Amanda Bynes Celebrates 14 Months of Sobriety

Amanda Bynes is prioritizing her health amid her engagement to Paul Michael.

Sunday on Instagram, the star of “She’s the Man” revealed she is 14 months sober.

While posting pictures of her and a few unidentified males, the “All That” alum added the caption, “Celebrating being sober a year and two months!”

Per “E! News,” the “What a Girl Wants” actress moved into a sober living facility last year and left around December.

While a different “E! News” insider said she met Michael at a sober living home, it is unclear exactly when and where they met.

The former child actor has been open about her struggle with substance abuse, admitting to Hollyscoop’s Diana Madison in 2017 that she has previously been “on drugs.”

The next year, she divulged to Paper magazine that she “started smoking marijuana when [she] was 16,” which then led “to doing molly and ecstasy.”

"[I tried] cocaine three times, but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice,” she added.

While telling the publication that she has “definitely abused Adderall," Bynes said her dependence on the medication led to her quitting the movie “Hall Pass.”

“When I was doing ‘Hall Pass,’ I remember being in the trailer and I used to chew the Adderall tablets because I thought they made me [more] high [that way],” she said at the time. “I remember chewing on a bunch of them and literally being scatterbrained and not being able to focus on my lines or memorize them, for that matter.”

Though Bynes is currently in therapy, she is seeking cheaper options.

With regard to how her conservatorship — extended in 2018 — relates to the cost and type of her treatment, she said in an IG video posted last Friday, “Today I want to talk about a controversial topic: my conservatorship case. I have been going to a treatment center that charges $5,200 a month. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t go to a therapist who takes my insurance for $5,000 less a month. This is why I’ve asked to see the judge next week regarding this conservatorship issue.”

Her conservatorship also prevents her from getting married unless a judge and her conservator, her mom Lynn, sign off.


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