But it was his suggestion that Lohan be arrested and have the judge order her to enter a three year sobriety program which infuriated some quarters.
On his Facebook fan page, fans responded with a wave of criticism.
On Saturday, the addiction specialist took to the Huffington Post to explain: “When I was asked as a father, if I were in Michael Lohan’s position, what would I do to help my daughter, I am clear that I would go to any length to get her to and retain her in treatment. Bringing legal consequences to bear is often the only alternative.”
He added: “If I was in his position and I knew she was addicted (which I personally do not) and all else had failed, I suspect I would contemplate even this as a last resort.”
“I am not suggesting this as a routine intervention but we frequently enlist law enforcement when we have exhausted other measures,” explained Dr. Drew, who used the first season of “Sober House” as an example, when police had to be called in to take one of its residents, former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.
“I do not know Lindsay Lohan but I sincerely wish her the best… I hope one day she returns to her recovery as I believe she will one day thrive, provided that this disease does not first bring some horrible consequences down upon her.”
But Dr Drew’s latest remarks have only inflamed the on-again, off-again actress, who responded by telling Gossip Cop: “He’s such a loser… He’s not a real doctor, he’s a celebrity doctor.”