Michael Skupin is ready to talk.
The ex-contestant said in a statement:
The 54-year-old explained that he's turning to religion following his arrest, adding:
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What would be the best possible option for the retired star so that something like this doesn't happen again? She seems to like her drugs, but is Amanda's substance abuse just an indicator of more serious mental health issues?
Well, that's apparently what her parents believe! Rather than have her sent off to a rehab facility, Amanda's mom and pops Lynn and Rick reportedly believe their daughter should be in a psychiatric hospital… like NOW.
"Amanda has been clearly using drugs, yes, including marijuana, but that is just the symptom. The fact is Amanda suffers from severe mental health issues that she refuses to accept. Rick and Lynn want her to seek in-patient treatment at a psychiatric hospital so she can be properly treated.
She thought there were tracking devices in smoke detectors in her family home and would place sheets over them. Amanda also hears voices. It’s so sad for her family to watch her unravel like this."
We sincerely hope Amanda gets the help she needs!
If she continues with this destructive behavior, something far more serious than getting caught smoking a joint is bound to happen.
Ch-ch-check out some pics of Amanda arriving BACK to her hotel after today's hearing (below)!
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