Addictions are difficult to break. Our brains are extremely powerful and once our mind s and bodies are addicted to something like drugs or alcohol, stopping is a hard to do. Even the most expensive rehabilitation centers have trouble getting addicts to quit.
As a counselor for alcohol awareness classes I can tell you that in order to stop addictive behavior you have to want to quit. Young Hollywood stars are bombarded with unimaginable wealth and an equal amount of opportunity to indulge in drugs and alcohol.
Lindsay Lohan is a poster child for “Hollywood Run Amok.” Lohan was in court again this week. The most current issue – she tested positive for alcohol while on probation.
Lohan is a Cat
Ms. Lohan must have been a feline in a past lifetime as she seems to have nine lives. The rules of her probation were straightforward – no drinking and no parties! Yet, she tested positive back on June 13th after a party in her home. She is currently serving a jail term for shoplifting and is under house arrest until June 29th.
So how could the judge not consider this a violation of her probation?
Judge Stephanie Sautner told Lohan on Thursday that she was guilty of "poor judgment" but that she did not think the actress violated her probation by testing positive for alcohol during the recent test. Sautner said it was unclear whether the actress must still refrain from drinking for her probation to remain intact and added that Lohan could not have any parties at home.
She had better be careful because her behavior and raucous parties have drawn the ire of her neighbors. While the LAPD may not have enough manpower to watch her 24-7, her angry neighbors are more than willing to “drop a dime” on her whenever she steps out of line. If it’s not the neighbors, it will be the paparazzi!
It all begs to question whether Lohan will ever recover from her addictions. Will she become a success story like Robert Downey, Jr., or a tragic story like River Phoenix?