Lindsay Lohan's much hyped sit down with Oprah for 'Oprah's Next Chapter' told us a lot while also not telling us anything at all, which just goes to show you that Lindsay really is in control again and is in full media-trained, PR spin mode. Or 'whole again' in her words.
Having completed her 90 days of court-ordered treatment for substance abuse earlier this month, Lohan insists her latest stint in rehab has changed her life for the better saying: 'I feel whole again 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.'
Lindsay further claimed she was in a 'different head space' since her stay at the Cliffside Malibu treatment centre in California, and has vowed to stay 'present and clear-headed and focused' now that she is out of rehab.
Grilled about what she is taking these days, Lindsay asserted to Oprah she only takes 'vitamins' and a prescribed drug called Nexium, which is used to treat acid reflux.
When is came to the topic of her addictions, she candidly admitted a past addiction to alcohol, which she says 'was a gateway to other things for me', and owned up to using cocaine around 15 times. 'I really haven’t done it more than 10 to 15 times,' she told Oprah. 'Of course I said three to four! I was terrified and humiliated. No, it never felt good the next day. It allowed me to drink more. It went hand in hand with drinking.'
She also admitted that she probably needed to go to jail when she did in 2007 saying: 'Strangely, being in my addiction and having all the chaos around me that I was so comfortable with — somewhere inside me, I kind of wanted to go to jail. That was subconsciously being put out there by me. I think it was just to find some peace, to have some time to just sit and be. It was terrifying. Just seeing my mom and my sister’s face in that courtroom — and my dad, i just remember this rush of heat coming over me and not knowing what to expect.'
And when asked why this time in rehab was different to the previous five rehab stays, she admitted to not really taking the others seriously and that this time she had 'just hit a wall'. 'When I spoke to Shawn Holley (Lindsay’s attorney), I just said, ‘I think the best option is to just go to treatment, to take care of myself, to find myself.’ I came into it really willing [the last time]'.
From her appearance on Chelsea Lately and the fact that she's stayed out of the public eye and gotten into any drama since she got out, we think it's safe to say she's on the right track.