Lindsay Lohan blames dad Michael for cocaine abuse
Troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan can't find work and hasn't been a big deal in the tabloids for weeks, so she's coming clean in the U.K.'s Sun about her cocaine habit. And guess who turned her on to that ...
"I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad," she says of Michael Lohan. "I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like."
She also blames dear old dad for her two DUIs and possession charges in 2007, which led to three stints in rehab. She says his negative comments about her in the media pushed her to abuse drugs more than normal.
"When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom. I abused substances too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that," she says. "I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to ... "I've made some dreadful mistakes but learned from them - that has probably saved my life."
The scariest moment: Taking an Ambien and getting into a bathtub.
"I'd run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed. When I woke up, I was so scared. I called my therapist and said, 'Can I just go somewhere for a month?'" she remembers. "'I'm around bad people and I need to take care of myself.' I was terrified, so I put myself in."
While she still drinks, she says the coke is gone for good.
"It's not something I ever want to do again," she says. "It made me feel like s---. It became uninteresting to me. I'm hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality so I don't need something like that."
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