Lindsay Lohan's ongoing battle with addiction

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has managed to get herself into more hot water with the law these last few months, having spent more time behind bars, once for violating her probation, and another for failing a drugs test.

Just as things were beginning to look up and having just finished a stint in rehab courtesy of Betty Ford the fresh-out-of-jail star now has a cumbersome felony for grand theft hanging pendulously over her head.

During an interview with ABC News, the 24-year-old’s mother defended her troubled daughter.“I think it’s gonna be a lifelong struggle with addiction. But I think she’s gonna be okay,” she told Chris Cuomo. “She’s a young girl struggling. You know, she’s not perfect…She’s learning as she goes, but she’s learning under a microscope, so I can’t even imagine how that is.”

Dina Lohan believes her daughter’s downfall began in 2004 when she moved to LA at the age of 18. “I knew early on, I just didn’t tell anyone about it. It was a personal situation,” she explained. “You know, you have to be ready as an individual. It’s not just gonna happen. You have to hit your own bottom.”

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