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Lindsay's Dad -- She Shouldn't Quit Cold Turkey

5/25/2010 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lindsay Lohan's father believes that forcing Lindsay to cut herself off from drugs and alcohol ASAP is a bad thing -- and he's getting support from an expert.

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Michael Lohan tells TMZ he thinks Lindsay has a problem with prescription pills, but he "doesn't think it's a good idea for her to detox on her own." He feels Lindsay would be best served by "being under a doctor's care."

And according to addiction recovery specialist Dr. Marc Kern -- Michael's logic ain't too far off.

Kern tells us if -- and only if -- Lindsay has a drug problem, "There probably should have been an assessment of her reliance and dependency of substances before they took her off of everything. That would have been a safer method."

Of course, this all assumes that Lindsay actually has a drug problem. 

 

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16.

snodgrass    

If Mike gets his way, it is one HUGE step closer to getting a Conservatorship. I do not think he has her best interest at heart or he wouldn't have been tweeting/talking to the PUBLIC regarding his daughters. His interest is her bank account and how can he control it. She doesn't have much left so he tries to blackmail her and her sis to get to it faster.



Men who CARE pay their CHILD SUPPORT. Why does he never say ANYTHING ABOUT HIS OTHER KID?? The ONLY time we hear ANYTHING about Ali, is when he USED and HUMILIATED her PUBLICLY to try to get to LL. Pathetic. He won't have any merit or credence until he pays his debts to his kids. Ali won't have anything to do with him...DOES HE TWEET THAT?? So transparent.



This family is in trouble, the dad...a piece of white trash and very, very unnattractive.



For Mike, it is ALL ABOUT THE BENJAMIN'S, Lindsay's Benjamin's!!!.

1530 days ago
17.

Nicole     

This ie exactly what isn't helping Lindsay although Dina seems to be in denial, everyday Michael is spouting off to the press about his daughter. I mean he even leaked private conversations so no wonder Lindsay doesn't want anything to do with him.
Its clear what she meant in that interview when she said her dad wanted her to go to prison she must have been referring to failing the conditions which Michael wanted imposed of wearing the SCRAM and undertaking the random drug tests which is troubling.

1530 days ago
18.

Trish    

As they say... "the apple doesn't fall, to far from the tree." Michael created a mini me... Run and get help Lindsay.

1530 days ago
19.

#TeamLindsay    

So after much hemming and hawing the only statement TMZ could get from addiction specialist Marc Kern is "if -- and only if" Lindsay has a problem she should "probably" be assessed prior to quiting. Nice expert opinion there TMZ. You really nailed him down too!

1530 days ago
20.

Nicole     

@#TeamLindsay
I know after all the TMZ lives about her addiction etc now its IF she has a drug problem but the SCRAM bracelet really sucks.

1530 days ago
21.

Chuck D of Valpo    

For the last time, Linseed does not have a drinking problem. She drinks, she gets drunk, she falls down. No problem.

1530 days ago
22.

Christina G.    

Does this guy think the judge, the court system, and the state of California have never encountered an addict before? I'm pretty sure the judge knows a lot more than Daddy Dearest about addiction and recovery, considering 99.9% of her "clientele" are addicts. There is nothing to stop Lindsay from checking into rehab on her own or making an appointment with a doctor to get legal prescriptions. The court has seen it all before, I'm sure.

1530 days ago
23.

Peter Sc    

The absolutely worse thing you can do to a person is to force treatment upon a person who wants to maintain a lifestyle with the problem. Alcoholics can have a restricted life with their addiction where they cannot drive but maintain a job and life their life as they want.
If people have cancer they manage to live a restricted life with their illness. Alcoholism is a illness too. Why should they be dealt with in a worse manner?
Of course some would claim that people should be forced to undergo treatment, but we all know that it only works for some time unless they wanted to deal with the illness in advance.

1530 days ago
24.

Darvon    

Why consider cutting herself off from drugs to be bad for her when she will not be cutting herself off from drugs.

1530 days ago
25.

Christina G.    

And again (and again) I ask, how does Michael Lohan make a living? Hmmm? Inquiring minds want to know.

1530 days ago
26.

candi    

I'm SO SICK of hearing about this chick. Everywhere I turn this has-been is on the page. She hasn't had a decent movie since she was young and I'm only surprised that she hasn't ended up like all these other celebs they find dead in their homes. She's let her life and herself go so much that she's just a waste. No one deserves a sad life like this but she's doing it to herself. I don't feel sorry for her or her attention seeking parents. They are total losers too.

1530 days ago
27.

electriczipper    

she has made an appointment with Dr Murry..and why didnt she have to be drug tested at the courthouse or right after the hearing?

1530 days ago
28.

***    

It can't be easy growing up celebrity...the demands to work to support family is ever present and the candy store is always open, and . No real childhood, but appearances make us yearn or all they 'have'. I feel for this young woman, and I hope she gets her act together. The enabling candy store owners need to be stopped...these so called 'doctors' are killing people.

1530 days ago
29.

ragu    

The only assesment any treatment actually gives is how much money they can remove from your wallet, anything else they "assess" is pure bull****

1530 days ago
30.

sistaelle    

She's not under house arrest.. she's just wearing a SCRAM. If she needs a doctor she can get to one. Cold turkey works just fine. Might make her think twice after it's off.

1530 days ago
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