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Lindsay Lohan Allegedly Relapsed At Coachella, Which Is Exactly Where You’d Expect That To Happen

Lindsay Lohan in New York City April 2014I’m no doctor, but Coachella isn’t another name for a rehab facility that Lindsay Lohan spent spent her weekend at, right? Just want to make sure I have it right, that that’s a notoriously alcohol- and drug-filled music festival in California, and not a rehabilitation center. Only because LiLo was hanging out there, and she’s kind of supposed to be on the straight-and-narrow or whatever.

Anyway, Lindsay apparently went against the advice of the people closest to her and showed up at Coachella again this year. I understand that inclination, because it’s something she does every year, but that’s exactly why it shouldn’t have happened. Part of getting yourself on the path to recovery after rehab is breaking old habits…especially ones that put you in close proximity to other people who are distinctly not breaking those habits.

Which is how we came to find ourselves in a situation where according to Radar Online, Lindsay was seen drinking a vodka soda. Sigh.

“Lindsay’s friend and family have been HOPING that she would stay sober, but they’ve been down this path before with her. She swears that she’s going to do the right thing and stay sober, then she doesn’t and she apologizes when people find out. But she doesn’t come clean to people close to her very easily.”

Which is kind of what I was getting at when I congratulated Lindsay recently for admitting on her Oprah docu-series that she’d slipped up and had a drink. It’s really hard to stumble and get back up again, but as the cliche goes, admitting it is the hardest part. But while I praised her the first time around, the fact that she placed herself in a triggering situation like Coachella makes me feel like she hasn’t learned anything from this process, and that worries me. Especially given that she’s still pretending she’s sober.

“Lindsay doesn’t have any court mandated rehab requirements coming up. And without that she would never go back and get treatment so she’s really not going to be held responsible for anything.”

Yup. That’s the scary thing. There’s no one to keep Lindsay sober now but Lindsay, and if she doesn’t start paying attention, she really is gonna miss her last chance.

“Unfortunately this story wasn’t completely shocking and really no one was surprised. Lindsay was working hard to stay sober and everyone was really proud of her. They hope she can get back on the right track.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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  • Kaitlin Reilly

    So sad if this is true. I hoped she would be committed to treatment and sobriety this time around…

  • Katie Kat

    This is not surprising to me. Anyone who watches the LL docu-series knows she is a mess. The girl sadly will likely never get it together. Her face is ruined, her career is ruined. Bottom’s up Lindsay. We know you think you’re smarter than the disease and THIS TIME will be different. Bottom’s up.

  • JLH1986

    Relapse happens. As long as she shakes it off, focuses on moving forward this doesn’t not have to be a sign of the future. But SHE has to refocus and make better decisions.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      I agree it’s possible, but not unless she admits that she’s slipped up, which she hasn’t been doing.

    • JLH1986

      My fellas slip up, but they admit it and we talk about it and they go to more meetings. The ones who hide it (until they drop dirty) or don’t tell anyone about their thoughts? they are the ones who I worry about. When clients tell me, “I smoked pot this weekend, I’m so sorry” I know they are on the right path. I really think Lindsay needs to take herself out of the public eye and focus on her sobriety. But from what I read (which may or may not be accurate) she doesn’t seem to think she really has a problem, or worse she thinks that a few months of sobriety means she can control it. They don’t.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Totally agreed.

  • Kali

    At this point, she should just embrace her drug addict personality and structure her life around indulging it without involving the world in it. Others before her have done it. Some even have lived and are living amazingly long lives.

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