One day after Lindsay Lohan voluntarily checked herself into rehab, her younger brother Michael Lohan Jr. spoke out in support of his sister in an exclusive statement to PEOPLE. In his opinion, his sister's recovery has been severely hampered by her social circle.

"People she was surrounded by – enablers, leeches, whatever you'd like to call it – made things very difficult," Lohan said. "It's quite strenuous to right your wrongs when the people around you help justify your actions. Therefore, cloudy judgment made it easy for her to neglect those trying to guide her."

"I think that in the past, her vision had been blurred," he added.

Lohan also talked about Lindsay's addiction and her renewed commitment to beating her battle with drugs. "People with addictive tendencies do not get better overnight, so that cannot be expected. However, her commitment to her current recovery is a side effect of the realization of her past mishaps," he told the magazine.