Drew Barrymore said she’s done with dating — and is trying to figure out why.
“I spent a lot of my life loving romance and drama and all of that,” Barrymore told New York magazine in an interview published Monday. “I just burnt myself out on it. I genuinely am tired and exhausted.”
Barrymore became a worldwide star at age 7 with a starring role in Steven Spielberg’s “E.T.” in 1982. She has previously spoken about the turbulence of child stardom, navigating the perilous industry as a teen, and being institutionalized at 13 by her mother.
“I’m curious to examine why I’m not open to a relationship,” she told the magazine. “I really think I have some serious shit buried. And I don’t know if it’s like I need to try an MDMA treatment or psilocybin as a way to get to some state where I could see things in a different way.”
Numerous studies have shown that psilocybin, the compound in psychedelic mushrooms, could help heavy drinkers cut back or quit entirely. MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy or molly, has been shown to alleviate mental health issues like anxiety or depression.
Barrymore has been open about the substance abuse issues of her past. She told The Los Angeles Times in December that she coped with her “cripplingly difficult” divorce from Will Kopelman by drinking.