Was Lindsay Lohan Really Wrongly Diagnosed As An Addict?
A new report claims Lindsay Lohan is going to be released two months early from rehab because she’s not technically an addict, but an insider tells HollywoodLife.com she still has to fight her biggest battle yet…her mother!
Despite receiving a court-ordered 90 days in rehab, Lindsay Lohan is hoping to be released after only one month of treatment because doctors reportedly discovered <http://www.tmz.com/2010/08/19/lindsay-lohan-ucla-drugs-alcohol-addict-psychiatric-early-release-doctors/> she’s not an addict. However, an insider tells us the 24-year-old actress will never stay out of trouble if she doesn’t first deal with the biggest demon of them all, her enabling mom, Dina Lohan.
“Dina has actually told me before, ‘Lindsay has no problem; she’s just a normal girl,’” Los Angeles-based addiction expert Marty Brenner, who’s worked with the Lohan family before <http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/08/02/lindsay-lohan-new-rehab-facility-ucla-will-clean-her-up-sober-meth-bi-polar-drugs-marty-brenner-ucla/> , says. “Dina needs her own therapy and she needs to stop living vicariously through Lindsay. She has to understand that what Lindsay’s doing is NOT normal. That’s the only way this will work.”
Even if Lilo gets the go-ahead from the judge to leave rehab at the end of the month, Brenner strongly recommends <http://www.hollywoodlife.com/2010/08/13/lindsay-lohan-leaving-rehab-early-new-judge-addiction-drugs-not-healthy-photos/> she get individualized therapy to work through her issues.
“The psychiatrists can say she’s detoxed and she’s coherent, but working on the addiction is another ball game,” Brenner explains. “At that time is when the treatment really works. If they are going to say she’s ready to go just because she’s coherent, then what’s changed? Nothing. You need the whole balance for rehab to work. You have to be there for a while. You have to be involved.”
He adds, “At the end of the day, it’s not the rehab that invokes change…it’s the person. Lindsay will get better if she wants to get better.”