Just days before checking into court-ordered rehab last week, the ‘Mean Girls’ actress gave an interview for London’s Daily Mail newspaper, which published it in this Sunday’s edition.
Lohan, 26, revealed to Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” that she’s never been “a huge drinker” and despite rumors, failed drug tests and a drug possession arrest, she’s only used cocaine “maybe four or five times in my life.”
“I don’t like it. It reminds me of my dad,” she explained. “I took it four times in a period from about the age of 20 to 23, and I got caught twice … It’s the truth. I’ve never taken heroin either, never injected myself with anything, never done LSD. Those things all scare me.”
The actress has spent more than 250 days in the court-ordered rehab and another trip “is pointless,” she said in the interview. Instead, she should be allowed to “go abroad to different countries and work with children.”
When Morgan asks her if she ever voluntarily sought out treatment, Lohan confessed: “Once. I went when I was doing a movie called ‘I Know Who Killed Me,’ and I hadn’t been drinking for a year at that point, but I was having really bad nightmares and the movie was pretty traumatizing.”
She went on, adding: “So I stayed in a facility so I could get some sleep and talk about it with someone the next day, because it was overwhelming. But I would leave every day and just sleep there at night,” she continues, “I liked that. It was kind of like having my own live-in therapist, because I was having crazy nightmares and I was having AA meetings on set and stuff. It really helped.”
When asked whether or not she considers herself an alcoholic, the actress said ‘no’ and revealed that she’s “never been a huge drinker.”
“I don’t think so,” she admits when asked if she has an alcohol problem. “But when I was younger I was definitely going out too much and I was drinking too much. I was accused of everything, even stealing a necklace. I’d never steal a necklace … So, there’s like a slew of things that have gone on like that which have been such a strain.”
The host rushed to find out why then she had been in court-ordered rehab.
“This is where it gets hard for me to explain,” Lohan replied. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with people taking time to just be by themselves. I think people want to see me do that. They will keep saying the same things about me if I don’t. I don’t think it will be a bad thing for me to be away with myself for three months.”
And the last thing the actress told Morgan was the next one: “I’ve never been a junkie, and never will be. I just like going out late to clubs with friends and listening to music. Always have done. It’s not that unusual for girls of 26!”