Lindsay Lohan’s status of fame really rose after the mega box office hit Mean Girls. It grossed $129 million and made her widely popular in U.S. culture (Wikipedia, 2011). As a result of her popularity and our nation’s obsession with tabloids, she started to get stalked by the paparazzi. Suddenly, she began to feel the pressures of living under the public eye and the scrutiny that comes along with it. All the while, she was experiencing a lot of family turmoil at home. Dina Lohan separated from Michael Lohan in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2007. Lindsay has reported that there was a lot of mayhem in her childhood and often she would find herself in the middle of her parent’s problems because she was trying to keep the peace (Wikipedia, 2011). Throughout the years, she has continued to have a rocky relationship with her father.
In the midst of shooting movies, Lindsay also started to dabble in the music industry. She released her debut album Speak in 2004. It received mixed reviews. However, it did reach platinum status. Then she released her sophomore album in December of 2005 titled, A Little More Personal (Raw). This album was not as successful as her first (Wikipedia, 2011).
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...accepting, paparazzi stalking environment, she can get a chance to experience what life without drug dependence feels like. However, I feel this treatment plan may be hard to initiate with Lindsay because of her acting career. Nonetheless, her career has been put on hold for quite some time now, so what is another couple years?
A lot of times several approaches are combined to treat substance abuse and dependence (Comer, 2010, p. 317). Therefore, if the sociocultural approach proved not to be sufficient on its own, I would add a psychodynamic therapy which can help clients become aware of and correct the underlying needs and conflicts that led to the disorder in the first place (Comer, 2010, p. 310). I think this will help my treatment plan be more inclusive because it will address environmental influences as well as underlying individual issues.
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