DREW BARRYMORE TALKS ABOUT HER COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIPS WITH DRUGS
- February 20, 2019
Needless to say, Drew Barrymore is one woman who fulfilled the dreams of any young girl. At the young age of 8, the actress was cast in her breakout role as Elliot’s sister in E.T. The Extraterrestrial and continued to gain fame with her follow-up role in Firestarter. From there, Barrymore has continued to star in a variety of films including the horror classic Scream (1996) and the comedy The Wedding Singer (1998) and even earned a Golden Globe for a role in the acclaimed Grey Gardens. However, at a young age, Barrymore’s Hollywood life quickly took a downward spiral, as the actress started to experiment with drugs and took part in wild parties. Let’s see what she had to say about her complicated relationship with drugs.
Wild Child at Heart
In a recent interview with Norm MacDonald on his show Norm MacDonald Had a Farm, Drew Barrymore talks about how being a child star is far from being awesome. Although she has been clean for some time now, the actress recounts a time when her Hollywood lifestyle took a dark turn. Around the time she filmed Firestarter, Barrymore had already started experimenting with drugs and was known for her racy, wild behavior. As she explains, becoming famous at a young age is a chaotic mixture rigged to explode, although she is grateful she got her life on track in her teens.
Not Looking Back
In response to a question about nostalgic feelings for that time, Barrymore says she feels no connection to her wild child days whatsoever. She says that the very thought of taking cocaine (one of her former drugs of choice) again is enough to make her panic. However, Barrymore added that she never experimented with other substances like heroin or hallucinogens. She has described herself as a feel-good person who likes to be on top of the world. Clearly, after all her struggles, she has found that spot.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
Throughout the decades, many famous people have suffered from severe (and particularly dangerous) cases of drug abuse or addiction, sometimes leading to uncomfortably dangerous situations that are plastered across social media and the press. All it takes to fall off the wagon and become sick is to take that first sniff, snort, injection, or shot before you are rolling downhill into insanity. Still, you can always push the train back up, but it will be a difficult hike. However, with the right mixture of perseverance and determination, you can easily get back on track and be happy once more.
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