Insiders: Lindsay Lohan Needs To Stay Away From Paparazzi For Six Months!

Thu, December 30, 2010 9:54pm EDT by 10 Comments

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On Jan. 3 Lindsay will be released from rehab and an image expert and clinical psychologist weigh in recommendations for her next step…but will she be able to do it?

Here at HollywoodLife.com we are less concerned about our own New Year’s resolutions, and more interested in providing one for Lindsay Lohan – sobriety! Clinical psychologist and lawyer Dr. Sheila Forman, along with celebrity image expert Michael Sands, caution the 24-year-old to change her ways or else risk destroying her career for good.

“Lindsay needs to stay away from the paparazzi right now,” Sands says. “She needs to be under the radar for six months and avoid any contact with the cameras. She should not fall back into her old rut. It got her where she is…she’s the poster child for Public Enemy #1.”

Dr. Forman agrees, adding bars on to the list of things Lindsay should avoid. “It’s a slippery slope. For someone who’s newly sober, I say stay away from anything that can be a temptation. If your sobriety hasn’t really taken hold, you’re vulnerable to relapse.”

The actress is no stranger to relapse, her failed drug tests are the reasons she’s spent the last three months at the Betty Ford Clinic. Following her Jan. 3 release, the star will be due in court on February 25 for a follow-up.

“Her legal troubles are not over,” Dr. Forman cautions. “She needs to be really aware of the consequences if she breaks [her probation]. I would hope she’s lined up psychotherapy and group programs.”

“People are so sick of her and her family,” Sands assert when asked whether she’ll get Hollywood offers again. “She’s got the disease of the century. We don’t know if she’s really going to make it. Why should any person put their name next to hers right now? This latest report with the rehab technician really sends a red flag.”

Hopefully 2011 will bring the starlet the new start she so clearly needs! We’re cheering for you LiLo.

Lorena O’Neil, with reporting by Kirstin Benson