Lindsay Lohan admits to using "alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances" in a new interview, RadarOnline.com has learned, and the actress says that learning from her mistakes has "probably saved her life."
"When my father was going public, that's when I hit rock bottom," she told The UK Sun of her well-documented substance abuse issues. "I abused ... too much and it wasn't the answer to my problems. People need to know that."
She talks her experiences with the drug cocaine, which she said hit very close to home, literally.
Lohan said she “was only aware of cocaine because of my dad. I was terrified of it. But I tried it because I was stubborn, stupid, and wanted to see what it was like.
“It's not something I ever want to do again,” she said. “It became uninteresting to me -- I'm hyper anyway and I have that kind of personality, so I don't need something like that."
The Mean Girls star had a cautionary message for those using drugs.
"Mind-altering substances are so dangerous," she told the paper. "If I can teach others, especially teens, by sharing my experiences, then that's what I will continue to do. I've made some dreadful mistakes but learned from them - that has probably saved my life."
Lohan, 23, said she was taking drugs to numb her pain but now, she's "in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to -- I learnt from my mistakes and I'm now healthy and happier. I never want to be close to losing everything I worked for and aspired to have my whole life.
"I've now learned my boundaries and I've been very good with cleaning house with people who I know didn't have my best intentions at heart,” Lohan said. “Partying so hard simply isn't worth it. Life is worth living and there is so much to do and experience, it's wonderful."