[Gossip] Lindsay Lohan Hanging Out With Old Friends, Endangering Her Sobriety
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.22.2013
She thinks it's actually a help...
TMZ reports that Lindsay Lohan is defending her decision to hang out with a friend who has a history with drugs, Vikram Chatwal and thinks it's a positive step for her recovery.
Lohan doesn't understand why her shopping trip with Chatwal is causing concern that she's in danger of a relapse. Chatwal was arrested for drug possession in April but didn't go to jail, being sentenced to twelve months of in-patient rehab. Lohan thinks that he is good for her because he has been in rehab several times as well and is in recovery.
Multiple drug counselors have said that she shouldn't be spending time with those who she used to party with. It's "not recommended" for recovering addicts to be around other addicts, especially so close to being released from rehab. Lohan has been out of rehab for 22 days. It's unknown when Chatwal was in rehab but his arrest was four months ago. Neither volunteered for rehab and were forced by a judge.
A counselor said: "Why hang out with someone whose commitment to sobriety isn't airtight."