Dr. Drew & Lindsay Lohan Make Nice With Dueling Tweets

In April 2010 Lindsay Lohan’s life was spiraling out of control she was a half million dollars in debt,$23,000 behind in her rent and accusations of drug use were rampant in the press.

Dr. Drew Pinsky took to his blog saying, “If she were my daughter, I would pack her car full with illegal substances, send her on her way, call the police, and make sure she was arrested,” prescribed Dr. Drew. “I would make sure she was not allowed to get out of jail. I would then go to the judge and make sure she was ordered to a minimum of a three year sobriety program.”

After Pinksy was severely criticized in the media he took to his blog and explained:

I was at dinner with my own children some months ago and we were discussing addiction and I explained to them that as a result of my experience treating addicts, I wanted them to know that I would go to any lengths to combat this disease should one of them ever fall victim. I reminded them that I spend my days trying to resurrect lives that have been devastated by this disease, devastation that might have been avoided had someone been sufficiently clear to have gone to the mat for this patient when they were younger and earlier in their disease. Family members have to be willing to go to any lengths and unfortunately this often means bringing about circumstances that restrict that individual’s freedom. As the parent of an addict you must be prepared to bring consequences to bear. I am talking about painful interventions that save lives.

I am not naïve about the treatment of addiction and I know well that some times any and all interventions are in vain. There are those professional who would argue that abstinence based interventions are unrealistic for severe addicts and physicians should pursue replacement or so called harm reduction therapies. But when I was asked as a father, if I were in Michael Lohan’s position, what would I do to help my daughter, I am clear that I would go to any lengths to get her to and retain her in treatment. Bringing legal consequences to bear is often the only alternative. It would kill me but I would do it. Perhaps I surrendered my equanimity to a flight of journalistic excess by even suggesting that he plant drugs. But if I was in his position and I knew she was addicted (which I personally do not) and all else had failed, I suspect I would contemplate even this as a last resort.


Lindsay responded to the unsolicited  advice with several tweets slamming Dr. Drew dismissing his advice with, “I’m fine”.  Lindsay went on to say,””He’s a quack and a sell-out… “He’s such a loser,” she said. “He’s not a real doctor, he’s a celebrity doctor.”Please tell him to stop!”

Yesterday as Lindsay was arraigned in Los Angeles court on felony grand theft charges for the alleged theft of a $2500 necklace from a Venice Beach jewelry store, Dr. Drew took to his twitter account and sent Lindsay a message of support. Lindsay responded with a peace-offering thanking Dr. Drew for his support.

Now all is well in the world!


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