The actress and talk show host got candid about her sobriety. She said that eliminating alc?h?l from her life has been “liberating.”
In her “Take Care of Yourself” essay, the 47-year-old, who got sober in 2019, wrote about self-care and putting wellness first.
Barrymore said it has allowed her “to finally become free of the torture of guilt and dysfunction.”
Barrymore first revealed in December 2021 that she had been sober for 2 1/2 years following her divorce from Will Kopelman, with whom she shares daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, 8.
On her eponymous talk show around the same time, she revealed that she went to a Utah treatment facility around the time of the 2016 split to “change my life. I wasn’t doing very well and I just wanted to go talk to some people on how to pull myself out of a hole.”
Also around that time, she quietly stopped making her Barrymore Wines.
Barrymore’s sober journey has played out over decades — from a famed child star until today. As a kid, the little girl the world fell in love with as Gertie would go out partying with her mother, Jaid Barrymore. In 1989, a then-14-year-old Barrymore how she had her first drink at 9, sm?k?d pot at 10 and starte?d using c?cain? at 12. By 13, she had twic? gone to drug r?habilitation tr?atment. She detailed her struggl?s, including r?lapsing, in her book Little Girl Lost, which came out the next year.
We’ve since learned she was f?rced into a psychiatric facility by her mother for 18 months to get ??ber. After she found her footing making movies again, she later began drinking socially to “get out of my own head,”.
Barrymore has become the queen of all media these days. In addition to her TV show and magazine, she has a podcast, Drew’s News, where she waxes on various topics.