Drew Barrymore Respects Her Therapist For Quitting On Her Because Of Her Drinking
Drew Barrymore is getting honest about her struggles with alcohol as she navigated life after her 2016 divorce from Will Kopelman. She told The Los Angeles Times about how her situation spiraled so much that her therapist of a decade quit. Celeb psychoanalyst Barry Michels told her ‘I can’t do this anymore,” Barrymore said, “It was really about my drinking. I said, ‘I get it. I’ve never respected you more. You see I’m not getting better. And I hope, one day, that I can earn your trust back.’ “
She said it was tough on her friends too, who gave her a “grace period” to heal. But it did eventually come down to an intervention to address her drinking. Cameron Diaz has been in her circle since they were teens, and said the whole thing was “difficult to watch.” Diaz said that she had “absolute faith” that Barrymore could get sober with support and in 2019, she did.