Dina Lohan: Lindsay Will Have a 'Lifelong Struggle with Addiction'
|Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 109-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Getty Images)|
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In an interview with ABC News today, Dina said: “I believe that Lindsay doesn't drink anymore, and I think it's gonna be a lifelong struggle with addiction. But I think she's gonna be OK. She's a young girl struggling. You know, she's not perfect ... She's learning as she goes, but she's learning under a microscope, so I can't even imagine how that is.”
The 48-year-old TV personality realized Lindsay, 24, was going off the rails when she was just 18 and says her problems began when she moved to Los Angeles in 2004 and got involved with a hard-partying crowd.
She added: “I knew early on, I just didn't tell anyone about it. It was a personal situation … But I never thought it would be like this – that the media would be so crazy. I really never thought it would get to this level. It's been really hard on my family, harder than anything."
Lindsay is currently battling a felony grand theft charge after being accused of stealing a $2,500 necklace from Kamofie & Company.