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Drew Barrymore opens up about being sober for the past two and a half years

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After sharing her struggles with substance abuse with singer Machine Gun Kelly, Drew Barrymore is opening up about her sobriety.

The 46-year-old actress and talk-show host appeared on Thursday’s episode of CBS Mornings on Thursday, where she got candid about her sobriety.

She also opened up about her candid interview with Machine Gun Kelly, that was originally supposed to be about his new nail polish but ended up covering his mental health and other issues.  

Sober Drew: After sharing her struggles with substance abuse with singer Machine Gun Kelly, Drew Barrymore is opening up about her sobriety

Sober Drew: After sharing her struggles with substance abuse with singer Machine Gun Kelly, Drew Barrymore is opening up about her sobriety

Candid: The 46-year-old actress and talk-show host appeared on Thursday's episode of CBS Mornings on Thursday, where she got candid about her sobriety

Candid: The 46-year-old actress and talk-show host appeared on Thursday’s episode of CBS Mornings on Thursday, where she got candid about her sobriety

During the interview the singer (real name Colson Baker) opened up about not being OK and not wanting to smile through certain things when he’s not feeling his best.

Barrymore admitted she is normally ‘private about my struggles,’ she revealed for the first time on the show that she has been sober for quite some time now.

‘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,’ she admitted.  

Interview: During the interview the singer (real name Colson Baker) opened up about not being OK and not wanting to smile through certain things when he's not feeling his best

Interview: During the interview the singer (real name Colson Baker) opened up about not being OK and not wanting to smile through certain things when he’s not feeling his best

First time: Barrymore admitted she is normally 'private about my struggles,' she revealed for the first time on the show that she has been sober for quite some time now

First time: Barrymore admitted she is normally ‘private about my struggles,’ she revealed for the first time on the show that she has been sober for quite some time now

‘It was something I realized just did not serve me and my life,’ she added, while saying that when people get ‘stuck in a pattern’ and don’t make changes, they consider themselves ‘weak.’

‘When you break that cycle, the empowerment that comes out of it that says I’m not weak, I’m actually strong, I think people are capable of big changes,’ she added.

When asked what the biggest change in the Drew that would casually drink and the Drew that is practicing sobriety, she brought up a quote: ‘Insecurity is loud, confidence is quiet.’

Not weak: 'It was something I realized just did not serve me and my life,' she added, while saying that when people get 'stuck in a pattern' and don't make changes, they consider themselves 'weak'

Not weak: ‘It was something I realized just did not serve me and my life,’ she added, while saying that when people get ‘stuck in a pattern’ and don’t make changes, they consider themselves ‘weak’

Difference: When asked what the biggest change in the Drew that would casually drink and the Drew that is practicing sobriety, she brought up a quote: 'Insecurity is loud, confidence is quiet'

Difference: When asked what the biggest change in the Drew that would casually drink and the Drew that is practicing sobriety, she brought up a quote: ‘Insecurity is loud, confidence is quiet’

‘This was something I didn’t talk to people about for years because it was this quiet, confident journey of going, I just want to figure this out and go about this with no public anything,’ she said.

She added it’s been long enough now that, ‘I’m in a lifestyle now that’s really working on a high road for my little journey, and there’s so much peace being had where there were demons.’ 

The host also added she thought there might soon be a ‘revolt against the perfection’ that is portrayed so frequently through social media.

High road: She added it's been long enough now that, 'I'm in a lifestyle now that's really working on a high road for my little journey, and there's so much peace being had where there were demons'

High road: She added it’s been long enough now that, ‘I’m in a lifestyle now that’s really working on a high road for my little journey, and there’s so much peace being had where there were demons’

Revolt: The host also added she thought there might soon be a 'revolt against the perfection' that is portrayed so frequently through social media

Revolt: The host also added she thought there might soon be a ‘revolt against the perfection’ that is portrayed so frequently through social media

‘I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a revolt against the perfection right now that we are all forced to see and feel through social media,” Drew explained.   

‘We’re in an impasse and a crux of a moment where talking about how we figure ourselves out, how we fix ourselves takes a journey and solutions. Most people do it in private,’ she said.

The Drew Barrymore Show airs daily in syndication. 

Impasse: 'We’re in an impasse and a crux of a moment where talking about how we figure ourselves out, how we fix ourselves takes a journey and solutions. Most people do it in private,' she said

Impasse: ‘We’re in an impasse and a crux of a moment where talking about how we figure ourselves out, how we fix ourselves takes a journey and solutions. Most people do it in private,’ she said



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