Drew Barrymore opened up about her childhood drug use in a new interview on Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show.”
Drew Barrymore is opening up about her childhood drug abuse.
On Friday, Netflix’s “Norm Macdonald Has a Show” aired an episode with Barrymore, 43, and according to People magazine during her interview, she was asked by the host, Norm Macdonald as she missed cocaine.
“No. Oh, God. It has been a very long time, but no,” said Barrymore, who has previously spoken about her addiction, which, according to outlet started when the actress was 12 years old.
She added: “Nothing would give me a panic attack and seem to be a greater nightmare.”
Barrymore also went on to say that they ” never did hallucinogens,” stating “that is like a bucket of water thrown in your face, but for the hours.”
“I drink, I enjoy my life and go out of my own head,” Barrymore continued. “It’s not that I’m this militant person of the clarity and the presence of [cocaine] literally seems like my worst nightmare.”
At the age of 7, Barrymore rose to fame after her breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg’s 1982 film “E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”
Looking back on her time as a child star, Barrymore said that it “as a recipe for disaster.”
“You know what’s exciting? I have my s–t over with, like, 14,” Barrymore admitted. “Like, midlife crisis, institutionalized, the black list, not family. ‘ve done it. And then got into the cycle of my own parents.”
Despite her difficult past, Barrymore has gone on to star in a handful of films, including “Never Been Kissed” and “Charlie’s Angels.” Along with her acting career, Barrymore has two daughters—Olive, 5, and Frankie, 4—with her ex-husband Will Kopelman.