Do you remember that little stint a few weeks ago involving an intoxicated Lindsay Lohan, an SUV, and possibly some cocaine? Up until late last night, you might have forgotten because the media stopped talking about it once Lohan entered rehab. . .again. Not to disappoint her adoring fans, Lohan took to the streets of Santa Monica again but this time with a blood alcohol level of at least .13 percent while possessing cocaine and chasing a woman down the road from behind the wheel of her Denali SUV.
The former star of the "Parent Trap" re-make has now been charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license and two felony charges of possession of cocaine and transport of a narcotic according to Sgt. Shane Talbot.
There is a lesson to be learned from this for anyone with a friend or loved one with serious addiction problems, be it drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or whatever. There is no amount of love that can stop this person who is close to your heart from spiraling farther out of control. You see the danger and chaos that lies ahead of them but you cannot reason with them. You see that they are destroying their bodies, transformed into a mere shell of what they were created to be but cannot reason with them. This person has to want to change. You can get so consumed in trying to fix or help this friend that they themselves become your addiction.
So what do you do when this person refuses to change? I'll tell you what I do. I keep loving them, but I keep living my own life because that's what sober Lindsay Lohan would have wanted me to do.
Posted by Chase Roper