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Amanda Bynes arrested for DUI

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Aw man, this post is a bummer. I was really hoping I was never going to have to report anything like this again, but here we are… Amanda Bynes has been arrested for driving under the influence, and as you’ll recall, it’s not the first time. Of course, she seemed to have come a long way since then, having been to rehab and receiving some serious psychological help. We all thought she was getting her life together, but it looks like things aren’t going as well as they seem.

From TMZ:

Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI … sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.

We’ve learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests.  She was arrested for DUI.

Adderall is a stimulant and we’re told Amanda was “out of it” when she was stopped.

Fact is … it’s no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed — it’s still operating a vehicle while impaired.  But Amanda now faces a probation violation — she’s on probation for reckless driving — and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.

The deeper problem is this … As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County.   We’re told she’s smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.

Amanda’s conservatorship ended earlier this month and we’re told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she’s better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.

Yeah, well regardless of whether or not the Adderall was prescribed, she should never be on a dosage that makes her “out of it” – it should help even her out, if it’s actually the right medication for her. So either she’s abusing the drug, which is likely given her history, or she’s mixed it with something else, which is also likely. And look, no one’s saying there’s an issue with smoking a little weed. But when you have serious psychiatric issues AND addiction issues, it’s a terrible idea. I was really rooting for her! Hopefully somehow she can be pulled together yet again – only this time she’ll stay this way. She only got her license back earlier this year, remember.

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Here’s Amanda Bynes With Her Sister

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Forgive me, but I am still fascinated by Amanda Bynes and everything she tweets now that her life is finally coming back together. She tweeted the above photo of her with her sister, Jillian, with the caption, “Me and my beautiful sister @jilly_joyce”.

It wasn’t long ago that Ms. Bynes was tearing down her family so I’m happy to see her embrace them. In the past, she’s called them all ugly, sister included. So if she’s happy now, I’m happy.

According to Us, Jillian is 31 and is very supportive of her younger sister.

Are you guys as amazed by Amanda Bynes’s transformation as I am, or are you over it?

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Amanda Bynes is allowed to drive again

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Amanda Bynes had her driver’s license revoked sometime in the last couple of years in the midst of all the trouble she was having, but things are on the upswing as she’s got it back and now she can hit the road again!

From People:

In another sign she’s on the road to recovery, Amanda Bynes is legally allowed to drive again, DMV records show.

Bynes, 28, whose license was suspended after two hit-and-run charges and a DUI arrest in 2012, was spotted driving a black BMW with her father last Sunday around Los Angeles.

Two weeks ago, Bynes’s attorney Tamar Arminak said the actress-turned-fashion-student is currently free of any medication, although she remains in outpatient treatment.

Glad to hear she’s taking another step forward, for sure. She’s off her meds, though, so let’s hope she stays on that path and keeps getting better!