Lindsay Lohan’s dad Michael has been saying for months that Lindsay is addicted to prescription drugs and that she needs an intervention. He’s been doing it in his typically fame-seeking, talk to every paparazzo with a camera way, so it was easy to ignore him at first. Now that Lindsay has been ordered to take random drug tests and wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring bracelet, people are taking daddy Lohan more seriously. Sadly, he seems to be about the only person in her inner circle trying to get her the help she so obviously needs.
Michael was on The Early Show today (video below) to discuss Lindsay’s recent court order for violating her probation. He had praise for the judge and district attorney and repeated his claim that Lindsay needs professional help and not a jail sentence. One thing that really interested me in this interview was a question posed to Lohan’s lawyer (who is representing him in his bid to get some kind of conservatorship over nearly 24 year-old Lindsay) about whether Lindsay’s random drug tests would reveal prescription drug abuse. Her answer was that to the best of her knowledge, the drug tests would only be for illegal drugs. That probably means that Lindsay can keep popping all the Oxy and Vicodin she can get her hands on. Cocaine leaves your system in a few days, so as long as she keeps away from it and doesn’t drink she might be able to keep abusing prescription drugs. As Dr. Drew Pinksy explained in a recent segment on CNN, “if she’s taking prescription medication she won’t have the same drive to use alcohol or an illicit drug.”
Michael’s lawyer said they’re hoping that prescription drugs are included in the random testing so that Lindsay gets the help she needs. Michael explained that his daughter won’t “ever be herself unless she’s off prescription drugs,” and added “she needs a rehab. She doesn’t need jail.”
Michael Lohan makes a lot of sense, I hate to say. I do disagree on Lindsay not needing jail time, though. She should get the same treatment as others with multiple DUI offenses.
In related news, the truth expert at Eyes for Lies analyzed Lindsay’s recent video in which she half denies having used the cocaine that’s pictured with her in a photo taken in Cannes. Lindsay is full of sh*t, Eyes deduced, and found many ways her story was full of holes:
I think most people see the truth in this situation. Lohan has a serious problem and is in complete denial. In this video, while she is trying to excuse everything, she fails at it miserably.
The reporter asks Lindsay, “Was that cocaine in the photographs?” Notice how Lindsay doesn’t answer the question.
Lohan says, “I was literally walking back to my room with a few of my friends, um, after doing press for my movie…I was with some of the producers I work with. They went back into my room, and the director as well, and I stopped in someone’s room because someone came out of the room, and said, “Could you just take a picture with me really quickly?”
What is fascinating is how Lindsay first says she was with her friends. Then a second later, she says she was with the producer and the director. Which is it? If they are friends, you continue to refer to them as “friends”. If you say producer/director, you would stick with that. Why is she flipping them here? Notice the stutter with the word “um”?
Notice, too, the details are missing in her story.
Supposedly everyone went to her room, but she stopped. Who let them in her room then, if she stopped? Why doesn’t she talks about the details of handing over her key? Is this the cart before the horse–because it is a made up story? It sure looks that way!
[From Eyes for Lies]
Eyes’ assessment of Lindsay is consistent with what Dr. Drew told Larry King about her issues. Like Daddy Lohan, I hate to agree with Dr. Drew, but he’s correct when he says that Lohan is in denial. “She’s an addict… she’s not thinking clearly. She doesn’t have the usual priorities that the rest of us do… how far down is she going to have to go?” Dr. Drew doesn’t think that Lindsay will get busted on a probation violation for setting off the SCRAM device, but assumes that she’ll be unable to make her court ordered alcohol education classes.
Whatever happens, I don’t think anyone expects Lindsay to get through the next six weeks before her next hearing without incident. If her drug tests don’t look for prescription drug abuse, though, she has a better chance at squeaking by.
Here’s a link to the CNN segment on Lindsay. It includes video footage from inside the courtroom that I haven’t seen before in which Lindsay looks both high and completely pissed off to be there.
Update: TMZ reports that Lindsay can take legally prescribed drugs under the terms of the drug testing program, specifically the two she has prescriptions for: the sleep aid Ambien and the ADHD drug/stimulant Adderall.