Amanda Bynes reportedly abruptly left her sober living facility last week and now her whereabouts is unknown. The actress' concerned parents allegedly "rushed to court" to ask a judge to force their daughter to return to treatment, The Blast reported on Thursday, December 12.
Amanda, 33, check herself into treatment in January 2019 following an extended period of sobriety. After completing her program, she moved into a sober living facility to stay on the right track. However, signs of trouble surfaced in September 2019 when The Blast reported that Amanda was "not doing well" at the group home.
According to The Blast, in addition to fleeing the facility, Amanda is allegedly not complying with her court-ordered conservatorship, nor is she attending school. She was previously under close watch at the sober living home and required to participate in drug testing, curfew, and help with mental health treatment.
Amanda's mother and father reportedly tried to persuade her to return to the sober house and she refused. The Easy A star's parents are said to be fearful that someone could take advantage of their daughter in her vulnerable state. They are also reportedly worried about Amanda's finances, which she largely has control over. Lastly, they are reportedly scared that she is "backsliding" and will fall back into using drugs.
Amanda put her return to acting on hold to focus on her recovery. She managed to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in June 2019, and was reportedly planning on taking additional classes, but she has dropped out and currently does not have a job.
The former Nickelodeon star has been candid about her struggles with substance abuse. She admitted to dabbling with various drugs during a tell-all interview in Paper magazine in November 2018. She also confessed that she misused the attention deficit disorder medication Adderall.
"I started smoking marijuana when I was 16. Even though everyone thought I was the 'good girl,' I did smoke marijuana from that point on. I didn't get addicted then and I wasn't abusing it. And I wasn't going out and partying or making a fool of myself ... yet. Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy. I tried cocaine three times but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice. I definitely abused Adderall," she explained.
Amanda returned to Instagram for the first time since she created an account in September to show off her new green hair on December 4, but she has yet to share any more posts.