Lindsay, who had checked out of Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah almost six months ago, revealed how the lifestyle she was leading had led her to rehab.
"I think it was just situations that I was putting myself in," she told People magazine at a photo exhibit last week at N.Y.C.'s The Atelier.
"I was putting myself in the wrong situations and I didn't have the focus in the right place," she added.
Ever since she left rehab, 21-year-old Lohan says that she's rid herself of bad influences and hangers-on.
"I did - I changed things," she insisted.
The starlet also said she keeps in touch with the friends she met at Cirque Lodge and that her family has helped keep her on track.
"My family has always been important to me, and they've always supported me," said Lohan, who reunited with her estranged dad, Michael, while in rehab.
"I'm blessed to have a really wonderful family," she said.
After having a very bad 2007, Lohan seems to have been able to get her career back on track, with the recording of a new album and the filming of the Jack Black movie 'Ye Olde Times', this spring and with Chapter 27, which costars Jared Leto, opening this month.
When asked about her views on her comeback, Lohan had a positive answer to give.
"I think this is what I love to do," she said.
"I'm just continuing to do it