In a new interview with Britian’s “The Sun,” Lindsay Lohan finally admits to using cocaine and claims that her estranged father first got her curious about the drug.
“I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad,” she says. “I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like.”
“It’s not something I ever want to do again. It made me feel like shit. It became uninteresting to me. I’m hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality so I don’t need something like that.”
According to Lohan, she had hit “rock bottom” in 2007 after her father began speaking negatively about her in the press.
“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.”
The 23-year-old actress recalls one night when she took Ambien and climbed 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? I’m around bad people and I need to take care of myself’. I was terrified, so I put myself in.”
“There was a point when I didn’t know how to say ‘No’ and I was trying to please everyone,” she adds. “I was doing pop and making films. I was young and thought I could go out, have fun, then go on set and record. I ran myself down and I lost track of who I was.”
Lohan also reveals she’s been in rehab three times and admits to seeing a therapist once every two weeks.
“I’m allowed to drink now but I know my limits,” she maintains. “I learned from my mistakes, and I’m now healthy and happier. I’ve made some dreadful mistakes but learned from them, that has probably saved my life.”