She’s been through so much. Amanda Bynes is currently staying in a “sober living” group home after relapsing, Us Weekly reported. Amanda, 33, left treatment for addiction in June, a source revealed, and “is currently living at a sober living facility. It’s truly just one day at a time for Amanda.” Radar Online previously reported on March 1 that she had checked into rehab, a surprising move as she had been sober and stable for three years by that point.
In November, the actress opened up about her past drug abuse in an interview with Paper Magazine. She said she began smoking marijuana when she was 16 which “progressed to doing molly and ecstasy.” She also tried cocaine but claimed she “never got high” from it. “I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice,” Amanda said. Before long, she had taken a liking to Adderall around the time she was filming the movie Hairspray. She revealed that she remembered “reading an article in a magazine that [called Adderall] ‘the new skinny pill’ and they were talking about how women were taking it to stay thin.”
Amanda’s legal representation said the decision to check into rehab in the first place earlier this year was actually Amanda’s idea. “It was her decision and her choice to address the situation [and] seek treatment, which I think is an incredibly mature way of handling this type of thing,” her lawyer, Tamar Arminak, revealed to Access in April. “I will tell you she’s doing remarkably well under the circumstances. This time around she realized herself after the recent Paper Magazine interview and spread that she really wasn’t feeling like herself all of a sudden and that she wanted to address that.” Good for her.
The former All That star has had a lot going on the past few months, and it shouldn’t come as a huge shock if something like living in a sober facility helps her stay stable. For starters, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising school in Los Angeles after five years on June 24, which is quite the accomplishment. In less exciting news for her but a very exciting update for her fans, the actress also joined Instagram on September 10. We continue to wish her the best as she works on staying healthy and happy.
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