No, no, no? After Amanda’s arrest for marijuana possession on May 23, a report claims that the actress’ parents believe that drugs are not the problem, and instead are begging Amanda to admit herself into a psychiatric hospital.
Though Amanda Bynes‘ parents have been estranged from her for some time now, they are still doing their best to guide her — especially now that she’s been arrested for marijuana possession and reckless endangerment, among other things. However, despite Amanda’s crime’s link to drugs, her parents don’t believe that rehab is the answer.
Amanda Bynes’ Parents: She Needs In-Patient Treatment
“Amanda has been clearly using drugs, yes, including marijuana, but that is just the symptom,” a family insider revealed to Radar Online. “The fact is Amanda suffers from severe mental health issues that she refuses to accept. Rick and Lynn want her to seek in-patient treatment at a psychiatric hospital so she can be properly treated.”
Rick and Lynn Bynes have been trying their hardest to help Amanda help herself, but for someone who refuses to take the first step of acceptance, it is an uphill battle.
Amanda Bynes: ‘I Don’t Do Drugs’
Even after being arrested, the 27-year-old actress showed a total inability to take responsibility. In court after the incident, Amanda told a judge that the bong she hurled from her apartment window was “just a vase,” according to TMZ.
And once she had been released on $1,000 bail, Amanda then took to Twitter on May 24 to address her arrest, and had some astonishing things to say. “I only smoke tobacco I don’t drink or do drugs. I’ve never had a bong in my life! I need to get another nose job after seeing my mugshot! :D,” she tweeted.
Amanda is deflecting the seriousness of the situation and running away from it. She clearly has some things to work out — hopefully her parents will be able to convince her to get some help, or at the very least talk to someone. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
– Andrew Gruttadaro
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