Lindsay Lohan Admits to Oprah: I'm an Addict

August 19, 2013 By:
Lindsay Lohan Admits to Oprah: I'm an Addict

It finally happened: Oprah Winfrey and Lindsay Lohan. The two new business partners had their much-anticipated heart-to-heart on "Oprah’s Next Chapter" last night and for the most part it was successful. Lindsay seemed completely sober and remorseful—all an achievement on her part.

Oprah went right in asking the hard questions, from her drug addictions to her contentious and polarizing parents, Michael and Dina Lohan.

After attempting rehab more than a handful of times (six to be exact), Lindsay explained what was different this time around.

“In this case, I wasn’t fighting at all,” she said. “I just let go and was able to just be like, ‘Okay, you probably do know what’s best, because my idea of doing what’s best for me has not worked in the past.’”

Lindsay also referred to herself as an addict, which is considered the first step in achieving sobriety: admitting you have a problem. “Alcohol,” she said of her main vice. “That, in the past, was a gateway to other things for me. Lindsay then said she’s done cocaine about 10 to 15 times in her life. It wasn’t her favorite, but “it allowed me to drink more, I think that’s why I did it.”

Oprah, never leaving a stone unturned, wanted to get to the root of Lindsay’s troubles. Where did it all start?

“A lot of stuff went on with my family when I was young and I grew up in a very chaotic home,” Lindsay confessed, “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."

That’s just an example of the sort of honesty and introspection that LiLo exhibited. If she continues down this path, we think she has a really great chance at recovery.