Speaking to Larry King, the legendary performer explained that she understood the challenges of battling drug addiction after her own struggles, but claimed that it is possible with the correct support.
Minnelli said: "I feel sad [for Lohan]. And I feel understanding. And I feel that there's another road to take.
"It doesn't have to be the way it is. I can't [regret it]. I did it. And that's accepting. And accepting is probably the biggest part of the game."
She added: "Yeah, [it was hard to beat drug addiction], but not really hard. Not when you have support and your friends in AA, and you're doing stuff you love. And that's what I'm doing."