Lindsay will have a lifelong struggle with addiction: Mother

Updated: Feb 20, 2011, 09:16 AM IST

New York: After years of denial, troubled star Lindsay Lohan`s mother Dina has conceded that her daughter faces a life long battle against addiction.

Dina, 48, has finally admitted to her daughter`s battle and said she believes that Lindsay has made progress but has a long way to go.

"I believe [that Lindsay doesn`t drink anymore], and I think it`s going to be a lifelong struggle with addiction. But I think she`s going to be OK," Dina said on ABC`s Good Morning America show.

Adding to her woes, post her rehab stint, the `Mean Girls` star was also charged with felony grand theft for allegedly stealing a USD 2,500 necklace from a jewellery store in Venice Beach, California.

"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," Dina added.

Dina insisted that her daughter forgot to return the piece after trying while the 24-year-old star maintained that it was all a big misunderstanding.