DUI Arrest: Friends Fear For Amanda Bynes As Old Demons Return To Haunt Her

Amanda Bynes has had a really hard two years and after seemingly turning a corner, the actress was arrested yesterday in California for driving under the influence of a substance. According to a new report, this wasn’t just a slip up and Bynes’ friends and family fear she’s heading back down a bad path.

Amanda was pulled over on Sunday in the San Fernando Valley and according to police was arrested after failing numerous sobriety tests. The substance she was reportedly under was Adderall, TMZ are reporting, which she had a prescription for. While it’s not illegal drugs, sources have reportedly claimed she was “out of it,” when stopped.

The legal consequences of the arrest could be a massive problem for Amanda, because she’s currently on probation for reckless driving. As well as that, friends are said to be concerned that despite her progress in getting her like back on track, she’s slipping back into her old ways.

Amanda has struggled with mental illness over the last few years and was places under a LPS Hold by a court last year, after she set fire to the driveway of a neighbour’s property. She was placed in a psychiatric care facility and later a rehab center where she received treatment over a five month period, before being released last December.

Amanda Bynes was arrested on Sunday (FameFlynetuk)

According to insiders, Bynes’ parents conservatorship, which was granted last September, ended last month because they believe she’s now over her problems. The actress has also moved out of their home and is living in Orange County, TMZ reports, and has returned to smoking weed, which was one of her major problems.

Friends are said to feel like the end of the conservatorship was a big mistake and fear she’s on a slippery slope to relapsing. Her parents made a statement following the arrest admitting they didn’t know where Amanda was or what had gone down, which isn’t great news. The actress was reportedly treated for Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, however mother lynn has always maintained Amanda had “no mental illness whatsoever,” and it was an addiction to marijuana that was her issue.

If that's true then this latest development is bad news for Bynes, who had appeared to be getting back on her feet after enrolling at fashion school in LA.

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