Drew Barrymore has been candidly open about her struggles with drugs and alcohol over the years, first going to rehab when she was just 13.
In a new Los Angeles Times profile on the host of “The Drew Barrymore Show”, she explains she’s maintained various levels of sobriety over the years, but revealed that her drinking intensified after her 2016 divorce from Will Kopelman.
She received a loud wakeup call when her therapist of more than a decade told her he would no longer be able to treat her. READ MORE: David Crosby Gave Drew Barrymore A ‘Safe Place’ To Live As She Overcame Drug Addiction At Age 14 “He just said, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’” Barrymore said. “It was really about my drinking.
I said, ‘I get it. I’ve never respected you more. You see I’m not getting better. And I hope, one day, that I can earn your trust back.’” In August 2019, shortly after shooting the pilot for her daytime talk show, she quit drinking. “There’s a choice to be had in how you see your circumstances, and I refuse to be stifled as a human being because of what I lived through as a kid,” she said. “Don’t f**king cloak me in this dark s**t.Read more on etcanada.com
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