Lindsay Lohan is back in the news yet again with her widely publicized antics involving drugs and alcohol and all around irresponsible behavior. Concerns over Lohan’s drug and alcohol use are well documented and friends and family are beginning to voice concern over the young starlets behavior. After being sentenced to several years of probation after being arrested over drug possession and driving under the influence, Lohan was given mandatory alcohol education classes which she is not taking seriously. She is scheduled to appear in a Beverly Hills courthouse because of poor attendance at her mandatory alcohol awareness classes.
It is reported that the source of Lindsay’s rampant partying and drug abuse stems from her family. She is filing for a restraining order against her father who is revealing private information about their family life to the highest bidder. Supposedly she is using the drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism to deal with these feelings. The large majority of addicts begin using drugs to numb feelings such as anger or depression rather than endure the sometimes painful process of dealing with them in a responsible way. These feelings can stem from a previous relationship, abuse, death of a loved one.
The reasons can be limitless, however the effects are the same. As in Lindsay’s case, she is abusing drugs and alcohol to deal with the troubling emotions cause by her parents violent relationship, as well as her own violent relationships and the emotional stresses that come with stardom. Drug and Alcohol Treatment can provide the education and support necessary for people to deal with these feelings and resist the urge to deal with their feelings through using drugs. The disease of addiction makes people act in extremely selfish ways, and often the addicts themselves never truly admit they have a problem.
As far as Lohan’s friends are concerned, Lindsay is not even considering Drug Rehabilitation, its just not even an option in her mind. Lohan has been into Detox and Drug Abuse Treatment on four separate occasions, and has yet taken the treatment seriously. In her most recent stint at Utah’s Cirque Lodge, she reportedly was caught having sex with another male client of the program in a bathroom stall, as well as testing positive for drugs on a urinary analysis, and throwing an uncontrollable tantrum afterwards. This lack of determination to stay sober, combined with Lohan’s ravenous addiction to drugs and alcohol are a recipe for disaster. It has become all too common recently for celebrities to die from an overdose, and we fear Lohan very well may become the next victim.