California DUI criminal defense / counseling help
California DUI probationer Lindsay Lohan has blamed her bad behaviour on not having a father figure.
The 21-year-old star - checked into rehab for the third time last August following two driving under the influence (California DUI drunk driving) arrests and a brief stint in jail - says seeing her father sent to jail caused her a lot of emotional pain.
Lindsay, who did not speak to her dad Michael - a recovering alcoholic - for three years, said: "When I look back on this last year, it's like, what was I thinking? Not seeing my father was really hard for me, and not being with my family enough.
"I wasn't taking any time to just sit and live and breathe. I was going, going, going, and that ran me down. It was a stressor. It upset me. I didn't have a father to call, and that was a lot of the pain."
Lindsay - who was ordered to work in a mortuary after pleading no contest to misdemeanour California DUI and cocaine possession last August - now believes she has a better outlook on life following her spell at Utah's Cirque Lodge rehab.
She added to Harper's Bazaar magazine: "I've learned so much, like learning to love my life a different way. And I wasn't taking the time to feel my feelings. Being away and going to a place where I could learn about that and take the time with a clear mind to get back on the right track was nice."
Michael served two years in prison from 2005 for various probation violations following an arrest for California DUI .