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Cameron Diaz has spoken out about BFF Drew Barrymore’s struggles with alcohol, and says she had an ‘absolute faith’ in the latter


Cameron Diaz has opened up about how hard it was to watch her close friend Drew Barrymore suffer from alcohol addiction.

After her divorce from Will Kopelman in 2016, Barrymore sought relief and an escape from alcohol. She opened up about the same thing in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, which came out on Sunday.

Aside from her, Diaz also spoke to the publication, sharing her feelings about watching Drew go through this difficult time.

Cameron Diaz says she believes in Drew Barrymore

Speaking of Drew Barrymore, Diaz told the publication that she knew that if they all stuck with Barrymore and gave her their support, she would work through her issues and find her way. Diaz said she had “absolute confidence” in her friend.

People have no idea how hard it was for Drew when she was a child, Cameron continued, and now that she’s on the other end of the spectrum, she’s come away with the ability to save herself.

Drew Barrymore says her therapist stopped working with her

During the conversation, Drew revealed that the situation was so bad that her therapist and famed psychoanalyst Barry Michaels had stopped working with her despite their professional relationship of over a decade. She said she hopes to regain his respect one day.

Drew revealed that the turning point came when she was offered her own talk show, The Drew Barrymore Show in 2019. She recalled that she thought she wouldn’t be able to handle an offer and opportunity like that unless she was in the clear.

Drew shared that two years after her therapist quit, she reached out to him and he agreed to work with her again. She shared that she felt empowered to change and grow and that she wanted to root for herself as she did for everyone else.

Also read: Cameron Diaz returns after 8 long years, and BFF Drew Barrymore just can’t keep calm

Joanna Swanson

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