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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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Twilightmom- I know that people can see a doctor to determine if there is something physically wrong with them before they see a shrink. But that wasn't what I was arguing. It was said that a physical exam can determine if someone has bipolar disorder, and it can't. No physical exam can detect a mental illness. That was my point. If there were blood tests to determine mental illness, there would be no need for psychiatrists.

1551 days ago


Isn't meth addiction virtually impossible to recover from?

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This is amazing. She's being treated for methamphetamine addiction yet she was allowed to take her Rx for Adderal in jail. Adderal is an amphetamine.

1551 days ago


I wonder if she slams it, smokes it or snorts it

1551 days ago

Just another Hare Kristina     

She does meth, just look at her face. And lots of people who start off doing cocaine end up with a meth addiction because there is meth in their coke. I remember reading that's how Eddie Van Halen became addicted to the drug. There is no reason to assume that Lohan isn't smoking/snorting/injecting meth just because she is (was) rich and famous.

Here is a list of various famous people who were caught doing meth/amph:

NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield
Full House actress Jodie Sweetin
The Office actor Craig Robinson
Unemployed figure skater Nicole Bobek
Van Halen musician Eddie Van Halen
Baywatch babe Yasmine Bleeth
Farah Fawcett’s ex-husband Ryan O’Neal
Evangelical pastor Ted Haggard
Saving Private Ryan actor Tom Sizemore
Lizzie McGuire actress Lalaine Vergara Paras
Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie
Party of Five actor Jeremy London
Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas
Tennis Star Andre Agassi
Celebrity Surfer Darryl ‘Flea’ Virostko
Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss
Personal trainer and aspiring actor Joey Kovar
Miss United States Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche
Alice and Chains musician Mike Starr
American President John F. Kennedy
Evil Dictator Adolf Hitler
Icon of evil Charles Manson.
Wizard of Oz actress Judy Garland
Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Keidis
Iconic singer Elvis Presley
Korn musician Brian "Head" Welch
Iron Man Actor Robert Downey Jr
Mamas and the Papas singer John Phillips
Iconic country singer Johnny Cash
Designing Women actress Delta Burke
Cult Leader Jim Jones
Days of the New singer Travis Meeks
Sex Pistols musician Sid Vicious
Girlfriend/Victim of Sid Vicious, Nancy Laura Spungen
Iconic singer Sir Elton John
Singer Leonard Cohen
Writer William Burroughs
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
Jazz musician Charlie Parker
Writer and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre
Writer and comedian Lenny Bruce
Writer Jack Kerouac
Backstreet Boys singer Aaron Carter
Child star and former actress Lindsay Lohan

And just in case you didn't know, Methamphetamine was developed by Nazi chemists during World War II to enable German soldiers to stay awake, alert and compulsively focused, while also rendering them emotionally sterile and quasi-psychotically aggressive!
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No doubt, she is an addict. But don't think for a second that her personality disorders (I doubt she is bi-polar) will begin to improve after just 90 days. Look who this narcissist has in her close circle - more narcistic, entitled, rude, demanding people. Unfortunately they are a little well known and shown in the media because her two movies that made a little money showed some talent. But the mother, father, sister etc... and indian chief attract attention by staying skinny (thanks to drugs), wearing tight clothes and the mother acts like she is 25 but looks 55. The reality is this girl needs intensive help. 3 months won't do it if these clowns are staying in her inner circle. Rehab is so much more than fighting the urge to put a pill in your mouth. She has to change alot of who she has become. Stop assuming she'll do this little stint and come out of it okay. She needs to stay away for a very long time and get better, but only if she wants to. If not, it's her choice t be a drug addict.

1551 days ago


are you guys retarded...

talking about crack head lindsay lohan..

we have a mother effin fascist takeover of our country.. and you guys are reallllyyyy blabbing about some stupid washed out bitch...

brain dead sheeple WAKE UP

1551 days ago

Andrew R.    

According to Radar, she is NOT going to Morningside and will be released at 12:01 AM.

1551 days ago


What an effin joke. Lindays (whateva) is a junkie, porn star, a disruptive infulence on Ali... The idiot's a slut and deserves whatever is thrown at her. Her mother... lmao ... is a stupic ****, why don't you stop looking at the dollar sign and love your children....fame whore???

1551 days ago


Bipolar disorder is not simply a matter of being 'sorta depressed' sometimes and really happy other times. Actually, that range of emotions is normal. A person with bipolar disorder feels these emotions but much more strongly. The lows are beyond the depths of despair and the highs are out of control ideas and actions (shaved head anyone?!?) I am bipolar and even on meds and with talk therapy, I still occasionally have 'mood hiccups.' When I get depressed I go right to having strong feelings of wishing that I were dead which are known as ideation of death. Thankfully I have a strong support team of family and medical professionals.

The name for the disorder was changed from manic-depression to bipolar disorder for syntax reasons. A person who merely suffers from depression has a unipolar disorder...

With respect to meds, the armchair shrinks who say people who are bipolar crave certain types of drugs or are never prescribed other types could not be more wrong. Everyone's brain is different and reacts differently to meds. I'm not an addict but I did occasionally take greater doses of klonopin (cousin of valium and xanax) than prescribed. My doc's answer? He quit prescribing it. On the other hand, I take ritalin on an as needed basis. I'm prescribed enough for me to use every day for 30 days. However, I normally refill my prescription every 3 months. Finally, my doc is at the top of the heap at UCLA for what that's worth.

One more thing. Britney's behavior resonated with me. Lindsay--not so much.

1551 days ago


The reason Lindsay looks like she is 40 instead of 24 is because of the Meth. When she couldn't continue the meth because of the drug testing, she went back to taking legal meth, which is Aderall, which isn't as good, but is legal. She also stated looking better after that (and she also continued taking hydromorphone, which is basically little less than heroin).

It is pretty obvious that TMZ got the report that was sent to her rehab facility which stated that she has been addicted to Meth and is bi-polar. Her lawyer states "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." But that doesn't mean Lindsay isn't addicted to Meth and isn't bipolar, it just means she hasn't read a report that says that. You can never take what a lawyer says as the simple, plain truth. You have to take it as being the technical truth. The technical truth is that she didn't read a "phych report" so she then makes the erroneous charge that it is all just made up, but that does not mean that she is saying the same thing as if she said that Lindsay is absolutely not diagnosed as bi-polar and that she absolutely is not addicted to Meth and opiates.

It is amazing that TMZ can get those types of reports (and maybe a little scary).

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1551 days ago

Freddie Rios    

Giving her more drugs as medication is not the way to do it, keeping her drugged is a NO NO ... they are killing her, the drug dependecy is mental and physical., she need to be taken away to her own enviroment like a farm or home and treat her, but is necesary to explain to her and to make her understand the procedure and why she need to quit drugs, alcohol and any smoking habits for good ...if any .. thats the first step to put her in line . opium and heroin are very similar. i don know what they are doing in California , her friends and i mean all of them need to stay away from her till the procedure is done, specially the ones using any kind of drugs . the time for her to get clear from the physical habit depending on her is 1 to 3 weeks , the mental habit takes longer at least a 2 years, not using that stupid therapy, no just telling her that she is killing herself doing drugs while the person she buy them from is getting richer . is about the person in charge to keep her safe in a good enviroment. some adicts to heavy drugs stop eating before and after breaking drugs habits, is good to keep the person under obsevation and with a nutricionist giving her the food that will keep her eating well balance. vitamins and a medical observation before, during and after the procedure is the best choice. the adictions are very complex, like the alcoholic and even the marihuana smoker, is up to the person will to quit . i had a friend in the past very sick he was a junkie, a real bad junkie, i try everything posible with him , drug adictions programs , teen challenge , you named and nothing works for him because he doesnt want to quit., one day i let him get his heroin cure, i wait about 20 minutes and pick him up in my car and i told him: im going to the morgue, a frind juts die. i give you money for your cure if you need it, i dont want to go alone ( just an excuse to make him go with me ) i already contact a friend that works at the city morgue and explain what i want to do to scare my friend from his situation. at the morgue my friend show him a dead body and 2 other deaths related with drugs overdoses and crimes... sudenly he got out from the morgue running , slam the door and wait for me outside by the car,he was palid.. he was crying.. nerves raking shaking., driving back to his area where he stays he starts crying make the story short ... took him 2 weeks to quit , a couple of months to find a job at the shipyard and today is good person without drugs habits, married with 2 childrens. thats the reason i said ... its all in LINDSAY's brain and the person in charge need to know what to do and how, when nothing else works.

1551 days ago

Why Do I Read This Stuff?    

Adderall [an amphetamine], commnonly prescribed for Bipolar Disorder, is not infrequently used off-label as a street drug ["Zing"]. Some doctors prescribe the drug for depression. The drug is growing in popularity as a "study drug" among college students. Less commonly it's used as an appetite suppressant.

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She can go to a million rehabs, but if down deep inside she wanted to quit, she would quit. Speed is hard to get off of. I wonder about these so called "experts."

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