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Lindsay Lohan is a drug addict, needs psychological help

Actors and actresses are often idolized. News about how they lead their lives are known to almost everyone. Just like that of actress Lindsay Lohan, who was locked up again on September 24 after she was again found positive of drugs.

Reports have it that it was her third time of being put in jail for violating terms of her probation for being convicted of drug charges. She needs professional help to overcome her drug dependency.

However, it was, this time, her decision to undergo drug rehabilitation.

In her tweeter account, she said: “Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn’t go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps.”

“This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions, and I’m prepared to face the consequences,” she added.

But according to Anthony Papa, author of 15 to Life and manager of Media Relations for the Drug Policy Alliance, drug addicts or drug dependents, like Lohan, need access to an effective drug treatment program, not a “skid bid,” to help them with their drug problems.

Papa said incarceration does far more harm than good. It is no solution to drug addiction. Much more expensive than real treatment, it is a violation of the human rights and civil liberties.

What is good about what Lohan did is, she takes responsibility for her actions and thus gives herself a chance to change.

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About Danilo Tao-tuan Naraja

I am an expatriate based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia and work in the Admin and HR Division of an oil and gas company. I am an HR practitioner for more than a decade. I used to work for a Cebu-based local newspaper. I love to write human interest stories and started writing when I was still in high school.

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