“I’m gonna say something for the first time in a long time
— I have not had a drink of alcohol in two-and-a-half years
,” sy told the hosts of “CBS vanoggend
.” “It was something that I realized just did not serve me and my life.
Barrymore said she hadn’t widely shared that she’d stopped drinking because “it was this quiet, confident journey” that she wanted to keep private.
“Now it’s been long enough where I’m in a lifestyle that I know is really working on a high road for my little journey, and there’s so much peace finally being had where there were demons,” sy het gese.
Barrymore was appearing on the program because of another interview she’d conducted on her self-titled talk show
. One of her guests
, Machine Gun Kelly
, admitted onstage to Barrymore that he’d been struggling with his mental health
Instead of reverting to the questions she’d planned
, Barrymore listened and discussed her own mental health challenges while Kelly
(whose real name is Colson Baker
) gave her a manicure
. She shared that she visited a facility in Utah to
“change her life
” after her divorce
(she split from Will Kopelman in
“We had a very different show planned with him,” het sy gesê “CBS This Morning.” “I just pivoted and went, ‘you’re in the right place. Let’s break this down.'”
Die aktrise, who shot to fame as a 6-year-old in “E.T.” and has appeared in more than 50 flieks, said that by sharing her intimate journey, “I breathe a sigh of relief.”
“We’re not doing this for public attention … I would like to move forward in a more honest fashion that is more conducive to my mental peace,” she told co-host Gayle King.
Barrymore’s opened up before about her struggles with substance use
, selfs penning a memoir as a teenager to recount her experiences
. As a child actor
, she became addicted to cocaine
, wat sy gesê het got her blacklisted in Hollywood
op die ouderdom van 12.
She was placed in rehab and mental institutions
, but after a suicide attempt at
14 and some more rehabilitation
, she sought
— and was granted
— legal emancipation from her mother
“Maybe people think
, soos, I figured out so many problems when I was young
, because it was so hard then
,” sy gesê
op CBS. “We continue to confront things with each decade of our life that almost surpasses what we thought we had seen
. I’m interested in that conversation
— we don’t fix it
, move on and it never breaks again
. We are on that roller coaster.