Drowning in Denial
Drowning in Denial
Denial is a common thing in active addiction and recovery. When someone is actively drinking alcohol and doing drugs, they do whatever they can to protect their habit. No matter how outrageous their behavior or what trouble they find themselves in, they convince themselves and others that their substance abuse is not the reason for their problems. Everyone falls into denial, even famous people and actress Amanda Bynes is drowning in it.
It’s Not Me, It’s You!
Bynes, a former child and teen actress, has been in the limelight lately and unfortunately it hasn’t been for anything positive. She was arrested for driving under the influence and was charged for two separate hit and run incidents in 2012. Just last week, she was arrested for possession of marijuana; reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence as she allegedly threw a bong out her apartment window.
Although she has been exhibiting strange behavior and has had a string of arrests related to her substance abuse, Bynes claims that nothing is wrong with her. In a recent report, she accused police of illegally entering her apartment, wrongfully arresting her, forcefully placing her in a hospital for a psychiatric assessment and sexual harassment. She also claims that she doesn’t drink or do drugs and is allergic to the substances.
Facing the Truth
It’s difficult to admit to yourself and others that you have a problem or addiction with alcohol and drugs. Many times, people blame others for their troubles and the hardships they are going through because it’s easier for them. However, the longer they continue denying there is a problem, the deeper in trouble the get. Hopefully, Bynes will realize her troubles can’t be blamed on someone else and gets help.
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