Lindsay Lohan has admitted that she's an alcoholic and a drug addict and is determined to get her life back on track after spending the past six years in and out of court and rehab.
"I'm an addict," Lohan confessed Aug. 18 on Oprah's Next Chapter. "It’s the definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again."
Lohan, 27, recently completed her sixth stint in rehab as a part of a plea bargain to avoid jail time stemming from a June 2012 car accident.
Since 2007, the former Disney phenom has been in and out of court for drug-related legal problems and parole violations. Lohan has been on probation since August 2007 after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving-related charges.
Lindsay has now finally confessed to Oprah Winfrey that she was addicted to alcohol and to the ADHD drug Adderall. She also admitted she had used cocaine (with alcohol) "10 to 15 times," despite never enjoying the illegal drug.
"I never felt good the next day [after I did cocaine]," she said. "It allowed me to drink more; I think that's why I did. And it was a party thing. People would have it and I would do it."
Actor Channing Tatum recently revealed he took ADHD drugs as a child but stopped taking them because they made him feel "like a zombie," but Lohan said she depended on Adderall to calm her nerves.
Lohan says her downward spiral into drugs began she was 17 or 18, shortly after she moved to Los Angeles following the runaway success of " Mean Girls." Looking back, she said making too much money too soon and having the freedom to do whatever she wanted at such a young age threw her into chaos.
"I wasted so much money," said Lindsay, who was paid $7 million for the flop "Just My Luck" when she was 20 years old. "I was living at a hotel and I had an apartment. I wasn't really being guided. No one was [there]. I didn't listen to my family."
Lohan, who says she's embarrassed by her history of drug-related legal issues, insists she's completely drug-free now. "I'm on vitamins now," said Lindsay, who credits her lawyer, Shawn Holley, for helping her toward the path to sobriety.
Lohan says she's feeling more centered and spiritual these days and no longer needs drugs or alcohol as a crutch.
"I think [I learned] how to ground myself," she said. "I don't need to go to outside things, or places, or substances to feel anything. It's all here. I feel different. I'm in a different head space."