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In a candid, edgy new interview, former drug addict Courtney Love is coming clean about her abuse. In a sit-down with website The Fix (which focuses on addiction and recovery), the singer-actress is opening up about the stars she used to party with and her journey toward sobriety.
"I've been maligned as this drug freak for years, and I'm getting tired of it. That's not the way I live anymore," says Love, 46. "I try to work a good program. I don't do smack. I don't do crack anymore."
Love, who was also addicted to heroin and cocaine, admits that she most recently dabbled with the upper Adderall.
"[It was] legitimately prescribed to me by a respectable physician," she says. "But after Britney [Spears] freaked out a couple of years ago, and her toxicology report said she was taking a much lower dose than I was, I decided to get off that sh*t."
Love says she was often the go-to girl for other celebs (some she hardly knew!) who needed advice when they got caught with illicit substances.
"Lindsay Lohan called me after she was arrested," Love revealed. "I told Lindsay to just get it together and trust the judge." She added, "For some reason, Kim Stewart also called me when Paris Hilton got pulled over for her last D.U.I....I'm not even that friendly with these girls. What am I, a junkie Auntie Mame?"
"This is a girl whose life I have saved twice, once with C.P.R. and another time with C.P.R. and violence -- by which I mean I had to poke her furiously in certain places to wake her up from her coma," Love says of Osbourne.
Continuing to name names, the actress says that she was introduced to certain drugs by Andy Dick and Winona Ryder. "[Dick] handed me a pill right before the show and said, 'Courtney, take this, it's like Vicodin without the aspirin.' It f***ed me up bad. Winona Ryder slipped me a similar pill a few months earlier. I'm such an addict that I just swallowed them both, without asking what they were."
Love also joked (we hope!) that one of her lowest points was "snorting blow up Pamela Anderson's a**!"
But, even though she's desperately trying to put her drug past behind her, Love says she can still handle a little bit of mocking.
"A few months ago, at a party in Hollywood, Scarlett Johansson did a pretty spot-on imitation of me," she said of the actress, 26. "She wrapped a bandage around her boobs and tumbled down a flight of stairs with a bottle of Jack Daniels in her hands."