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Amanda Bynes Celebrates Sobriety With Return to Social Media

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By Nic Morales

The former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes took to social media on Sunday to celebrate her sobriety and reunite with fans on Instagram following a hiatus. On February 20th, Bynes posts a video explaining her life. She celebrates an official year of sobriety. She shared that this milestone was achieved with the help of her loving fiancé. In a video posted to Instagram, Bynes says,

"Hey everyone, this is Paul, my fiancé. I'm so lucky. As you can see, he’s drop-dead gorgeous. And, he’s also the best person on the face of the earth."

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"I just wanted to post a video to say sorry to everybody who I called ugly on Twitter," the actress apologizes. "I was feeling so ugly at the time and it was really hard for me to express myself at the time because I was so drugged out."

"And, now I've remained sober for over a year – same with Paul – and I just want to let you know that I love you guys and I’m so happy now. I feel like I got what's mine and that is Paul." Bynes added.

Amanda Bynes in red dress.
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Bynes doesn't talk much anymore about her struggle with sobriety, but she thought this post was necessary. After leaving the spotlight for many years, Bynes shared some delicate information about the struggle during an interview with Paper Magazine.

Bynes admits to trying marijuana at the young age of 16, then moved on to more harsh drugs. "Later on it progressed to doing molly and ecstasy," she divulged. "[I tried] cocaine three times but I never got high from cocaine. I never liked it. It was never my drug of choice."

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"I definitely abused Adderall," Bynes admits. She remembers "reading an article in a magazine that [called Adderall] 'the new skinny pill' and they were talking about how women were taking it to stay thin. I was like, 'Well, I have to get my hands on that.'"

Bynes also admits to being able to obtain the prescription medication by going "to a psychiatrist and faking the symptoms of ADD." And Bynes is certain her behavior while filming movies was severely bothered by the use of this illicit drug.

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"When I was doing Hall Pass, I remember being in the trailer and I used to chew the Adderall tablets because I thought they made me [more] high [that way]," and adds, "I remember chewing on a bunch of them and literally being scatterbrained and not being able to focus on my lines or memorize them for that matter."

Regardless of whether the past actions of this star were impacted by her drug use, she seems to be flourishing today, a good sign.

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