Saturday, January 20, 2007

After a year of AA, Lohan enters rehab

From the celebwatch website:
Alcoholics Anonymous didn't appear to help Lindsay Lohan after all.

Amidst a non-stop schedule of partying, the "Mean Girls" actress has decided to take a break and seek help at a rehab facility, TMZ reports.

"I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health," says Lohan in a statement. "I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time."
Lohan's publicist announced last month that she had been attending AA for a year. The announcement got AA and the actress into headlines worldwide. But it didn't get her into stable sobriety.

She reportedly pulled an all-night drinking binge at the Golden Globes on Monday Jan. 15. The 20-year-old continued drinking after the awards at Prince's after-party at the Beverly Wilshire hotel until 6am on Tuesday when she was found passed out in a hotel corridor. Source.

Says another celeb site: "Her previous course of treatment obviously failed to keep the notorious party girl away from booze, as she was found passed out in a corridor of the exclusive Beverley Wilshire hotel at 6 am Tuesday morning." Source.

(The photo, from the website, shows Lohan shopping for clothes the afternoon before entering rehab.)

Lohan's choice of rehabs is Wonderland in the hills above Hollywood. Wonderland's website is a strange mix.

On the one hand, it contains depressing and ungrammatical stupidities such as "Alcoholism is where the organized history of recovery truly begins with the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob." Source. Whoever wrote this obviously never read William L. White's Slaying the Dragon, showing that the organized history of recovery "truly" begins nearly two hundred years before AA.

On the other hand, the clinical director is one Bruce Turner, described as having "advanced training and experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy." Source. So there's hope for the 20-year old actress; maybe she'll find tools that work better for her than the ones she's been taught so far.

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