Lindsay Lohan says her troubled past is behind her

After a roller coaster of jail stints, drugs and rehab, Lindsay Lohan told Oprah Winfrey in an interview that aired Sunday, that her sixth — and most recent trip — in rehab put her on a path of recovery.

“I feel whole again,” she told Winfrey during their sit-down on OWN, “and I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way, and I’m willing to do whatever it takes.”

In “a different head space” now, vowing to stay present, clear-headed and focused, the trouble-prone star came clean about her tumultuous past. When asked if she was an addict, Lohan candidly replied, “yeah,” during the interview.

Her addiction? “Alcohol,” the 27-year-old admitted. “That in the past was a gateway to other things.” She offered no specifics other than cocaine, which she said she has used no more than 15 times.

Lohan added that she didn’t enjoy using cocaine, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “I never felt good the next day.” But she took it because it “allowed me to drink more. It was a party thing. People would have it, and I’d do it.”

Winfrey asked her what she’s on these days. Lohan replied, “Vitamins.”

“You’re not on any prescription drugs?” Winfrey pressed.

“No, no,” Lohan insisted, then checked herself: “I take Nexium. Because I have acid reflux.”

Clad in a form-fitting orange dress, Lohan said a comfort level with her past chaotic life had fed her much-reported partying and her brushes with the law. But she added that she takes full blame for her mistakes.

When Winfrey asked if she can turn her life around this time, Lohan said with no hesitation, “Yeah.”

The interview aired as an episode of “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and will spotlight Lohan next year in an eight-part docuseries based on her life.

During the hour, an advertisement appeared for Cliffside Malibu, the rehab facility where Lohan was recently residing. That ad boasted of a treatment program so successful, it’s guaranteed.

Lohan’s latest film, “The Canyons,” is currently in limited release.

source:  USA today

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