Lindsay Lohan's Heath drugs
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 February 2008
Lindsay Lohan is taking the same drugs Heath Ledger was using when he died, says her father.
Michael Lohan claims the 21-year-old beauty has been prescribed many of the same drugs tragic star Heath was taking when he died of an accidental drugs overdose in his New York apartment last month.
He said: "Even before Heath's death, I told Lindsay that I'm very concerned about the pills she's taking. Doctors had Lindsay on Oxycontin when she broke her wrist.
"They also had her on Adderall for her Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Xanax for depression and anxiety and Ambien for insomnia."
Michael - who visited Lindsay when she sought treatment for her drug addictions in Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab clinic last year - is worried about doctors' readiness to prescribe medication for troubled young people.
He added to In Touch Weekly magazine: "I'm not only fearful for Lindsay, but for all the other kids out there. Most of these young people shouldn't be on some of these medications - instead, they should get spiritual guidance, counselling and exercise.
"These new drugs get into their bones and bloodstreams and they have to detox to get off them or they can have seizures or possibly die."
Lindsay - who is rumoured to have dated Heath - has spoken out about the 27-year-old's sudden death, insisting she would never follow in his footsteps.
She said: "It's so tragic what just recently happened to Heath. He is a prime example of what this industry can do to someone. But I sure as hell wouldn't let it happen to me."
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