Drew Barrymore talks about his ‘psychiatric ward’ experience at age 13


Actor Drew Barrymore was admitted to a psychiatric ward as a teenager when she got out of control. Recently, the actor recalled the time she spent in a padded room.

Drew’s mother, Jaid Barrymore, had him admitted to an institution at the age of 13 because she had “too many resources” and his behavior was getting out of hand.

Speaking to SiriusXM DJ Howard Stern, Drew said, “I used to laugh at people like Malibu 30 Days. Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Eyes Psychiatric. And you couldn’t mess around in there and if you did you would be thrown in a padded room or put in stretchers and tied up, ”according to a report from femalefirst.co.uk.

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Drew added, “I was going to clubs and not going to school and I would steal my mom’s car and, you know, I was out of control. So you know sometimes it was. as funny as that, and sometimes I was just like that angry that I left and got thrown in the (padded room). “

Drew, who has daughters Olive (eight) and Frankie (six) with ex-husband Will Kopelman, also said she can understand her mother’s decision to have her admitted.

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“I think after, you know, 30 years of therapy, and a lot of souls seeking and having children myself, you know, I think she created a monster. And she didn’t know what to do with the monster. She probably felt like she had nowhere to turn. I’m sure she lived with a lot of guilt for years, about the creation of the monster, but then I think she went through a lot of pain that I wouldn’t talk to her for a long time either, “she said. said.

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The actress got sober as a teenager, but after her divorce in 2016, she said she “definitely turned to food and drink,” despite asking loved ones for help. when she realized that she was “slowly dying inside”.



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