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Lindsay (Lohan) a meth addict, bipolar: report
TMZ.com ^ | 08/01/2010 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


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To: chae

Good for you.

Too bad Lindsay’s parents are both as crazy as she is, if not worse.


51 posted on 08/01/2010 5:06:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: OldDeckHand

Well the meth explains why she now looks 15 years older than she did a year ago.


52 posted on 08/01/2010 5:07:50 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: OldDeckHand

Methamphetamine and Adderall are similar but not chemically the same. Adderall is a dextroamphetamine salt combo. The article mentions “crystal” meth. If she’s addicted to methamphetamines, it’s not in the form of the prescription drug Adderall.

The person who leaked the information may have inadvertantly said “methamphetamine” instead of “amphethamine” and from there the author drew a conclusion of “crystal meth.”

I’ve heard her father say that she’s addicted to prescription drugs. If that’s true, it’s amphethamines and not methampethamines - unless she’s cooking crystal meth from her Adderall prescription, which I doubt because meth labs smell really, really bad and she’d have been caught by now.


53 posted on 08/01/2010 5:12:11 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: rambo316
'The bad teeth part is missing from her. "

Bad teeth are the net effect of smoking the meth, not the meth itself.

"I work with a lady who I know has some kind of problem other than being a tramp."

The mental illness that predisposed her to the meth abuse, is probably responsible for the "trampiness" as well.

54 posted on 08/01/2010 5:13:53 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Exactly, and she has three young daughters. It is very sad.


55 posted on 08/01/2010 5:17:45 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: OldDeckHand

Exactly, and she has three young daughters. It is very sad.


56 posted on 08/01/2010 5:17:53 PM PDT by rambo316
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To: BuckeyeTexan
"Methamphetamine and Adderall are similar but not chemically the same."

Yes, another poster pointed that out. They differ pharmacologically (although there is some similarity), but have very similar physiological and pscho-physiological effects.

When I read it, I knew that they weren't talking about smoking crystal meth, but clearly many people thought - understandably - that is what the report was alleging. I wish I would have made the distinction in my original post so not to mislead people. Hate to give the Lindsder more problems than she actually has.

57 posted on 08/01/2010 5:19:50 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

The article actually says “crystal meth” which is what confused me. I think crystal meth must be smoked or injected. Her teeth would be rotten or she’d have track marks up and down her arms.

Also methamphethamine is illegal, I believe. Amphethamines are controlled but legal. The reference in the article is what is confusing rather than your comment about the similar nature of the chemicals.


58 posted on 08/01/2010 5:33:32 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: yarddog

Usually devout Christians don’t need those kind of meds....flame away.


59 posted on 08/01/2010 6:14:17 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Nothing mysterious about the high incidence of bi-polar phenomena in the Hollywood community.

One day stars are worshipped as gods...the next they encounter weakness in themselves and realize they are just human. Very few WOULDN'T experience mood swings.

In fact, a society ruled by secular humanism will, of course, be a society where bi-polarism is everywhere. Society teaches we are all-powerful, but our nature tells us we are not.

Atheist Russia had all kinds of "mental institutions". As socialism creeps forward in the US, we have our share of mind drugs and treatments as well.

60 posted on 08/01/2010 6:20:49 PM PDT by what's up
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To: OldDeckHand
I think there is a nexus between some drug use (meth especially) and bipolar disorder,...

I am not the expert you were looking for but I wonder the same thing. Bi-polar disorder is not a disease that can be positively tested for it is a cluster of psychological symptoms. There is no doubt that drugs like cocaine, methamphetamine and even alcohol can bring on psychological issues by altering brain chemistry as well as exacerbate existing problems.

61 posted on 08/01/2010 6:26:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: Ann Archy

This particular girl was one of those Christians who I simply can’t understand. In some ways she was a far better Christian than me but she would then do things which I just could not believe. Part of her problem was she was just too popular for her own good. You probably know the type, prom queen, cheerleader, voted most or best for several things and at a large high school.

She would witness to most people she met and even worked as a missionary for nearly a year. It was clear to me that her Christianity was sincere yet at times I would catch her doing things that Christians just should not do. For instance smoking. I don’t think she was involved with illegal drugs but she was living a pretty loose life in ways.

In some ways one of the best people I have ever known and in others not a nice person at all. I really do think her mental problems were the cause. Then again maybe her actions are what caused her Bi-polar. I simply don’t know.


62 posted on 08/01/2010 6:28:52 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: All

It’s easy to pile on and attack her, but she is mentally ill and needs help before she ends up dead.

There are opiate replacement meds like Suboxone and Methadone that work well, and Bi-Polar meds that are somewhat effective, but the Meth is going to be a big problem getting off of.

She is/was obviously self-medicating to deal with all the crazy stuff going on inside of her head.

People don’t stuff themselves with all kinds of drugs and booze for no reason.

She needs prayers and medical help, not criticism.


63 posted on 08/01/2010 6:50:18 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: chae; OldDeckHand
Methylphenidate

Methylphenidate belongs to the piperidine class of compounds and increases the levels of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain through reuptake inhibition of the monoamine transporters. MPH possesses structural similarities to amphetamine, but its pharmacological effects are even more closely related to those of cocaine, although it is less potent with less potential for addiction.

Rxs of psychotropic medications for children under the age of 16 increased 800% between 1990 and 2000. I don't know what the increase/decrease has been since 2000 but I am not optimistic about what it would be.

FWIW, chae, the descending spiral of prescriptions you describe is almost exactly the chain of events that happened to a close friend of mine. An adult woman. Before that whole episode of her life was stopped she was prescribed and using about eight psychotropics and at least twelve strong medicines for physical problems including the lovely Warfarin anti-coagulant. For all practical purposes she was mentally a vegetable for eight years of her life. But she just wouldn't hear from her husband or anybody else that the doctors might not have her best interests in mind.

64 posted on 08/01/2010 6:50:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: calex59

A doctor of my acquaintance telle me this : A meth addiction is a death sentence.The drug changes the very chemistry of the brain. There is no”recovery” the addict will return to it until he destroys himself.


65 posted on 08/02/2010 2:53:45 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: The Comedian

‘That being said, I’d hit it.’

You had better hurry with this one, or you’ll be committing necrophilia.


66 posted on 08/02/2010 4:01:22 AM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Good night. I expect more respect tomorrow - Danny H (RIP))
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To: Richard Kimball
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67 posted on 08/02/2010 8:36:56 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: MattinNJ
Maybe it's me, but I think this makes her so much hotter.

There's a certain degree of danger that makes the drug addled and insane more exciting.

I once had a fling with the neighborhood heroin whore, and when she showed up on my front lawn dressed only in curtains, wielding a chef's knife, whirling like a dervish, screaming that I had to come home to "our children", it was a definite rush.

I'm not sure my wife and real children would concur, but as they say "your mileage may vary".

68 posted on 08/02/2010 8:41:53 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: OldDeckHand
"...a mental disorder that causes wild mood swings when she goes into rehab..."

It's called withdrawals.

69 posted on 08/02/2010 8:42:08 AM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Meth is hard.” - Hollywood Barbie


70 posted on 08/02/2010 11:34:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Well, the meth addiction explains why she went from a drop-dead gorgeous red-head to a dirty blond skank.

I wonder if it was the meth that turned her lesbo?

71 posted on 08/02/2010 11:38:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Owl_Eagle

That’s one horrific image.. YIKEs>>!!!


72 posted on 08/02/2010 11:39:04 AM PDT by Broker (Psalm 109)
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To: what's up

People are born with Bi-Polar disorder.


73 posted on 08/20/2010 10:48:10 PM PDT by Borges
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