Former child star Drew Barrymore discovered alcohol at nine, smoked cannabis at ten and took cocaine at age twelve. While her early fame was difficult to deal with, it was at thirteen that the actress entered rehab. To celebrate the second season of The Drew Barrymore Show, the star visited the mental hospital where she spent time as a teenager. In tears, the actress confided, “I was a real wild child and got so out of hand that no one knew what to do with me. They drove me here in the middle of the night and took me over. those two doors and when you go through those two doors you don’t go out. And I was there for a year and a half. “

Grateful for being able to get rid of her old demons, Drew Barrymore explained, “I think it’s important for me to share with people because when they watch our show we have a really nice set and I can m ‘dress in beautiful clothes and have my hair and makeup done (…) But I will never lose sight of this part of my story and I have seen and experienced things and they have helped me to recognize in each of us as we go through things. ” Particularly moved, the actress added, “And that can’t be embarrassing. It has to be our strengths, it has to be something we can be proud of because we have overcome it and look back with honor and humor.”

Drew Barrymore: “I’m so happy”

At 46, the star feels good about himself. Happy with how far she’s come, Drew Barrymore said on her show’s set: “Life is so wonderful compared to what it was in this place. I can’t even believe I really am where I am. I am now because when I was here I didn’t see it, I thought I would be here forever. ” In tears, the star then explained, “I never thought I was going to go to a better place and I’m so happy and I don’t know if I would have had the life I have without a place. like this. So, it was important to come here today and honor it. “

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