Mischa Barton's friends are still worried about the troubled actress.
Just days out of the hospital, instead of resting and seeking follow-up treatment for her substance abuse, the actress is planning to start working on her new CW show, The Beautiful Life, in New York.
Ironically, Barton is set to play the role of "Sonja Stone," a pill-popping runway model who battles addiction.
Mushy's friends think that she needs serious treatment over a long period of time rather than rushing into work without focusing on herself.
"She needs to be very cautious — she's at a very big risk. I think personally it's a bad idea to go back this quickly, given her past history with substance abuse," says a friend of Barton.
Principal photography on the show is slated to began on Friday. Hopefully Mischa gets the opportunity to take care of herself while she's working. Addiction is no joke!
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