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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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61.

littlebit59    

Talk about enablers. Judge needs to make it clear as she has been to rehab 3 times and does not take anything serious and definitely has a kiss my a** attitude about the judge and the court system. All of you talking about what problems she will have detoxing and going cold turkey. Drug test will show every drug in her system and if she has a perscription for the drug it cannot be used against her and she can continue taking them. The judge did not say she could not see a doctor. The bottom line is if she is going threw withdrawls she can get medical attention at anytime. You all who are so worried about this situation are falling in the enable category of making excuses why she should not quit drugs and acohol which she claims she doesn't have a problem so there shouldn't be any withdrawls or detoxing issues. I bet if she checked into a rehab facility for 6 months where she could not leave for any reason the judge would probably postpone her probation violation hearing until she completed the program with no problem. She would probably waive the classes until she completed the 6 month program then enforce the completion of classes. Bottom line there is no reason in the world that she should not have to where the SCRAM

1527 days ago
62.

Nancy "O"    

Hello? Haylow? Hello?



The average citizen in America cannot afford celebrity rehab. Jail has results too. For the most part, addicts/alcoholics sweat-it-out, sleep, eat and ponder their poor choices in "The County Can". Trust me that they have an infirmary at every jail too! This girl had every opportunity to check in to rehab...now it's time for the average citizen's rehab...JAIL!

1527 days ago
63.

BUFF    

Why can't Michael od instead of Mindy McCready

1527 days ago
64.

Nicole     

@littlebit59
I think if Lindsay does test positve for drugs or consumes alcohol then she might be sent to prison but i think her attorney will try and get her into rehab. Her in jail for up to a month until the hearing with security and health issues no wants to deal with that.
At the VOP if she has managed to comply with her bail conditions then she could get off or serve a % of the time. Basically until July it is all or nothing.

1527 days ago
65.

REALbarbwire7    

My opinion? She should be sent to manditory rehab for detox, and then to jail for 90 days. This way she will not have effects of withdrawls, and will be clear to actually understand her consequences. Does anyone else agree? The bracelet, or jail is not going to help, and she is resisting all of it because she won't be able to simply quit, and she knows that. Her body won't be able to toleate it, most likely, and she won't care about anything else "for the moment", except making herself feel better. Which will probably land her in jail, and which they will soon recognize that her health is in danger. If she has a heart attack or something, then who is responsible? Detox first, then to jail, and quit the crap with jumping through hoops, i.e., bracelet & drug tests.

1527 days ago
66.

REALbarbwire7    

The ONLY sane thing Michael Lohan has ever said, I think! I worked in rehab facilities. However, it depends on what the substance is. There is no "weining off" of cocaine, or methamphedimine. I guess those drugs are more mentally addicting than physically. Other things like Xanex, Valium, Oxycontine, patients are weined off over several days or so. It's much less traumatic on the body, and safer healthwise. I think the court is just fed up with the excuses and snubs by LL. Of course that's how addicts act. If she is addicted to prescription pills, she won't be able to remain sober. And it is important that the court system understand that. She will go crazy just stopping cold turkey, and willpower will not be a factor. All this being said, we don't know what her situation is. Whatever it is, it is not good. I hope she makes it through.

1527 days ago
67.

Pieta    

I sincerely hope Ms Lohan finds the treatment that will free of her life's chains.



I truly feel sorry for her. Her Mother is below par. Her Father is an ex felon who loves media attention - although I believe in his perverted way he is making up for lost time with his children.



What kind of role models has she had?



She was such a good little actress as a child and teenager.



What harm has she done to anyone except lover's spats which is none of our business.



She is old enough to take responsibility for her life.



I hope she doesn't die - quite frankly - before her time.



I wish she were my sister.



Anna Nicole, Brittany Murphy --- so many people famous and non famous have lost their fight against addiction.



Currently, I am struggling to not rely on my migraine meds - I cannot imagine what it would be like addicted to the hard core prespcription meds these people take - but I do understand.



Good luck Lindsay.



1527 days ago
68.

rexcars    

Maybe they should have thought about that 2 years ago

1527 days ago
69.

Patsy    

It is disconcerting to think of anyone stopping using drugs and alcohol cold turkey, and I hope her family is providing someone who will help her through the rough detox.



A for the prescription drugs. She will need to prove necessity for them if they show up in the drug testing. To my knowledge Lindsay is not ADHD and there for Adderal isn't needed. She will need to explain any drug found in her system.



Needless to say, if she does have a problem, the next few weeks could be very very difficult and dangerous for her body.

1527 days ago
70.

K    

What do you think happens when she goes into Rehab?? They dont let her do small amoutns of drugs until they feel its safe for her to quit everything. She will have to quit cold turkey just like every other junkie, alcoholic loser.

1527 days ago
71.

lili    

Her Dad is the only one who truly cared, crazy as it sounds. Everyone was offended by him before, but he was taking public measures for a desperate and tragic situation.



Since he has been through this himself, maybe he knows...Give him a chance.



He's been right this entire time.

1527 days ago
72.

mary    

oh please, making more excuses for this sorry excuse of a former actress in not going to help her at all...

1527 days ago
73.

beachkid    

Oh good grief! Is he now an 'expert' on drug rehab?

1527 days ago
74.

Sandra    

I agree that she shouldn't attempt to stop cold, it will higher the risk of her relapsing. If she wing herself off t=with something like Near Beer (has no alcohol in in) then she stands a better chance at kickin the habit...now she needs rehab for the drugs though. Be wishes to her

1527 days ago
75.

me    

MICHAEL quit trying to be daddy, you are NO example for anyone to take. She is over 18 and not your concern anymore. She ****ed up all on her own, let her deal with the consequences.



You are acting like a crazy stalker, just quit it. No one takes you seriously, you are the Tila Tequila of the Lohan family drama. Shut up.

1527 days ago
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