I’m so happy for Lindsay Lohan these days. She attended a small BBQ party in Malibu with Samantha Ronson, and reportedly sipped on a non-alcoholic pineapple concoction and chatted with friends the whole night, leaving with SamRo around midnight. No reports of frequent bathroom trips or throwing glasses or fits or anything. Our little Lindsay is a changed woman, and I couldn’t be happier for her!
On a personal note (I know, I know, but a really personal note), I got a phone call tonight from a friend I hadn’t talked to in a long time. I was really surprised to see his number show up on my caller ID. He’s struggled with drug abuse for awhile, and I thought he was clean (he was the last time I spoke with him, in April, the day before Charlie died), but he called to tell me he’d been on a month-long crack run and didn’t know where to turn. He’s out of money and he has no insurance to go to a hospital to detox. His parents won’t help him out (they’ve helped him out plenty in the past, but they’re sick of it). He’s stealing food and beer from the grocery store, and dealers in Venice are shooting at him and banging up his car, because he owes them money. I really didn’t know what to tell him. I told him if he could get out to Seattle he was welcome to detox on my couch, but he has no money for a ticket, and I know better than to give a drug addict any money. If I lived in LA still, I’d go pick him up and take him to stay with me, but I can’t do that from Seattle. I suggested maybe he should go to an AA or NA meeting, or call his old sponsor, but he doesn’t want to do that, either. So I couldn’t really do anything but tell him that I love him and he means the world to me and that I would be devastated if he died — which is looking more and more likely. Just another reminder that, as much as we make fun of drug addiction on this website, it’s a very real and very serious illness that claims lives. This guy used to be one of the smartest, funniest, kindest, most gorgeous men I’d ever met — I used to have a hardcore crush on him, honestly — and he’s been reduced to pretty much nothing by his addiction. It’s so hard to watch.
So it’s nice to see Lindsay doing well, and, if you have some extra time tonight, it would be nice if ya’ll could pray for my friend.