Drew Barrymore: No option for her daughter to take the same path as she did, because she will be a supportive parent.

Drew Barrymore AddictionHollywood actress Drew Barrymore is known for her willingness to discuss her former drug addiction and now the ET star has vowed to take a similarly honest approach with her daughter, Olive.

In an emotional interview with US chat show heavyweight Oprah Winfrey, the new mother pledged to tell her four-month-old about the struggles she went through, including her well-documented substance abuse during her teens.

The Charlie's Angels star said: "I will absolutely instil in her that you cannot be ashamed of the journey that it took to get where you are if you are proud of yourself … But I will also try and instil in her that I did not have guidance and that is why I lived my life that way."

During her appearance on Oprah's Next Chapter, Barrymore - who married husband Will Kopelman in a stunning ceremony last year - said there would be no option for her daughter to take the same path as she did, because she will be a supportive parent.

She admitted she intends to take motherhood more seriously than any other role she has had and promised to meet her at the school gates every day - something that she missed out on during her early years.

Barrymore became emotional when discussing her turbulent childhood during the interview, which aired on Sunday (January 20th) in the US, while defending her decision not to invite her mother to her recent nuptials.

The actress has previously admitted early success in her acting career masked a more frightening existence offscreen, where she had her first alcoholic beverage at the age of nine, began smoking cannabis at ten and took cocaine by 12 years old.

However, her honesty and frankness when it comes to discussing her difficult past could help many people suffering from similar addictions seek help for their issues before it puts their mental and physical health at risk.

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