I'm not an addict: Lindsay Lohan

LINDSAY Lohan insists she has no addiction problems.

The 'Machete' actress - who spent 22 days of a 90-day court-ordered stint in rehab earlier this month - has denied she has a problem with dependency on alcohol or prescription medication and claims she would own up to anything wrong in her life.

Lindsay - who was forced to wear an alcohol-monitoring SCRAM bracelet as part of conditions of probation - said: "If I were the alcoholic everyone says I am, then putting a bracelet on would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I'm taking - so that says something, because I was fine.

"I've never abused prescription drugs. I have no desire to. That's not who I am. I've admitted to the things that I've done - to, you know, dabbling in certain things and trying things because I was young and curious and thought it was like, OK because other people were doing it and other people put it in front of me. And I see what happened in my life because of it."

However, the 24-year-old star admits her partying lifestyle spiralled out of control because she fell in with the wrong crowd.

In an interview conducted before her recent 13-day jail and 22-day rehab stint, she told America's Vanity Fair magazine: "So many people around me would say they cared for the wrong reasons. A lot of people were pulling from me, taking from me and not giving. I had a lot of people that were there for me for, you know, the party."

The troubled star admits it was "really scary and sad" the way she used to idolise other celebrities such as Britney Spears.

She explained: "I would look up to those girls ... the Britneys and whatever. And I would be like, I want to be like that."

The 'Mean Girls' actress also blasted her estranged father Michael Lohan - who has repeatedly claimed she is addicted to prescription drugs - and insisted he is the cause of many of her problems.

She said: "I think my biggest focus for myself is learning how to continue to get through the trauma that my father has caused in my life."

Lindsay was originally sentenced to 90 days jail and 90 days in prison as a punishment for violating the terms of probation which was set following a 2007 driving under the influence conviction.

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