Lindsay Lohan is still in crackhead denial, says the Betty Ford Clinic

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a probation violation hearing at Beverly Hills Municipal Court in Beverly Hills, California October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni(UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

As we found out yesterday, Lindsay Lohan was not sent to jail for the multiple violations of her parole. Instead, she was ordered back to the Betty Ford Clinic until January 3. Apparently, the judge was impressed with the progress Lindsay was making thus far, but believed that a more extended and thorough detoxification process was in order. Part of the judge’s decision was based on a report the Betty Ford Clinic doctors submitted to the court. Radar has excerpts from the report, and the portrait of Lindsay isn’t all that flattering. Nor hopeful. Apparently, while Lindsay has made SOME progress, she still has the heart and soul of a crackhead liar in denial. Lindsay has tried to talk her way out of rehab, claiming that she’s broke and she can’t afford the treatment any more, and that Lindsay “has a lot of growing up to do.” Ya think?

Dina Lohan looked relieved in court on Friday as the judge told her daughter Lindsay that he was not going to send her to jail but rather allow her to return to rehab to finish treatment at the Betty Ford Center. In an exclusive statement to, Dina expressed how happy she is with the ruling.

“We’re taking it day by day and we’re very thankful for all the support and the love we’ve received,” Dina told on Friday. was in the Beverly Hills courtroom where Lindsay was ordered to appear for her sentencing relating to her probation violation.

The actress, 24, wore jeans and a black blazer as she sat near her mother. Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, was also at court but sat on the opposite side of the room. obtained Lindsay’s probation report, which revealed her admission to feeling powerless about being an addict.

The powerful report, prepared by Lindsay’s probation officer, contains information from several of her caregivers and gives strong insight into what the troubled actress has been dealing with. The probation report, relaying information from one of Lindsay’s doctors, reads: “The defendant was motivated to look at some of the problems in her life, however, there was some denial regarding her drug addiction. He feels that the longer the defendant is at the Betty Ford Center the better.”

According to the report, chemical dependency counselor Gary Richman saw Lindsay at UCLA and then at her home. When she failed her drug test he tested her every day after that.

“He believes the defendant needs to continue to work on her issues in order to save her life. He indicates the defendant is a ‘wonderful young woman.’”

The report states: “After the positive drug test with the probation department, Mr. Richman indicates the defendant finally began to talk about feeling powerless and about being an addict. He states the defendant needs ongoing treatment and has a lot of growing up to do. She must make several changes in her life in order to succeed, especially coming from a family of dysfunction.”

Lindsay told one of her caregivers that she cannot remain at Betty Ford because she is broke. According to the report: “She indicates that she cannot afford to continue to pay for the treatment program and she needs to work. The defendant stated her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product. “

Lindsay also told them she is scheduled to start shooting a movie on November 10. The report reveals that Lindsay is in a group geared toward improving self esteem at Betty Ford and that she is also in group therapy and AA meetings.

One probation officer spoke to Lindsay by phone on October 14 and Lindsay said, “I feel good,” according to the report.

Despite Lindsay’s pleas to get out of Betty Ford, the probation report says she is doing well and recommends that she be kept there.

“The probation officer feels that it is a positive step, that the defendant has acknowledged her addiction and is seeking additional treatment,” the report says.

“Possibly removing herself from her lifestyle and its pressures for an extended period is exactly what is needed to preserve her health.”

The judge apparently agreed.

[From Radar (two articles)]

Honestly, this report doesn’t indicate to me that Lindsay has fulfilled the idea I have of a contrite addict – she has not given herself over to God, she has not accepted responsibility for actions, past and present, and tried to make amends and ask for forgiveness. She sounds like the same old crackhead trying to lie and cheat and do and say whatever she can to get out of rehab. My guess is that the doctors at the Betty Ford Clinic think that with time, maybe this will happen, because it hasn’t yet.

Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Lindsay is already preparing her cracked out contingency plan for when she gets out in January. Their sources say that her “management team” (which consists of Dina and a bottle of vodka) are “already lining up projects for the actress as soon as she steps out of rehab in 2011” and that the team “has been devouring movie scripts, furiously setting up meetings, and organizing fashion projects, all in anticipation of LiLo’s release from rehab — January 3, 2011.” A few of Lindsay’s friends think it would be a horrible idea for Lindsay to go back to work right away though – “She shouldn’t be working the first week. She shouldn’t be working the first couple months. She needs to be attending daily meetings to stay on track for sobriety.” Not when Mama needs some blow!

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a probation violation hearing at Beverly Hills Municipal Court in Beverly Hills, California October 22, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE)

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a hearing at the courthouse in Beverly Hills, California on October 22, 2010.   UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten Photo via Newscom

46506, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday October 22, 2010. Lindsay Lohan arrives at an LA courthouse where Judge Elden Fox later ruled that she will remain in rehab until Jan 3. The modestly dressed 24 year old actress - who violated her probation in her DUI cased due to a failed drug test - will remain in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Racho Mirage, California. Photograph:  Koi Sojer,

46506, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday October 22, 2010. Lindsay Lohan arrives at an LA courthouse where Judge Elden Fox later ruled that she will remain in rehab until Jan 3. The modestly dressed 24 year old actress - who violated her probation in her DUI cased due to a failed drug test - will remain in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Racho Mirage, California. Photograph:  Koi Sojer,

Actress Lindsay Lohan arrives for a hearing at the courthouse in Beverly Hills, California on October 22, 2010.   UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten Photo via Newscom

46506, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Friday October 22, 2010. Lindsay Lohan leaves an LA courthouse after Judge Elden Fox ruled that she will remain in rehab until Jan 3. THe modestly dressed 24 year old actress - who violated her probation in her DUI cased due to a failed drug test - will remain in rehab at the Betty Ford Center in Racho Mirage, California. Photograph:  Koi Sojer,

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  1. Sandy says:

    How sad, she looks like hell. I hope she wins this fight. Her mother is a piece of crap.

  2. beanie says:

    She look horrible..hard to believe she is only 24.

  3. Nudgie says:

    Crackie McFishlips…

  4. mimi says:

    lindsay needs to check out the Health recovery system in MN. It’s started by the mom of a dead addict. They treat underlying mental health issues that trigger the addiction. And they treat them *naturally*. Unless these issues are healed, the addict will continue to self-medicate. Alot of family dysfunction could be the result of untreated mental health issues. So, daddy lohan needs to go too. i also believe when people are harsh and cruel to addicts, they have issues themselves they have not worked out.

  5. Raccoon Princess says:

    Weird the way, in a court proceeding, the counsellor felt compelled to say she is a ‘wonderful young woman’ when he really wasn’t deposed to talk about her character.

    Sounds like he knows she’s got an incredibly fragile ego and begs for compliments. So, he had to cushion the truth.

  6. e-non says:

    how is she able to get lip injections at betty ford?

  7. Tia C says:

    This is probably the worst I’ve ever seen her look, aside from the time she was photographed passed out in Sam’s car. Her face looks totally wrecked, like she’s been awake for a week after having a chemical peel. And don’t even get me started on the lips. She must go to the same sketchy plastic surgeon as Meg Ryan.

  8. Kim says:

    Noone has a problem with obtaining a persons medical info?

  9. normades says:

    Her “team” will kill her. She needs to cut all ties

  10. happymom says:

    Kim-I’m wondering the same thing! Shouldn’t this be confidential? While I think this girl has gotten about 3 millions chances more than the average druggie would get in her position, I think rehab rather than jail could help. I also think her “mother” (and I use that term loosely) is horrible, but I think it’s complete bs that she’s lining up projects. Not that she wouldn’t want to-but I cannot imagine who would be willing to work with Lindsay at this point.

  11. bored says:

    She still looks high as a kite to me.

  12. REALIST says:

    If she wasn’t a pretty little star, she be in jail by now…

  13. The reason she isn’t rehabilitated yet is because SHE IS a druggie. And the fact that she has had so many chances does not sit in her favour because if a druggie knows they can keep getting away with it they would rather keep doing that.
    While i know she is a druggie she also seems like a sweet girl (when not cracked out) and the longer she is in rehab the more she will progress, you can’t expect miracles overnight.

    While the comment about Dina & a bottle of vodka is hysterical i also think Lindsay (when she comes out) needs to get away from her family and hire a propper management team that will do something for her career instead of destroy it like Dina has done.

    Hope she stays on the road to recovery.

  14. Hautie says:

    I love that she is still trying to talk her way out of rehab. Obviously she is good at it since the entire UCLA rehab team thought she wasn’t a addict.

    It does look as if the rehab group at Betty Ford is not buying any of her sh*t.

    And no I do not think Lohan has any desire to get clean. She is just looking for a new angle to play.

    But I bet she has at least detoxed. It would explain her ghastly appearance.

  15. Marjalane says:

    What is her incentive to get clean? There are still dirtbags out there willing to give her work! On what planet does anyone but the lowest of the low want to see Lindsey Lohan in a movie or magazine layout? And I don’t give a chance in hell for ANY sort of “recovery” until SHE wants White Oprah out of her life and cuts all ties with that leach enabler. The ONLY people I know who succeeded in kicking serious addictions were the ones who cut all ties with their former friends, job, family, anything that was part of their past that contributed to their addictions. Dina is such a trashbag.

  16. Po says:

    Radar didn’t “obtain” her personal info, my guess is she sold it to them.

  17. poopie says:

    @ e-non, my thought EXACTLY.
    How did she get lip injections in rehab? i guess when you are SPESHUL like her and dina…….this is all a total waste of time. she will continue the cycle of arrest, rehab, lie, smoke it.. repeat.

  18. sandip says:

    Betty Ford Clinic has heard lies that Lindsay hasn’t thought of(yet). Crackheads think they are the only one with sense. Her mother and father need treatment to deal with their lack of parenting of this girl. Allowing her to live alone in LA at 17 could not have possibly been a good idea. I think she may have used over the counter lip plumping. She looks awful. Poor baby, by the time she is 30 she will look like a 50 year old.

  19. Kaiser says:

    Po, Kim & Happy Mom – This isn’t private medical information, Radar simply obtained the report that the Betty Ford Clinic submitted to the court. Besides that, Lindsay’s on-going struggle for sobriety is a matter of public record, and a condition of her parole and probation.

  20. mln says:

    She should stay in rehab until January 2012, but sadly that isn’t the way our system works. I don’t think that she will learn her lesson unless she does hard time in real prison but I hate to see what she’ll have to do to get herself there.

  21. lucy2 says:

    I call BS on the UCLA guy – no human being would refer to her as a “wonderful young woman”!

    It does seem odd that info like this would be made public, even if it is part of the court stuff, but I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if her “team” gave it to Radar themselves, as Po suggested.

  22. hellen says:

    “The defendant stated her clothing line is falling apart because she is not available to monitor the product.“ ”

    ZOMG, no wonder the ass has ripped out of my 6216 jeggings – Lindz wasn’t on the scene to handle quality control! People, I demand justice for this wonderful young woman! Let my pants-monitor go!

  23. Lizzie says:

    Hi, Just wondering what the whole line of:
    “Honestly, this report doesn’t indicate to me that Lindsay has fulfilled the idea I have of a contrite addict – she has not given herself over to God…..” means. surely you shouldn’t have to give yourself over to god to get over drugs. kind of a biased statement by kaiser no?

  24. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    I can only hope she gets the help she needs.

  25. Maria says:

    She’s an immature brat and she will never grow up until she’s forced to deal with consequences. And since she always gets off the hook she never will.

    and by the way, she looks aweful. 24 years old? looks atleast 10 years older.

  26. sara says:

    The 12-step quasi-religious model of admitting personal helplessness isn’t the solution for everyone: a) Success rates vary from 2-8% depending on whose statistics your trust (AA won’t publish theirs) and b) the model of personal empowerment in various non-12-step programs can have up to a 70% success rate.

    There are many, many problems with the AA model, and that organization is descended from an evangelical cult (info readily available). Betty Ford publicly lends its weight to AA because it doesn’t want to piss off that very powerful cabal, but privately they use a variety of non-12-step strategies that actually do work. You just don’t hear about them.

    There’s hope for this girl, but not necessarily if the public has been brainwashed into thinking she must accept God, admit her powerlessness, etc. That is counterproductive for most women. She needs to develop more successful and assertive coping strategies and take responsibility for her behavior. No God required.

  27. original kate says:

    who wears jeans and inflatable lips to court? oh, right, crackheads.

  28. Joe says:

    The author hit it on the head with “turning her life over to “a” God. The best chance she’ll have at a spiritual solution for relieving the obsession and craving of drugs and alcohol.

    Doctors and Psychologists alike agree with the theory behind AA’s 12 Steps that alcohol and drugs are merely a symptom. The real problem is a spiritual malady, or mental disorder. Statistics have proven that recovery can be found through a spiritual experience which occurs by practicing the spiritual guidelines of AA’s 12 Steps on a daily basis.

  29. Shelley says:

    “The help she needs” she must provide to herself. Surely at this point in her life she can look around and realize that most 24 year olds neither live like she does nor break the law, abuse drugs and alcohol, and narrowly avoid killing people while behind the wheel. The most obvious comparable actress is Drew Barrymore, who isn’t perfect but had the sense to emancipate herself from her demonic Dina-esque mother at a much younger age than 24. LL may have – or may have had – some acting talent but at this point for her own sake should step away from that profession. Surely with decent serious people as I hope there are at Betty Ford, she can consider what her career options and choices would have been if her mother hadn’t sold her to Hollywood years ago, and she can then go to college and explore those options. I wonder if she even graduated HS or got her GED

  30. Innocent says:

    @Tia C

    Yeah she looks terrible but she left at 4am for court and probably had no sleep and was crying all night.

    I think she knows this is her last chance and there is no way that she is getting out early.
    Betty Ford isn’t UCLA which was a lockdown psych hospital and actually has progression
    On Thursday she willl be moving to to the townhouse and will begin the residential day treatment. She will get more free time , her blacberry back and take part in sober activities like going to the movies.

    The D.A wanted 180 days with no early release and the Judge said if she violates again by relapsing or leaving Betty Ford before Jan 3rd then that will be the sentence.
    Interesting how they can impose that when people are serving 20% but hopefully it doesn’t become a reality.

    Rehab is better than jail but she has NEVER completed a full rehab program and being there over the holidays will be crazy for her.
    If she does relapse hopefully it is after February 25th so she can put this behind her.

  31. lrm says:

    @raccoon princess:Um, i dont think the counselor needed to ‘cushion it’-=i think he/she wanted to point out that these actions are not ‘who she is’, but ‘what she has done’…anyone’s ego would need that!
    especially when it is being publicized to the world.

    an addict does need to make the distinction between actions and identity. anyone would.

    it would be easy to feel ‘slammed’ as a person and further depressed when coming to terms with one’s actions. addicts, however you may feel about them, are generally in a depressed and hopeless state.

    To everyone else, I don’t think she would necessarily be in jail if she wasn’t a celebrity.

    As already mentioned on LL posts, this is a CA state charge, not federal drug charges. and they may be extra strict when weapons charges and drugs are combined, re: the ‘race card’ people tried to pull the other day.

    Anyway, LL IMO has a personality disorder or two or three, as well as being stunted emotionally to jr. high level. Her addiction recovery would help, but be the tip of the iceberg. she’s not likely to advance far, again IMO.

  32. Ruby Red Lips2 says:

    Innocent – who are u? & how do you know so much detail that isn’t released??? U sound too logical to be a member of the Lohan family so am guessing you are being paid by Lindsay’s peops

    Anyhows, even tho Lindsay looks rough as and has ridiculous inflated lips I can see a glimpse of how she looked in the parent trap, like a young girl, which I haven’t seen for years in photos

  33. lukie says:

    She needs to be in there till April.


    My gut says, she’ll be back in rehab or jail. She’s like Robert Downey Jr. Crackie McCracken is going to fall down a lot more b/c I don’t think she’s hit her bottom yet.

  34. dvz says:

    Oh my god, she looks HORRIBLE!! She looks like her nose was broken or something. It’s fat, squished and lopsided. And she looks absolutely loaded. Not just tired, but loaded.

    Everyone thought that Robert Downey Jr. was going to die. Including him. What finally saved him was the respect for him in the industry, which kept a seat warm for him as it were, even after all of his relapses; his amazing talent; and his desire to act his way back to the top.

    She does not have any of these qualities. She is reviled in the industry, her talent is overrated and her only desire to act is in order to get paid, in order to get high. I think her only hope at this point–and this is just to live, and live a normal, non-acting life, is if a plane goes down with Dina and Michael in it. (everyone else survives, just so you know I’m not totally evil) Otherwise, RIP Lindsay.

  35. daisyfly says:

    I’ve seen how low an addict has to go before they have the desire to get clean, straight, and back to life.

    She hasn’t even begun to get there yet.

    Sending her to jail where her parents can’t visit her regularly, where she’s unable to maintain contact with the people she’s accustomed to, and where she’s simply a number instead of a name is the only way I think she, as a celebrity addicted to both drugs AND fame, will be able to finally see the bottom of her life.

    Rehab isn’t a place for people in denial; it never was and never will be.

  36. roguesiren says:

    @Lizzie: I agree with you 100%. God does not play any role here. I know what drug addiction can do to a person very well and the only way you can get out of it is by having a full commitment on your part to get well, cut your ties with your circle of enablers. You can find the strength in yourself if you really want it. WANTING IT is the key word, and I don’t think she wants it. God didn’t get her where she is, she did and she can get out only if she is ready.

  37. Lukie says:

    Once again, comment thrown out when I didn’t even curse.

    Let’s try again

    I think the child needs to be in rehab till April. She is another Robert Downey Jr.

    I am sure Crackie McCracken will be back in rehab or jail in under a year because I do not believe she has hit her bottom yet and anyone that knows about addiction, knows that you have to hit YOUR personal bottom, not what people THINK is your personal bottom.

  38. Anon says:

    She’s in a group geared towards improving her self esteem? Please, her problem is that she has TOO MUCH self esteem.

    She’s a narcissist! She thinks so highly of herself that she feels she’s above responsibility for anything.

    That statement right there from Betty Ford tells me they are nothing but one more bullsh*t rehab that doesn’t know what the hell they are doing.

  39. flourpot says:

    I think the God comment was either sarcastic or a typical stereotypical statement … or possibly both. In other news – I’m guessing she looks like utter crap because her body is being drained of all the poisons she’s put into it, she’s eating to compensate and she’s smoking more than usual. That would account for the pallidness, the double chin and the poor quality of her skin. She has no place to go but up. Lets hope she finds the ladder.

  40. TrueLifeDiva says:

    It appears she has never had anyone to look up to and be her mentor. Everyone around her has their hand out. If she had a REAL role model, that person would tell her to get off drugs, and she would listen because her heart would know it’s the truth. She truly is a lost soul.

  41. dvz says:


    Totally co-sign everything you said. BFC has sadly turned into another Promises. Now her only two hopes are Hazelden and/or prison. NOT JAIL, Prison. Oh, wait, and her parents going down in a plane crash as I expressed earlier. That last one is very important.

  42. Chris says:

    “Honestly, this report doesn’t indicate to me that Lindsay has fulfilled the idea I have of a contrite addict – she has not given herself over to God, she has not accepted responsibility for actions, past and present, and tried to make amends and ask for forgiveness. She sounds like the same old crackhead trying to lie and cheat and do and say whatever she can to get out of rehab.”

    You’re talking about steps 3, 8 and 9. At this stage she’s grappling with step 1. Hence:

    “Richman indicates the defendant finally began to talk about feeling powerless and about being an addict.”

    I’d like to know why they’ve got her going to AA meetings, she’s a poly drug user, she should be going to NA meetings and that’s only if she believes in God. If she doesn’t she should be attending a different support group like SMART Recovery.

  43. roguesiren says:

    NA or AA do not work for some people. Everyone is different and so are their particular needs. Granted, these groups have worked successfully for a lot of people, but they are not for everyone. She has to find in herself a sincere desire to change her life and work with the right treatment for her. We can speculate all we want, but we don’t really know all of the issues that have led LL on this path of self destruction. I hope she gets the help she needs, as she is a human being.

  44. gamblea says:

    The only possible work mommy dearest is lining up is the first after rehab interview. There is no other interest in LL.

  45. Daisy says:

    There are forces bigger than herself fighting for her life right now. I hope this young girl survives. She actually is talented and cute as a button. It would be terrible to bear witness to her demise. It’s time for her dad to step in and try to reconcile his role in her problems. Hasn’t he already tried?

  46. wilson says:

    She needs to get rid of Dina. Just tell your loser mother “I’ll give you 5% of everything.” dina would make out better than the 20 she is getting now. Lindsay would probs get a lot more work with out Orangey hanging on. No one will work with her loser mother who only helps her daughter be a loser too. Jessica Simpson should do the same. Pay your parents to stay out of it. You love your parents, we all get it. Support them if you must, but get them out of your management. They are killing you.

  47. devilgirl says:

    Innocent scares me.

  48. Shelley says:

    I just wonder at what point you decide it’s fair that your parents are leeching off of you, rather than that realization actually making you red-hot mad.

  49. Sumodo1 says:

    Please see/rent the movie, “Inside Daisy Clover” with Natalie Wood.

    Very very Lohan, and made when Wood was incandescent.

    Lohan looks 50 in these pics.


  50. GT says:

    I have always loved lindsay and hope that everything turns out ok for her. What gets me angry is that people seem to forget that she’s not only famous, she’s an addict. You think addicts don’t lie, cheat, steal, fall of the wagon?? Of course they do, whether they are famous or not. So give her a break and try to be supportive. I know from experience the hell of having a loved one that is an addict and can only hope she is on the road to recovery.

  51. mimi says:

    I am still disturbed at all the hatred and anger spewed on this girl. Most, if not all of you, have never even met her. And you definitely have never had a loved one in the throes of addiction. It is one of the worst ways to lose someone you love. Hate the drugs, the dealers and the cartels, but don’t hate the addict. My ex was an incredible fighter. He had academic, athletic and business accomplishments that most men only read about. But he couldn’t beat addiction – much as he *wanted* to. So, if you must focus on Lindsay or any other addict, pray for them…or STFU.

  52. Jennifer says:

    One cannot work through the steps overnight.

    It takes a lot of time and effort to get through the first three alone, let alone to the “making amends” step. I hope that things will finally sink in if she stays in rehab for a few months.

  53. alejandro says:


    I kind of agree with your comment. As long as a famous addict has access to enablers and the ability to score drugs they will do so. We’ve seen how far famous addicts are willing to take their addictions to the grave eg Marilyn, MJ, Anna Nicole.

  54. heathen says:

    My brother is a “recovering alcoholic” (sober 4+ years). He went through a 30 day detox program & AA. I’m sure AA doesn’t work for everybody, but it works for him, so I’m grateful for it. Having gone through what I and my family did with my brother, I only have sympathy for the girl and hope she recovers. BUT the fact is, no matter what program she does, she has to WANT it. My mom begged and pleaded with my brother for years and years to get help. Nothing worked until my brother wanted to change when he hit his “bottom.” I really don’t see how a court order will make Lindsey want it, so I just hope she does want it. I agree with others who said her mom is a big problem — my brother had/has a loving and supportive family & it was still difficult getting him to admit he had a problem. Can anyone honestly believe Lindsey can with such an enabler mother who is first and foremost interesting in exploiting her, not helping her? And I disagree with people saying she has self-esteem. No addict has self-esteem — if they did they wouldn’t be self-medicating to numb the pain of their feelings of worthlessness.

  55. Dani says:

    I have to step in here because the misinformation is astounding. It’s not that AA won’t publish their success rates, it’s that they CAN’T without breaking anonymity of their members and it’s also in the traditions due to the fact that AA is supposed to be a safe place for people to talk about their addiction. AA and NA have the same exact steps with different wording. There are 12 step programs for ANYTHING. In order for Lindsay to benefit from treatment, she has to want it. If she doesn’t want it, she will die and that’s the simple truth.

    As living with someone who is in recovery, I know that the program may seem “religious-based” but if you’ve actually worked it, you will find that it is not. The God of your understanding does not mean church.

    I’m semi-assuming nobody here has ever actually sat through as many AA meetings as I have and gone to Alanon and others. In order to know what you’re talking about, you’d have to see it from both walks of life.

    Just thought I’d throw that out there. The 12 step program works for people who WANT to live a life without an addiction or dependence of any kind. They have to learn how to live life on life’s terms. You can’t force someone to get help they don’t want and it doesn’t matter how you try and help them, it’s not going to work unless they’re honest with themselves that they have a problem.

  56. Leah! says:

    I’ve never thought of Lilo as an addict… & if she is one I have zero sympathy at this point. Most addicts struggle for many years, living desperate lives at the fringes of society, before they get any help. She has had more chances than I can count, and she has systematically wasted them all.

    If she really is an addict, the longer rehab will be good for her. It takes awhile to admit responsibility and try to take charge and change your life. Nobody likes to hear negative things about themselves.

    However, if it’s really more of a personality disorder (that’s what I think at least) no amount of rehab will ever help her. In fact, it may only make her more dangerous.

    Until she admits her underlying issues, and starts taking responsibility, we’re going to continue to see her in and out of jail and rehab.

  57. JQ says:

    My word…she looks worse now than she did when she got out of jail last. I pray this girl gets her act together. I feel deeply for her as I once was a total mess in my life too. Fortunately, I pulled myself together before I lost it all. I hope she can do the same.

  58. Henriette says:

    I truly believe this young woman is going to die of her addictions. She is not going to change; she does not want to face life without her substances; she has no interest in doing the hard, hard work it takes to get well.

  59. Mel says:

    She’s nothing like Robert Downey Jr. He was and isn’t a famewhore for starters.

    I get the feeling LL will never fully accept and admit she is an addict…which means this isn’t going to end well.

    She looks 44 in those pics, not 24. And more importantly she needs to give her neck a good scrub…did her mother never teach her how to wash properly.

  60. Javagirl1 says:

    If she’s that broke she needs to be at a cheaper rehab.

  61. DoMaJoReMc says:

    @ #8 KIM,

    Kim, I was thinking the EXACT same thing.

  62. Confuzzle says:

    JANUARY? OMG how will we make it until then?

    Someone needs to get Britney’s crack dealer to her, stat!

  63. JimmyB says:

    Kinda weird that the law can take away your basic rights. How about the bunch of drug addicts we have out there wasting? Why can’t she be as drunk and as high as she want?

  64. jane16 says:

    God, she looks just awful. Look at her eyes. She’s probably going thru serious withdrawals. I could almost feel sorry for her, if she weren’t such an entitled little beast. I hope she gets cured though, and gets away from her horrific mother & gets a different career. That gross movie she wants to make sounds like a degrading experience. What mother would want their kid to do something like that? I have never thought she was ever unusually cute or talented; I see more beautiful and talented kids almost every day. We know quite a few kid actors that you guys have probably seen on tv or movies and most of them have decent normal families. I guess that’s why we’re still talking about Lindsay and not them.

  65. CB Rawks says:

    How exactly is she wonderful?! She has a completely selfish personality and doesn’t actually realise that everyone else on the planet are real people. She thinks we all orbit around her. Looovely.

  66. kate 2.0 says:

    Sounds to me like she knows all the “buzzwords” and the sh** she is supposed to say to get through this like she has before. She is simultaneously making excuses about why she needs to leave and making plans to get right back to “business” as soon as she gets out….I think she is just going through the motions (again).

    In my experience, the proof is in the pudding. Addicts are VERY experienced at lying to hide the addiction. Then they go through the rehab/relapse cycle, and say the same things over and over…it makes words meaningless. I believe an addict is serious about recovery when actions prove it *in AND after rehab*. It may sound harsh, but addiction is harsh and (effectively)dealt with accordingly. Addicts have to be held accountable when the actions don’t match the words. I mean, all people should be – saying one thing and doing another is called lying – but you know what I mean. Breaking certain behavioral patterns is essential to recovery.

    At this point, LL’s words mean nada, she has repeatedly refused to actually DO the things she needs to (long term) to help herself. So not to be a total bitch – but who cares if she SAID she feels powerless and SAID she’s an addict? She’s said it before.

  67. Leslie0195 says:

    Heathen, I agree with you 100%. AA “works if you work it” meaning you have to be committed to being and living sober. No one can force the addict/alcoholic, not even court. She may have to STAY because of a court order, but only she can decide if she wants to RECOVER. And the God issue? Those of you with a problem don’t understand AA . . . your higher power doesn’t have to be God in the conventional sense. My own personal recovery was a gift from God, so He is my Higher Power, but it isn’t religious. It’s spiritual.

  68. paranel says:

    You would expect her to look better but these court shots show a really worn out much older than her real age Lindsay. Is there really any hope for her? I don’t think she will change her ways at all. Her mother is worse than her father sad to say.