Drew Barrymore Opens Up On Childhood Drug Abuse
“Nothing would make me have a panic attack and seem like a bigger nightmare.”
Drew Barrymore has opened up about her history of childhood drug abuse.
Speaking on Norm Macdonald Has A Show, the actress she was asked by the host if "she missed using cocaine."
“No. Oh, God. It’s been a very long time, but no,” said Barrymore, who has spoken out previously on her past drug use which allegedly began when she was 12 years old.
“Nothing would make me have a panic attack and seem like a bigger nightmare, ” she added.
However, she clarified that she “never did hallucinogenics,” saying “that’s like a water bucket being thrown in your face but for hours.”
“I drink, I enjoy my life and get out of my own head,” Barrymore continued. “It’s not that I’m this militant person of clarity and presence but [cocaine] literally seems like my worst nightmare right now,” she said.
“You know what’s exciting? I got my shit over with at, like, 14. Like, midlife crisis, institutionalised, blacklisted, no family. Got it done. And then got into the cycle of being my own parent.”
Following her debut role in ET at seven years old, the mother of two went on to star in a number of box office hits, including Charlie's Angels and Never Been Kissed, and currently stars in Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.