Lindsay Lohan Comes Clean About Cocaine Use

Celebrity News Feb. 22, 2010 AT 12:14PM
Lindsay Lohan Comes Clean About Cocaine Use Credit: Tom Briglia/FilmMagic

Lindsay Lohan is coming clean about her past cocaine use, claiming her estranged father Michael, a former drug addict, first got her curious about the drug.

"I was only aware of cocaine because of my dad," she tells Britain's The Sun in a new interview. "I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like."

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Police found Lohan, 23, to be in possession of cocaine in two separate DUI incidents in 2007. She went to rehab three times.

"It's not something I ever want to do again," she says of the drug. "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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In 2007, after her father began speaking negatively about her in the press, Lohan says she hit "rock bottom" and began abusing "alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances" to "mask" her problems.

She still cringes when looking back on one night when she took the sleeping aid Ambien and climbed into a bathtub.

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"I'd run a bath and fallen asleep on the floor and the bath had overflowed," she recalls. "When I woke up, I was so scared. I called my therapist and said, 'Can I just go somewhere for a month?'" she says. "'I'm around bad people and I need to take care of myself.' I was terrified, so I put myself in."

Adds the actress, "There was a point when I didn't know how to say 'No' and I was trying to please everyone. "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."

These days, she says she's "in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to."

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Though she says she is still allowed to "drink ... I know my limits. There are certain situations where I have obligations. There's no reason to (drink) because I don't want to feel like s*** in the morning."

Says Lohan, "I've made some dreadful mistakes but learned from them - that has probably saved my life."

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