LiLo Tweets About Failing Her Court-Ordered Drug Test

Troubled starlet reportedly faces 30 days in jail for positive drug test results

By DANIEL MACHT
|  Saturday, Sep 18, 2010  |  Updated 9:47 AM PDT
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Lindsay Lohan has reportedly failed a drug test.

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Lindsay Lohan has admitted that she has failed a court-ordered drug test.

In a series of messages on her Twitter account late Friday, the actress confirmed what had been previously reported by other media outlets.

"Regrettably, I did in fact fail my most recent drug test and if I am asked, I am prepared to appear before judge Fox next week as a result.

"Substance abuse is a disease, which unfortunately doesn't go away over night. I am working hard to overcome it and am taking positive steps  forward every day. I am testing every single day and doing what I must do to prevent any mishaps in the future.

"This was certainly a setback for me but I am taking responsibility for my actions and I'm prepared to face the consequences.
I am so thankful for the support of my fans, loved ones and immediate family, who understand that I am trying hard, but also that I am a work in progress, just as anyone else. I am keeping my faith, and I am hopeful....Thank you all!!!

Lohan could face another month of jailtime, TMZ, People mag and the New York Daily News reported Friday, citing anonymous sources.

A L.A. District Attorney spokesperson told TMZ -- the first to report news of LiLo’s alleged failed drug test -- that her office was not “officially notified” of the test results. No court hearing has been scheduled, Sandi Gibbons said.

Earlier, Lohan had denied flunking any test. She told Usmagazine.com on Friday: "I'm fine." She also said of TMZ: "They're all nuts." Her lawyer, Ed MacPherson, had previoulsy told Us he "had no idea at this point whether or not there is any merit to this."

The 24-year-old “Mean Girls” star, who was released from rehab in August, flunked her drug test sometime last week, sources told the news outlets.

Lohan reportedly must serve 30 days in jail for a positive drug test, according the terms of her probation.

The actress served 14 days of a 90-day jail sentence over the summer for violating the terms of her probation in a 2007 DUI case.

She was similarly released early from a 90-day rehab sentence after serving 23 days at UCLA Medical Center and must undergo twice weekly random drug tests.

In addition, Lohan was also ordered to:

  • undergo psychotherapy 4 times a week.
  • have a minimum of 7 contacts per week with a mentor of some kind - not a physician.
  • attend behavioral therapy 2 times a week
  • 5 visits a week visits to 12 step programs

 

Following Lohan's exit from rehab, her lawyer, Shawn Chapman, said her client was "very serious" about her sobriety and that she had "learned her lesson."

Selected Reading: TMZ, People, Daily News

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