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Amanda Bynes Opens Up About Conservatorship

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Amanda Bynes is a 33-year-old former American actress. She was active through the years 1993-2010. Initially, she worked as a child star on Nickelodeon and later transitioned to movies. Her famous work includes “All that”, “The Amanda Show” and “She’s the man”.

Amanda Bynes’ addiction

Starting with weed at the age of 16, Amanda’s addiction only grew worse. She started using Adderall to get skinny. The reason she did so was that she didn’t like her appearance in the movies she was shooting. But slowly and gradually, the pills started influencing her work – from forgetting her lines to eventually walking out of the studio. Announcing her retirement from the world of acting on Twitter, she spent her days sleeping and getting high. She tried alcohol, cocaine, ecstasy, but Adderall and marijuana were the drugs of her choice.

Road to recovery

In recent years, she has been on the journey of healing herself, especially mental health-wise. Ultimately, she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. However, due to her reckless behavior in previous years, her mother was given the authority to manage her legal and financial matters. In the US, this concept is called Conservatorship, which lets a guardian take control of a person’s legal matters who is not mentally competent enough to do so.

Amanda Bynes’ got engaged to Paul Michael, whom she met at a sober facility. But, because of the rules of Conservatorship, she can’t marry him without her mother’s consent. In contrast to what Amanda says of being sober, her mother doesn’t agree. Her mother is of the view that her daughter is in no capacity to make such decisions and she needs to be in a controlled environment. The former actress took to Instagram to talk against conservatorship and says she’ll take the matter to court. 

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