Based on a series of recent events, it appears Amanda Bynes' career aspirations and life comeback are going down in flames or up in smoke.
The 28-year-old has reportedly failed out of the Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising, according to a new report, after less than a full year there.
Amanda Bynes' DUI arrest earlier this week sparked concerns that the mentally fragile aspiring fashion designer is headed down a dark path again.
She's reportedly on Adderall and off her medication for schizophrenia and bipolarity, and worse yet, insiders say she's "smoking pot and drinking again.”
Bynes' conservatorship, under which her parents controlled her financial, legal and medical decisions after her meltdown last year, just lapsed.
They simply didn't ask the court to renew it, believing their daughter was better.
It's a decision that would've been baffling even before this week's news, given the extent of Amanda's bizarre and destructive downward spiral.
Now that she's been arrested for DUI a second time and failed out of school? Her parents' denial of her mental illness may have dire consequences.
According to a source, “Amanda just stopped going to classes. Everything had been going very well for her up until the conservatorship ended.
"Her instructors have tried to reach out to Amanda, given her history of very public breakdowns, but got no response. As a result, Amanda flunked out.”
Said the source, “It’s really sad, because Amanda had been doing so well.”
That feels like a distant memory now, even if it's been a matter of weeks.
Bynes had been commuting from her parents' house in Thousand Oaks, Calif., to the Irvine, Calif., campus, which took up to two hours each way.
But when the conservatorship ended, she moved into an Orange County apartment near the school, by herself, and things quickly went downhill.
“Amanda is smoking pot again, and drinking,” a source close to her says.
“She stopped taking her psychiatric medications. She is out of control, and having the conservatorship end is probably the worst thing in the world for her.”
“This is truly just sad. Amanda had been making such great strides."
"Several networks were in contact with her lawyers about doing an in-depth interview, and follow Amanda around New York City for Fashion Week."
"A couple of weeks ago, those talks abruptly stopped, and no one knew why. Now, it’s become very clear. She needs to get back into treatment!”
Here's hoping she does exactly that, and not a moment too soon.