The first step is admitting you have a problem, and Lindsay Lohan has done that and seemingly much more. I have to say, Lindsay Lohan does seem much more focused and in tune with herself.
To me, the only red flag that went up, was the fact that she did not see that her parents have been using her. She did however, take sole responsibility for her own screw ups.
Lohan told Oprah Winfrey on last night’s (August 18, 2013) Orpah’s Next Chapter, that her life began to unravel in 2007 after she was arrested twice. “I got a second DUI within two months of leaving (rehab center Promises)… I didn’t take Promises seriously.
“There are moments, at that age for me, I related on and off but I didn’t really acknowledge that there could be an issue… I’d just turned 21, I wanted to be able to have fun. I did the same thing again.”
She went to rehab again at the Cirque Lodge in Utah, and was arrested in 2010 for violating her probation. Earlier this year she was ordered by the court to return to rehab for a 90-day stint.
Lohan explained, “It’s always such a circus when I go to court; it’s just so humiliating… and I think I just hit a wall. I was just tired. When I spoke to (attorney) Shawn (Holley) I just said, ‘I think the best option is for me to go to treatment and take these three months to really just take care of myself and find myself’.
“I don’t think in the past I’ve ever fully surrendered to the fact that I just need to shut up and listen. In this case I wasn’t fighting at all… I came into it just really willing and really craving more spirituality, really open and ready to get really honest.”
With regard to substances, Lohan said alcohol was her drug of choice, though she has taken cocaine more than she once publicly claimed. “I’ve done it like 10 or 15 times…because it allowed me to drink more,” she said.
Lohan said although her tumultuous family life helped her get addicted to chaos, she has nobody to blame but herself for her troubles — and said she resents the fact she led people to refer to her as “troubled” actress. “I hate that. I hate that label and that title…It’s not what I ever aspired to be,” she said.
Lohan’s life became so crazy at one point that, she said, she welcomed a stint in jail in 2010. “I think it was just to find some peace,” she recalled.
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