A reformed Lohan, who will stay in Utah while doing films to avoid getting back to addiction, said that she 'hit rock bottom' and was at a juncture when she had to make a major decision.
Calling her stay in rehab, a humbling experience, she said that she was forced to look at things in a different light.
"It made me look at myself, and all of the people, places and things in my life in a different way. I was in there for substance abuse, after all," she said.
"If I wasn't worried, I'd be living in denial. Temptation is always there, but now I'll avoid it in the right way," she said.
The 21-year-old, who reconciled with her dada Michael Lohan after years of estrangement, also said that it is hurting for anyone to see their parents having a fall out.
"I wish it would stop. It hurts when two people you love argue with one another. I don't think any child wants to see their parents argue or see their family fall apart," she said.
"Unfortunately, it happens, and when it does, they should do it with as little effect on their children as possible," she added.
However, a stronger Lohan is determined to tap her talent to its maximum.
"I'm here to stay. My talent is a gift and I'm going to use it,' she said.
Lohan will be flying to LA to shoot the film Dare to Love Me', after which she will return to Utah