Drew Barrymore has opened up about a personal fight, revealing why she decided to keep it under wraps for so long.
Drew Barrymore revealed that she was secretly sober for two years after the star realized the alcohol “didn’t serve her”.
The famous actress went to mental health treatment and rehab for alcohol and drug addiction at the age of 13.
“I haven’t drunk alcohol for two and a half years.
“It’s something I felt didn’t serve me in my life,” she said, adding that it had been her “quiet, confident journey.”
Barrymore, 46, shared that she has been “very private” with her mental health issues, and explained: “We are at a standstill and at the root of a moment where how we understand ourselves, how we treat ourselves.” Let’s fix, talking about this. Takes a trip and solution.
“Most people do it in private.”
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She also expects something to change when it comes to how things look on social media.
Charlie’s Angel Star Said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if right now there is a rebellion against the perfection we are all forced to see and feel through social media…”
Barrymore recently shared with ET that she initially didn’t even want to talk about “my sobriety” “because I didn’t want the quiet words or the pressure of judgment”.
She told the outlet: “…it embraced changing behaviour. I wanted to live my happiest, healthiest, most confident life.
“The longer I didn’t drink, the better I loved it. I don’t think you have to go out on the terrace and tell everyone. Do it yourself.”
Barrymore became one of the most recognizable child stars in 1982, thanks to a Steven Spielberg film at Extra-terrestrial at the age of seven.
However, he Mental health treatment after six years, and also became legally free from her parents at the age of 14.
“I was a real wild kid, and I just got so out of control that nobody knew what to do with me,” Barrymore shared on her schedule back in September.
She continued: “One minute, you’re at movie premieres and clubbing and the next minute, you’re in a full-blown institution with barbed wire everywhere and you can’t get out.”
Barrymore shared with daughters Olive, 9, and Frankie, 7, Her ex-husband Will Kopelman,
The pair married in 2012 before separating in 2016.
This article originally appeared on Sun and was reproduced with permission