Amanda Bynes has checked into a mental health facility yet again.

The 32-year-old actress and former fashion student is being treated by mental health professionals and addiction counselors for drug addiction and mental health issues, according to multiple outlets.

Bynes reportedly entered a rehab facility following a “relapse” and has been struggling since the end of last year, when she stepped back into the public eye and began pursuing work in Hollywood again.

The star, who faced a series of personal troubles in the past and sought treatment in 2014, opened up about her experimentation with drugs in a November cover story for Paper last year.


In the interview, Bynes detailed how her drug use led to the spiral, explaining she began using at 16.

“Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy,” she admitted. “[I tried] cocaine three times but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice.”

While she didn’t use cocaine, the She’s the Man actress said she regularly got high on another drug. “I definitely abused Adderall.”
 Her Adderall use led to her dropping out of the movie Hall Pass, where she recalled being “scatterbrained” from taking the pills.

But the real breaking point came after seeing herself in the Emma Stone film Easy A. Bynes recalled being so alarmed by her appearance in the film, that it convinced her to quit acting on the spot.

“I literally couldn’t stand my appearance in that movie and I didn’t like my performance. I was absolutely convinced I needed to stop acting after seeing it,” Bynes explained. “I don’t know if it was a drug-induced psychosis or what, but it affected my brain in a different way than it affects other people. It absolutely changed my perception of things.”

After retiring from acting around 2010, “I had a lot of time on my hands and I would ‘wake and bake’ and literally be stoned all day long,” she explained to the magazine. “I got really into my drug usage and it became a really dark, sad world for me.”

The actress has had several brushes with the law, including two hit and run charges in 2012 and a DUI arrest (though all three charges were ultimately dropped). She retreated from the spotlight completely and her mom Lynn was named conservator over her “person,” which includes health and medical decision-making, in 2014.

Bynes has reportedly been in the treatment facility since January.

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