Joey O’Hern Staff Writer
She went from a rising child star in Hollywood to the joke of the tabloids and once again Lindsay Lohan is headed to rehab and this time it’s court ordered. In a recent interview Lohan sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan to open up about her troubled past, her current state, and where she see’s her future after yet another trip to rehab. In the interview Lindsay seemed to be more open and truthful than she has in the past. She acknowledged that moving to Los Angeles at such a young was the root of a majority of her personal troubles.
The troubled starlet went on to elaborate, “I got arrested for my first DUI when I was 20 and they found me with drugs. It was the first time I’d taken drugs; I was out in a club with people I shouldn’t have been with, and took cocaine, and got in the car,” Lohan said. Is LiLo finally starting to take some responsibility? “It was so stupid. Everyone thinks I’ve done [cocaine] so many times, but I’ve only done it maybe four or five times in my life. I don’t like it. It reminds me of my dad. I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice. I’ve never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me.”
But the confessions didn’t stop there, “I think my two DUIs were totally irresponsible - a stupid mistake. Everyone thinks I’m this crazy drug addict who shows up late to everything and behaves so badly. But I’m not.” As for whether or not she would go as far to label herself as an alcoholic, Lohan says ‘no’ and reveals she’s “never been a huge drinker”. During her interview with Morgan she admitted that when she was younger she “was definitely going out too much” and “drinking too much”.
When Morgan asks her if she ever voluntarily sought out treatment, Lohan says, “Once. I went when I was doing a movie called ‘I Know Who Killed Me,’ and I hadn’t been drinking for a year at that point, but I was having really bad nightmares and the movie was pretty traumatizing. So I stayed in a facility so I could get some sleep and talk about it with someone the next day, because it was overwhelming. But I would leave every day and just sleep there at night,” she continues, “I liked that. It was kind of like having my own live-in therapist, because I was having crazy nightmares and I was having AA meetings on set and stuff. It really helped.”
So, why is she in court-ordered rehab, you may ask?
"This is where it gets hard for me to explain," she said "I don’t think there’s anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that. They will keep saying the same things about me if I don’t. I don’t think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months."
So where did it all go wrong? Was it the simple issue of being young and growing up in Hollywood? Surrounded by “yes” people who depended on LiLo for a paycheck? The 26-year-old troubled star, started her 90-day lockdown rehab program on May 2.