Amanda is now four years sober and attending classes at FIDM to get her Associate’s of Art degree in Merchandise Product Development. She’ll have her Associates this year and plans to continue and get her Bachelor’s degree.
She credits her parents for helping her get sober and also offered some sage advice to other people out there experimenting with drugs:
“My advice to anyone who is struggling with substance abuse would be to be really careful because drugs can really take a hold of your life,” she says “Everybody is different, obviously, but for me, the mixture of marijuana and whatever other drugs and sometimes drinking really messed up my brain. It really made me a completely different person. I actually am a nice person. I would never feel, say or do any of the things that I did and said to the people I hurt on Twitter.”
She continues, “There are gateway drugs and thankfully I never did heroin or meth or anything like that but certain things that you think are harmless, they may actually affect you in a more harmful way. Be really, really careful because you could lose it all and ruin your entire life like I did.”
Now that was a doozy right? All that considered we learned a few things about Amanda BESIDES Adderall turned her life upside down, such as — she likes Post Malone, loved wearing No Fear brand growing up and deserves credit for putting the world onto Channing Tatum.
“I totally fought for Channing [to get cast in] that movie because he wasn’t famous yet. He’d just done a Mountain Dew commercial and I was like, ‘This guy’s a star — every girl will love him!’ But [the producers] were like, ‘He’s so much older than all of you!’ And I was like, ‘It doesn’t matter! Trust me!'”