Lindsay Lohan is defending the fact that she’s been hanging out with Vikram Chatwal, a name you might not recognize but a name that has contributed to many of Lohan’s past problems. She was spotted with him on Tuesday walking the streets of NYC. Lohan has said that hanging out with him (and possibly other bad influential friends) is a huge step to her recovery.
Chatwal is currently in recovery after having agreed to a 12 month in-patient rehab program after being convicted of drug possession. Lindsay thinks that because he is also in recovery and that because he’s been through several rehab stints that they can relate to one another and have a good influence.
The issue with this is that many addiction counselors have said that Lindsay is “playing with fire” by associating herself with these people. These are friends who are directly connected to her hold partying habits. Counselors say it’s not recommended for addicts to hang out with other addicts. Lohan has been out of rehab for 22 days now. She still has a sobriety coach but we’re hoping this last misstep doesn’t cause her to go back to where she was. We’ll keep you posted.