Skip to comments.Lindsay (Lohan) a meth addict, bipolar: report
Posted on 08/01/2010 3:53:22 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
Hard-partying "Mean Girls" star Lindsay Lohan will be treated for methamphetamine addiction and a mental disorder that causes wild mood swings when she goes into rehab, the gossip website TMZ.com reported today.
Lohan, 24, will be treated for meth addiction and bipolar disorder during her 90 days of court-ordered rehab following her release from jail this week -- which could happen as soon as today, her lawyer said.
The site also quoted a person familiar with the case as saying methamphetamine -- a highly-addictive stimulant also known as crystal meth -- and opiates are Lohan's "drugs of choice." Opiates are a derivative of opium and are generally downers.
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Plus, the silly twit can retire off the taxpayers, courtesy of the idiot that leaked her private medical files.
My Nephew was a meth addict and it screwed him up mentally. He tried to quit but eventually committed suicide at the age of 26. What a waste of a life.
I really don’t think she is into meth
I believe the "meth" addiction for her comes in the form of her prescription Adderal, which is a brand name drug that combines (primarily) amphetamine and dextroamphetamine to treat ADHD.
I don’t think she is a meth addict either. She appears to have a problem with prescription drugs.
She’s a celebrity. This isn’t news. It’s normal.
It just makes you more of who you are underneath.
That being said, most people are crap underneath.
Used to hang out in a biker strip bar with some of my biker buddies. Most of the women were missing teeth. It was years later I learned that it was the speed, not being punched by their old men.
Probably not. HIPAA does not extend to criminal files. In most jurisdictions, it is entirely up to the discretion of the Court what remains under seal, and what does not. Remember, the case is called "The People of the State of California v. Lindsay Lohan". The same expectation of privacy doesn't apply as it might in a purely clinical hospital setting.
What's new? I thought all women do. That they were allowed.
Right, one of the prescriptions she is known to be on because of previous court filings, is Adderal - which is brand name for methamphetamine.
When people "cook" meth at home using over the counter cold medications, they are making methamphetamine. Chemically, they are virtually identical - or so closely mirror each other chemically, that they have the same psycho-stimulative effect.
While I realize that mental illness is series (experienced it in my family) it seems to me the bipolar diagnosis is a bit overused. It seems that the mood swings caused by meth use accounts for it.
What I have seen it gives people the sense that they have an excuse for throwing temper tantrums whenever they like.
If she is a meth addict (and I truly hope she is not) she is going to get very ugly very fast.
We didn't know much about meth in the late 80’s.
I don't know where he is now, (probably back in prison) but I wouldn't care if he were dead in a ditch for what he did to my parents for so many years.
Bi-Polar seems to be more common in girls. I am not sure why. I knew an 18 year old who suffered from it. She was really sweet natured but her boyfriend once told me she could turn mean and it would totally come out of the blue. I remember she had a prescription for Xanax which I guess is prescribed for that.
She was a devout Christian but I knew she was going to have problems. Sure enough she is now 36 and has had a pretty messed up life.
I'm not a mental health professional, but I am an attorney. And any attorney who has some experience practicing criminal law, builds up at least a little subject-matter knowledge on the drug/crazy connection. If there are some therapists reading this, perhaps they add some actual expertise, but....
I think there is a nexus between some drug use (meth especially) and bipolar disorder, and that connection goes both ways - sometimes the bipolar disorder is the rootcause of the meth addiction, and other times the meth has so damaged the neural pathways, bipolar disorder (and other mental illnesses) is the end result of the meth use. IOW, just stopping the meth use won't necessarily "cure" what's ailing the addict. The damage well indeed be permanent, and have to be managed for the remainder of the addict's life.
Yep. I would have guessed heroin addiction, with the heavy duty painkiller prescribed to her. She doesn’t appear to be in any kind of pain, physical anyway, that warrants dilauded. Maybe she took the meth to keep from nodding off on heroin. Yikes.
To start with, what they call methamphetamine could either be prescription or street crystal. As far as what they are calling opiates, they are less likely to be real opiates than synthetic opiates like Hydrocodone.
So practically speaking, what they are talking about might be as little as taking some uppers for breakfast, and downers before bed. But in her case, I doubt it.
However, she also drinks alcohol to excess, and frequently, and that changes the equation considerably.
Actually, I think Adderal/Ritalin is methylphenidate. It’s been about 6 years since I did my thesis, but otherwise you are absolutely right.
The same qualities that make a person talented in arts are now symptoms of ADD. Things such as daydreaming are now symptoms. So a kid ends up taking Adderal or Ritalin. Then the mom goes to the doctor and says “My kid is all jumpy and can’t sleep.” So the doctor prescribes the kid with meds to help the child sleep. Then the kid ends up on prozac and Xanax which are not supposed to be prescribed for kids due to their tendency to cause suicidal ideation in children, and then the kids start hearing voices telling them to hurt themselves or others because the drug cocktails they are on are messing up their poor little heads, so the kids end up on anti-psychotic meds and by the time they graduate, you’ve got a messed up little person whose only coping skill is to self-medicate with whatever they can get their hands on because they’ve learned one thing: Take a drugs, that makes it all better”
Meth addiction is the least likely of all the drug addictions to be recovered from. Plus, studies show that meth, even one hit, can cause permanent brain damage that is never recovered from, even if the person happens to stop drugging/boozing.
This damage is particularly harmful the earlier in life the drug is taken. The brain is not fully developed until well after adolescence. Drug use of any kind during adolescence, but particularly meth, physically damages the brain AND perverts its natural development.
People who use meth often become truly insane.
Read “Beautiful Boy” for one family’s experience.
I don’t think LiLo or Brittany or any of the kids with their drug use background will ever be psychologically intact again.
Adderall is commonly prescribed as a psychostimulant treatment for children and adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Depending on dosage, the beneficial effects of stimulant medications can last several hours, allowing improved performance throughout the day. Compared to the similar medication methylphenidate (sold under the brand name Ritalin and others) studies have suggested that Adderall is slightly more potent and has a longer period of efficacy.
Adderall has a powerful effect of increasing blood pressure, it carries the same risk of sudden death, stroke, and heart attack, as does methylphenidate and other stimulants used to treat ADHD.
Adderall is a brand-name psychostimulant medication composed of racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulfate, dextroamphetamine saccharide and dextroamphetamine sulfate, which is thought to work by increasing the amount of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain.
Adderall is widely reported to increase alertness, libido, concentration and overall cognitive performance while decreasing user fatigue.
Adderall XR, a widely used drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, was pulled off the market in Canada after regulators linked the drug to 20 sudden deaths and 12 strokes. Fourteen of the deaths and two of the 12 strokes were in children.
The adverse reactions were not associated with overdose, misuse or abuse of Adderall XR, Canadian regulators said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory to alert providers to the withdrawal. But the agency also said it had evaluated the same reports as Canadian regulators and did not think the data warranted pulling the drug from the U.S. market.
AMPHETAMINES HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE. ADMINISTRATION OF AMPHETAMINES FOR PROLONGED PERIODS OF TIME MAY LEAD TO DRUG DEPENDENCE AND MUST BE AVOIDED. PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO THE POSSIBILITY OF SUBJECTS OBTAINING AMPHETAMINES FOR NONTHERAPEUTIC USE OR DISTRIBUTION TO OTHERS, AND THE DRUGS SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED OR DISPENSED SPARINGLY.
MISUSE OF AMPHETAMINE MAY CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH AND SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR ADVERSE EVENTS.
Adderall and Adderall XR are powerful blends of four amphetamines that includes Dexedrine and Benzedrine
Attention deficit disorder
In small doses amphetamines can banish tiredness and make the user feel alert and refreshed. However, the burst of energy comes at a price. A “speed crash” always follows the high and may leave the person feeling nauseous, irritable, depressed and extremely exhausted.
Common Side Effects
Loss of appetite
Difficulty falling asleep (insomnia)
Nervousness including agitation, anxiety and irritability
Less Common Side Effects
High blood pressure
Rapid pulse rate
Tolerance (constant need to raise the dose)
Feelings of suspicion and paranoia
Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not there)
Dermatoses (infected or diseased skin)
Urinary tract infection
Infection or viral infection
Elevated ALT enzyme levels in the blood (signaling liver damage)
In reference to “most people are crap underneath”, may I add a quote from Dr.Kelso on Scrubs...”Most people are bastard coated bastards with bastard filling.”
Lindsay Lohan leaving jail early to address her methy behavior
Time also flies when you’re a celebrity in an overcrowded prison, because Lindsay’s 90-day jail sentence looks likely to end as soon as August 1.
KTLA reports the actress will walk free after a mere 13 days in her Lynwood, California, pokey. And when she’s done, there’s just 24 hours for her to check into rehab for her reported addiction to — wait for it — meth!
Don’t let that apparently full set of teeth fool you. TMZ reveals that Linsday will receive treatment for her methamphetamine addiction and bipolar disorder at the Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach.
And maybe it’s time. Lindsay’s brief tenure in jail hasn’t been without its share of drama. The inmate and the prison have come under fire for reported preferential treatment, including lenient visitors’ hours, specialty food deliveries and, you know, getting to leave really early.
People who have spiraled to full-blown meth addiction have a long, hard road ahead. That stuff alters brain chemistry possibly more than any other illegal drug. Addicts may spend months in prison detoxing and thinking of nothing more than getting high the moment they're released, and many often make a beeline straight from jail to their meth dealer.
Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town is a pretty good read on the subject.
“Ms. Lohan can be released [early from jail] any time after August 1,” L.A. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore previously said, due to overcrowding issues and good behavior. But as 12:01 a.m. came and went, Lohan was still incarcerated.
And, according to her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley, who visited the 24-year-old Sunday, “She’s doing well.”
Upon release, the actress has been ordered to go directly to a rehab center, a source tells PEOPLE, reportedly Morningside Recovery in Orange County, Calif., a high-end residential facility. And while Chapman Holley tells PEOPLE Lohan’s release is “up to the sheriff,” where she heads next is not. “It’s up to the judge,” Chapman Holley says, reiterating, “I’m hoping she will have time to spend with her family before she goes to rehab. She is trying to comply with the court’s orders, but she should be able to have 24 hours at home.”
Once in rehab, Lohan won’t be free to come and go as she pleases and is expected to adhere to a strict regimen of a 7 a.m. wake-up time, chores, counseling sessions and curfew, although recreational activities like surfing, snorkeling, meditation and yoga are offered for some patients at Morningside. It’s unclear if the actress will be assigned a round-the-clock chaperone.
If the actress violates any rules, the court could be notified and the judge could potentially throw her back in jail for violating probation, legal experts say. She likely will be footing the bill for her own treatment, which is estimated to be approximately $10,000 to $15,000 a month, experts add.
Once Lohan completes her three-month stint in rehab, she’ll be subject to random drug and alcohol testing until August 2011, when her probation term ends. The actress is allowed to take certain prescription medications, however.
Yes, you're clearly right. I went to law school rather than medical school because any word containing more than 10 letters may as well be Greek to me.
I also agree about the INSANELY liberal distribution of these phycho-stimulitve drugs and it's tragic result in far too many children. There needs to be a serious national discussion about drugging our children. I'm not sure what the answer is, but we're just about to the point where the first "drug generation" is entering their mid to late 20s, and these chickens are going to start coming home to roost.
Love that show. And there's just another reason to.
Maybe it's me, but I think this makes her so much hotter.
Lindsay Lohan= Plain old Junkie
Lindsay Lohan’s former fellow inmate and “Pretty Wild” reality star Alexis Neiers said she could hear the actress break down when she was put behind bars last week.
“Crying. [Lindsay] was crying,” Neiers, who finished her 30-day jail term at the Century Regional Detention Facility, in Lynwood, Calif., for pleading no contest to burglarizing Orlando Bloom’s home, told E! Online. “I could hear her.”
According to Neiers, Lohan’s first few days in jail were the most difficult.
“I could start hearing like what was going on in there, I tried to just, really just keep to myself and the last thing I really want to hear, you know, when you’re trying to be so strong and just get through the day. I mean, the days are so long in there, you’re woken up at 5:30,” Neiers explained. “She was crying. She was talking to deputies and, you know, just trying to I couldn’t really like make it out, but from what I saw the first day, I mean, she was lying in there and just trying to like calm down.”
Really, you know
Very interesting. Thanks!
Well, the meth addiction explains why she went from a drop-dead gorgeous red-head to a dirty blond skank.
“That being said, most people are crap underneath. “
Very well put.
Maybe I'll meet a kind, considerate, attractive meth addict and marry her someday.
Women are allowed to be this way, for one it is in their makeup. Somedays you can talk to them on the phone, and they are real cheery and then they come home and it is a different woman.
See my post 33. I think this make her so much hotter. She must be awesomely crazy.
I had no idea it was that addictive. I know a clinical psychologist who says she has extremely good success rates using medical hypnosis to cure alcohol, cigarette, and drug addiction. With one exception. Meth. The hypnotic technique she uses gives the addict the sub-conscious belief that to imbibe their drug of choice (nicotine, cocaine, vodka) is actually the consumption of poison or some repulsive substance (human waste for example) that they simply could not put in their mouth or veins etc. But there usually is no substance horrible, repulsive enough to stop a meth addict from taking it. Even if they believe it is manure or arsenic, they will usually take it.
You betcha’ she’s crazy, but bipolar is not the crazy you want. You want the other crazy.
The bad teeth part is missing from her. I work with a lady who I know has some kind of problem other than being a tramp.
I had my son’s second grade teacher try to convince me that my son had ADHD and needed to be on Adderall or Ritalin, and she named those two specifically. The reason: after she assigned the math homework, he was very fidgety and talkative and disruptive. Turns out, it was because he was getting the math assignments done in under 5 minutes and she expected this 8 year old normal boy to sit quietly at his seat for 20 minutes with nothing to do. I pinned her ears back on that one lickety-split.
It is a tragic story
Self-discipline, being one of those traits that is rare amongst humanity, is unlikely to be released by a meth addiction.
That being said, I'd hit it.
Before your engagement, of course.
One of my two son's is BiPolar. There is no cure, but it can be effectively managed with therapy and the right medications.