Drew Barrymore on her past drug addiction: ‘My midlife crisis was at 14’
We all know Drew Barrymore and how good an actress she is. Many of us idolize her as we always see her in the limelight. But behind all of it is a painful past. She was once admitted to a rehab center for cocaine addiction. At a very early age of 14, she was already under the influence of drugs. According to her, it was all because of the pressures of being a child star. But now, she says that she will never return to such a phase of her life.
Drew is not the only one who has this kind of dark and sad past. Many people in the entertainment industry have gone through the same thing. Many of them were able to get out of it. But for sure, still, many of them are under the influence of drug and are perhaps struggling on how they can escape from it. One way if to get help from drug addiction treatment centers.
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Drew Barrymore says cocaine is her “worst nightmare right now”, after having entered rehab for addiction aged just 14.
The 43-year-old actress infamously went to rehab for addiction after succumbing to the pressures of being a child star, and whilst she said she would never return to drugs, she does admit she still likes to “drink and enjoy life”.
When asked if she misses cocaine, she said: “No. Oh god, I mean, it’s been a very long time, but no. Nothing would make me have a panic attack and seem like a bigger nightmare. I never did hallucinogenics … but I drink and I enjoy my life and get out of my own head. It’s not like I’m this militant person of clarity and presence but [cocaine] literally seems like my worst nightmare right now.
“I’ve never done heroin, so I don’t know what that’s like, but I think I liked to feel good, I’m an upper person. You know, I’m like ‘Woo hoo!’ I also didn’t want to be like, ‘Man I see sh**.’ Again, I’d be like [freaks out]. I will not drink my drink at a bar that has not been in my, like, line of vision, or, like, the side cornea.”…
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