You and I know her as the childhood sensation who has lead roles in the Parent Trap, Life-Size, Get a Clue, Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, and more. Recently, however, we haven’t seen Lindsay behaving in a positive or productive way. Lindsay’s drug abuse came to light in 2007 when she was convicted twice from drunken driving and using cocaine . In January of 2007, Lindsay Lohan entered a 30 day treatment program at the Wonderland Center in L.A. She says her rehab visit was NOT for drugs – she went to rehab because she needed to deal with the stress of making the movie, I Know Who Killed Me.
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After her stay in rehab, Lindsay’s career and life began plummeting. According to this blog an arrest warrant for Lohan was issued on March 13, 2009 for a probation violation allegation. The judge dropped the warrant several days later. Lindsay later admitted to an alcohol and cocaine addiction in an interview with Oprah.
When interviewed by E News, Lindsay was asked how her addiction began. She said, “A lot of stuff went on with my family when I was young and I grew up in a very chaotic home and then there were moments of everything being wonderful and perfect and then things being so uncontrollable and chaotic that it’s something people go through and unfortunately I waited too long to face it”. Unfortunately, many people wait too long to get counseling and therapy for family issues. This is not a problem that is unique to Lindsay.
Though Lindsay has been in and out of treatment facilities for the last several years, she has said, “It’s a process of growing up and recognizing and being just so tired and exhausted by the chaos, which is what it really is”. Lindsay expressed the hope that she can move forward with her life in an earlier interview with Oprah.
Lindsay Lohan was once a shining star and a role model for young women everywhere. Will she be able to get her life on track? Will she be able to overcome her alcohol and drug addiction? Only time will tell, but we sincerely hope that Lindsay is able to make amends for her past actions. At Inspirations for Youth and Families, it is never too late to start over from a previous life of drug and alcohol addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling, please call us at (888) 757-6237