood Has Been" club and call it a day!
redchick152 redchick152 6 years
one one hand, i think this is the most honest LL has been about her problems..EVER! but on then on the other....i smell a PR stunt...we all know she's not getting any real work!there are plenty of other 20-something celebs that have mananged to keep their act together despite being in the spot light (hilary duff, blake lively, zac efron, taylor swift, all the Twilight kids, etc). and there are plenty of other celebs that went down this road and came back out on top (drew barrymore and RDJ).i think her and mischa barton should just start a "Hollywood Has Been" club and call it a day!
Sophie827 Sophie827 6 years
Plenty of child/teens stars turn out perfectly well - I think it's all about the parents - some kids have supportive parents who protect them and only allowed them to act because it's their dream. Lindsay doesn't seem so lucky - her dad is abusive and will sell out/humiliate his daughter at the drop of a hat to get some media attention. Anyone whose parents neglect or abuse them is going to have issues when they grow up. I think the problem is that Hollywood can attract those types of people (those who put their needs before that of their kids/use them for money)- on top of this, being a star in Hollywood means being surrounded by a culture of drugs and alcohol (and those things do mask pain).Good on her for speaking up about it - I think it will help her, and others with their recovery.
Sophie827 Sophie827 6 years
Plenty of child/teens stars turn out perfectly well - I think it's all about the parents - some kids have supportive parents who protect them and only allowed them to act because it's their dream. Lindsay doesn't seem so lucky - her dad is abusive and will sell out/humiliate his daughter at the drop of a hat to get some media attention. Anyone whose parents neglect or abuse them is going to have issues when they grow up. I think the problem is that Hollywood can attract those types of people (those who put their needs before that of their kids/use them for money)- on top of this, being a star in Hollywood means being surrounded by a culture of drugs and alcohol (and those things do mask pain). Good on her for speaking up about it - I think it will help her, and others with their recovery.
THoMaS_CRoWN THoMaS_CRoWN 6 years
She's an attention seeker..
THoMaS_CRoWN THoMaS_CRoWN 6 years
She's an attention seeker..
flyowsley flyowsley 6 years
Dude, at least she is being more honest than she has ever been about it.
else411 else411 6 years
Personally I'm tired of the "college" year excuse. Her and her mom have a warped ideal of what college is. It's not all drinking/partying/drugs 24/7, but they use that excuse to say that even if she wasn't famous she'd be in college (ha) and she would be doing the same things. If she was she would be in college for 1/2 a semester before flunking out. I truly wish this girl could get the help she needs, before it's too late. Also I wish there was a third choice of "Eh, just another stunt to get a check."
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
I agree with memoi. Look at Hilary Duff. She started the same time as LL, and she has managed to live a healthy, normal life. She has staid out of the clubs and bad influences. I think that she is still doing drugs, and that she has no intentions of changing.
memoi1 memoi1 6 years
There are plenty of teen stars out there who are not train wrecks like Lindsay. I think she has terrible parents who care more about fame than her health. And its typical case of being given to much money and fame at young age and she abused it. Not all young celebs do this. She is in denial blaming everyone lese for her problems. She is old enough to take responsibility of herself and get cleaned up once and for all yet she isnt chosing to do that.
hmweis1 hmweis1 6 years
Yeah, she's full of crap. She sounds like she's in complete denial about her problems.
missmegs825 missmegs825 6 years
If she's being honest, I think its great. She could serve as a really good example for people who need to and want to get off drugs. Plus, she does have some talent left in her and that would be a great success story if she was able to rise above her troubled past a la Drew Barrymore. I dont know if I believe her though. She's lied about this before and there have been reports of her acting no so sober lately..
missmegs825 missmegs825 6 years
If she's being honest, I think its great. She could serve as a really good example for people who need to and want to get off drugs. Plus, she does have some talent left in her and that would be a great success story if she was able to rise above her troubled past a la Drew Barrymore.I dont know if I believe her though. She's lied about this before and there have been reports of her acting no so sober lately..
wingedkiare wingedkiare 6 years
While it's important for her to share- it's completely irresponsible for her to say that she's well past this, when it's well documented that she's still drinking and out partying. While she might not be taking whatever she'd been taking before, if she's still drinking, that isn't being clean. This just seems like something she's saying to get a paycheck, since it's well known she isn't exactly rolling in cash these days.
wingedkiare wingedkiare 6 years
While it's important for her to share- it's completely irresponsible for her to say that she's well past this, when it's well documented that she's still drinking and out partying. While she might not be taking whatever she'd been taking before, if she's still drinking, that isn't being clean.This just seems like something she's saying to get a paycheck, since it's well known she isn't exactly rolling in cash these days.
naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 6 years
feel emotions because you chose to? i didnt know you could control your emotions? i need to learn this. ambien is a freaky deaky drug. i used to take it because of insomnia and i would do things online(journaling etc.) and go back the next day and read it and not even remember it. and the stuff i wrote was weird. lol. oh! and i want her furry grey sweater thingy. can i have it when youre done with it?
bryseana bryseana 6 years
I think it's important for her to share that information, because it could help someone else who's going through a similar battle with alcohol and drugs. She said she still drinks. With most alcoholics, it's hard to moderate drinking. I was an alcoholic, drug user, and drug dealer during my teen years. It's something that you totally have to walk away from. I can never go back to any of that stuff, because I know myself too well - I have an addictive personality.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
I think it's important for her to share that information, because it could help someone else who's going through a similar battle with alcohol and drugs. She said she still drinks. With most alcoholics, it's hard to moderate drinking. I was an alcoholic, drug user, and drug dealer during my teen years. It's something that you totally have to walk away from. I can never go back to any of that stuff, because I know myself too well - I have an addictive personality.
jaan_black jaan_black 6 years
I mean, seriously - this is not news nor is it too personal....NOR is she off the stuff so she can save the bullshyt until she's clean - next
GMarie GMarie 6 years
It just makes me sad for her. I don't really feel one way or the other about her career, but I think she helps to illustrate the very real danger of "too much too fast". Some young people hit that success roller coaster and do alright, because their parents have their heads on straight - Justin Timberlake, for example, or the Jonas Brothers. Neither are my style necessarily, but I admire the way their parents have helped them acclimate to the often toxic environment of fame with such grace. Other young people are thrown to the wolves and come out the worse for it - Britney, Lindsay, etc... As a parent, I don't think I would go within a hundred miles of Hollywood with my child, BUT if that's the direction you're willing to go, then it's your responsibility and your JOB to look out for your kid(s) and see that, amidst all the money and fame, they (and you) don't lose their grip on reality, their sanity, their future or their life.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 6 years
I think if it were anyone else there would be rounds of applause for standing and telling her story. Unfortunately, the train wreck that she is tends to overshadow anything she does.
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