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Lindsay Lohan

Rehab for Meth

and Bipolar Disorder

8/2/2010 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan will be treated for addiction to methamphethamine and bipolar disorder during her court ordered 90 days in rehab.

Lindsay Lohan Rehab - Bipolar
According to a source familiar with Lindsay's case, methamphetamine and opiates are her "drugs of choice".

Methamphetamine -- also known as crystal meth or simply meth -- is a highly addictive stimulant and opiates, generally, have more of a downer effect.

Morningside Recovery -- the Orange County, CA rehab LiLo is scheduled to enter -- lists opiate and methamphetamine detoxification among its specialties. As TMZ first reported, sources say Morningside was not on the list of facilities recommended by court appointed psychiatrists.

We're told Lindsay will begin her rehab stint almost immediately after getting out of Lynwood Correctional Facility.

UPDATE: Lindsay's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley says, "I have never seen any psych report concerning Ms. Lohan which references a 'bi-polar' diagnosis or an addiction to 'methamphetamine.' I think this is a total fabrication."

One important note ... it has been widely reported that Lindsay takes the prescription drug Adderall, which is an amphetamine. Experts in the field of rehab and addiction tell TMZ there is a difference between amphetamine and methamphetamine.

We're told it would not be common for a rehab facility to consider Adderall and methamphetamine the same drug.

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136.

ed    

amen to comment #1....my thoughts exactly....as a previous Ritalin "scripter"....no need to comment any further

1452 days ago
137.

vindog    

Adderall is Meth, so unless she is going to get off Adderall, this is all a big joke, but something tells me she is being advised correctly and is going to suck it up and get clean.

The ambian was for her to be able to sleep thru most of her in jail withdrawls. If she is clean now at all, she should just stay that way, but I bet with her family as screwed up as they all are, she is going to get high, then report to rehab.

The Lohans are equivelant to white trash, so will call them Hollywood trash. Lindsey did not stand a chance with that type of upbringing, by the way.

1452 days ago
138.

jojo    

okay all,
methamphethamine addiction does not necessarily mean she is addicted to crystal meth., hence why she does not look like a 'meth' addict
Most adhd medication are amphetamines, so it is probably referring to her adderall addiction, which can be just as deadly an addiction to crystal meth.

1452 days ago
139.

kate    

who's your source Michael Lohan.Shame on TMZ for lying

1452 days ago
140.

Catherine    

She is a very, very sick talented person. I am not one to mince words since I am walking in her shoes. This disease sucks and if you don't have it...you don't get it. So thanks to all of you making rude comments, because you truly don't understand the horror of what we have to deal with every second of every day. So good luck with that.

1452 days ago
141.

Oil Man    

I doubt she was on meth. I know she was on adderral which is a heavy duty amphetamine, but not meth. This is TMZ acting like low life paparazzi.

1452 days ago
142.

kate    

I don't believe a singe word from all these rag gossip sites.They are no clue what is taking and what type of disorder
they she may have. Maybe they are talking about the addrall lets not forget she was drug tested for two week you just don't stop meth you idiots. For all the heartless people who wish Lindsay or anybody death you need help.

1452 days ago
143.

Me    

Meth Addiction mimics bi-polar disorder.

1452 days ago
144.

Noel    

Wow ... meth?! My college roommate was a meth head who stole all my crap, took her parents money, slept with nasty people for drugs and lost like 20 lbs. in two months. Definitely a psycho.

I hope Lindsay gets all the help she needs. Meth users only have a 6% chance of permanent recovery (according to Intervention). Good luck, cause you'll need it!

1452 days ago
145.

WEHO    

TMZ, I smell a lawsuit. You should take down that story.

1452 days ago
146.

hahayaright    

Stop lying u know u are making up the meth story or someone is. This is NOT true. Stop slandering this kid!

1452 days ago
147.

susan    

spot,indeed,and i hope lisa bloom gets behind msgc tests once lindsay is out of rehab,those tests with the threat of lock up,and with her enjoyment of natural life back,she'll quit at least for a long while.i didnt get the talent behind lindsay until i saw her handwriting,she does have some talent and application skills, it would be a thrill to see her turn around.i always wonder how and if drew barrymore did it (kicked drugs all together for good,or if she occasions,she has kept her s**t together quite well ,for all of her young past)(she should be helping lindsay).

1452 days ago
148.

Lil    

Meth causes bipolar. The 2 go hand in hand.

1452 days ago
149.

suza271    

First off, whoever was talking about a "Suboxone Implant", I have news for you, this does not exist. Either there's a Naltrexone Implant or just Suboxone. No implant. Secondly, LL probably doesn't have a physical addiction to opiates...yet. If that were her issue, she would have gotten Suboxone BEFORE she went into jail if she had any sense at all, and we would be hearing a lot more about withdrawls. Most likely, she's only been using opiates for a short while, or she was using them occasionally to come down off of whatever kind of speed she was on. She probably used alcohol for the same reason. Thats why she wasn't withdrawling from alcohol either. Lindsay's big probalme is with drugs that make her speed--hence getting caught with coke. She then realized she couldn't depend on coke all the time because she was getting randomly tested or she was just plain scared of getting caught again, so she switched to adderall. Also, it's well known that speed drugs like coke don't cause too much of a withdrawl physically like opiates do. She's been on adderall the entire time in jail. Who knows how much her dose is, but it's pretty easy to see she was abusing her script and was taking WAY more than prescribed (hence the need for multiple scripts all over the country and false names). In jail she won't get as much as she was using out here and that is probably driving her crazy. Hopefully, in rehab they will take her off it entirely. There's no way she will ever take any of this seriously until she faces the fact that she's an addict. The multiple scripts are the blatant evidence of that. She needs to go to meetings and get her head on straight and stop drinking. Just because they are prescribed doesn't mean they are any better than street drugs, Linds.

1452 days ago
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Zambonie    

man these shark week ads are annoying

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