Lisa McLoughlin Mon, 21 November 2022
Drew Barrymore has revealed that giving up alcohol three-and-half years ago has allowed her “to finally become free of the torture of guilt”.
The Charlie’s Angels actor wrote about her sobriety journey in an essay published in the December issue of her magazine, Drew.
In the piece, the 47-year-old described her detachment from alcohol as “one of the most liberating things in my journey of life” and encouraged readers to put themselves first.
She penned: “One of the bravest things you can do is slay those dragons and finally change an awful cycle in which you’ve found yourself stuck. For me, it was to stop drinking.”
Barrymore further admitted that giving up alcohol has allowed her “to finally become free of the torture of guilt and dysfunction”.
The Never Been Kissed star first revealed last December that she had been sober for more than two years, following her divorce from Will Kopelman, with whom she shares daughters Olive, 10, and Frankie, eight.
At the time, the actor opened up about her sobriety during an interview on CBS Mornings, telling hosts that “alcohol did not serve her”. The Hollywood star added: “I would like to move forward in a more honest fashion that is more conducive to my mental peace."
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