Drew Barrymore Calls Cocaine Her 'Worst Nightmare' After Troubled Childhood

Sep. 14 2018, Published 6:43 p.m. ET

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Mother-of-two Drew Barrymore was once a notorious Hollywood hell-raiser.

But now the 43-year-old actress has reflected on those drug-filled days and her troubled childhood.

In an interview on Netflix’s Norm Macdonald Has A Show, she honestly reflected on her past life.

When the host asked her: "Didn't you miss cocaine?"

She replies: “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 I like get out of my own head."

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“It's not like I'm this militant person of clarity and presence but cocaine literally seems like my worst nightmare right now."

But she also admits that she stayed away from harder drugs during those dark times.

She added: "I've never done heroin, so I don't know what that's like — 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 s**t. Again, I'd be like, ah!"

“I will not drink my drink at a bar if it has not been in my, like, vision, or, like, the side cornea."

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Barrymore was in rehab twice by the time she was only 13 years old and had a bizarre relationship with her mom Jade Barrymore.

And she firmly believes that being a star at an early age was totally wrong for her.

"It really is a recipe for disaster," she said of child stardom.

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"But you know what's exciting? I got my s**t over with by like, 14 — like, midlife crisis, you know, institutionalized, blacklisted, no family, like, got it done — and then got into the cycle of being my own parent."

The Charlie’s Angels star confessed that she and her mom were more like "best friends" than a traditional mother and daughter.

She revealed: “I had a mom, but she was more like a best friend."

“She was like, 'Do you want to go to school and get bullied all day or do you want to go to Studio 54?' And I'm like, 'Yes, absolutely!’

“I don't want to spend the day with these little f--kers who are just awful.' Kids are so mean.”

Sadly, this resulted in Barrymore not growing up around kids her own age during those years.

"I really wasn't raised around kids and I didn't have grandparents, so young people and old people, I was very weird around," she explained.

"I didn't know what bracket of age I belonged in, but I was much happier at the clubs."

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