Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up! See the beautiful, addicted starlet in handcuffs! Marvel at her intractable antics! Watch her in night clubs as she publicly defies court orders!
Ladies and gentlemen, Lindsay Lohan is not news. She is not entertainment. She is mentally ill. She has alcoholism. She is an addict. She is not weak-willed, oblivious or stupid . She is sick.
“When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance, substance dependence may be diagnosed. Compulsive and repetitive use may result in tolerance to the effect of the drug and withdrawal symptoms when use is reduced or stopped. This, along with substance abuse are considered Substance Use Disorders….” DSM-IV