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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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331.

stacy kenific     

if she was anyone else she still would be in jail this is total bs and wrong. our system sucks when it comes to famous people and she is a drug addict and always be one

1452 days ago
332.

Harvey's Momma    

As usual, sounds like Harvey's got his facts wrong. Bi-polar and meth. Please ....

1452 days ago
333.

Sarah    

If Lindsay Lohan does indeed have Bipolar Disorder, it would be nice - when she is well and if she's up for it - if she would come out of the mental illness closet.

Many people struggle with bipolar disorder in silence because of the huge stigma and stereotypes associated with the disease. Most don't have a financial safety net. If we come out, we may lose our jobs, friends, family, you name it.

Lohan could do a lot to change minds, as other celebrities have. But we always need more...the more people talk about it the better.

Anyway, do what you need to do to be well Lindsay.

1452 days ago
334.

Mark Sawyer    

Everybody loves a comeback kid..LiLo, you crapped on a lot of people but use Robert Downey Jr as a prime example, he did it and is back on the A-List, not saying I'd watch another Georgia Rule but if the movie is good enough, maybe. IDK

1452 days ago
335.

EsorAnin    

You guys are *******s for not looking into this before posting it. Meth? Really? You think that would have stayed hidden ALL THIS TIME if she was really on it? Now you've got people running around thinking she's on meth, exactly what you wanted for more hits.

1452 days ago
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Joel Rossetti    

Meth & bi-polar? can't imagine a worse combination for emotional unbalance. Going to take more than a stint of rehab to help her.

1452 days ago
337.

pam    

Being that there isn't a single once of truth to this story, you might want to take it down, or at least change the headline. Are you journalists or gossip mongers?

1452 days ago
338.

Kat    

The very statement that a rehab facility would agree that Meth is the same as or is Adderal is so blatantly WRONG I can't believe it's even written in this article.
Start doing some fact checking TMZ as NO RECOVERY CENTER or counselor worth his or her salt would EVER agree adderall is Meth. Meth is made in dirty bathtubs and sometimes in one soda bottle, the one bottle method.
Please do not write articles about drugs or pharmacy related drugs vs street drugs if you don't do your research, first.
Meth, is Not Adderall, but both are a type of speed. One is FDA approved, one is cooked by Tweakers and dosages are never the same.
This is a highly uniformed article.
Kat

1452 days ago
339.

Shel    

Adderall and Meth are very similar. One can be replaced with the other... I did it for years. I would grid up my adderall script and snort it. When it ran out I would supplement with meth until I could get my next months supply of the legal stuff. Rehab won't let her continue to take any habit forming drugs.

1452 days ago
340.

bob    

She is such a loser. Let's see how long she stays in rehab. <15 days I bet.

1452 days ago
341.

LucyLoo    

#15 "Lee" - I must disagree with you somewhat. There are many addicts, substance abusers and alcoholics that do go to rehab for Bipolar disorder. They are treated at what is known as "Dual Diagnosis" rehab, for those with a comorbid mental illness. Many are diagnosed for the first time in these dual diagnosis facilities along with getting clean and sober. Self medicating is quite common for those with Bipolar disorder and many addicts are suffering from some mental illness that may or may not be known to them. Those with Bipolar generally do favor stimulants such as meth when abusing a substance.

1452 days ago
342.

Kate    

I am sick to death of the fact that they are making a mockery out of Bipolar Disorder. IT must be the fashionable diagnosis. It makes me angry because it makes it hard for people who really suffer from it! These young twits have an entitlement syndrome and addiction. It isn't Bipolar!!!!

1452 days ago
343.

CALIFORNIA    

SHE IS JUST ANOTHER BAG WHORE LIKE ALL THOSE SHE HANGS OUT WITH.CAN WE SEND HER GIFTS WHERE SHE'S AT? I WOULD LOVE TO SEND HER A ROPE SO SHE CAN HANG HERSELF ALREADY.ANYBODY WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS PARTING WITHOUT DRUGS MUST BE BLIND.LOOK AT THOSE SPEED BUMPS ON HER UGLY FACE.HER MOTHER IS ONE TOO;ALL THAT PARTYING AND THEY DON'T GAIN ANY WEIGHT.THEY ARE JUST A FAMILY OF BAG WHORES;THAT INCLUDES THE STUPID DAD TOO.

1452 days ago
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Kathy M.    

I have read where Lindsay likes to crush up her Adderall tablets and snort them. To me that is a sign of addiction. They may have misdiagnosed her and said she suffered from ADHD or ADD, but she may very well be bi-polar. My guess is she is bi-polar after seeing the crazy things she has done. I really hope that Lindsay will realize that this Judge really does care and wants to help her straighten out her life. In the end, the only one that can help Lindsay is Lindsay herself.

1452 days ago
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melinda    

Just so everyone knows that when a child is prescribed and takes adderall for adhd it makes them drowsy and is suppose to help them focus and not so scattered. When an adult takes this drug it does the complete opposite and acts as a type of speed. I know this how?...........my son was on it and they had to take him off after he reached a certain age and the length of time he took it.

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