"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

Drew Barrymore says she has been sober for two and a half years. The actress and television host, 46, shared her "quiet, confident" journey to sobriety during a chat with CBS This Morning on Thursday while discussing her

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

upcoming interview with Machine Gun Kelly for The Drew Barrymore Show, where the pair open up to each other about their previous mental health struggles.

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

"It was something I realized just did not serve me and my life," she said of the decision to quit drinking alcohol.

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

While she didn't share much more detail about becoming sober, she did admit that she has "been very private with a lot of my struggles."

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

"I wouldn't be surprised if there is a revolt against the perfection right now that we are all forced to see and feel through social media," she said.

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

"We're in an impasse and a crux of a moment where talking about how we figure ourselves out, how we fix ourselves takes a journey and solutions. Most people do it in private."

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

Barrymore has previously been candid about her mental health. Earlier this year, she shared details about spending 18 months in a psychiatric ward when she was 13.

"Alcohol did not serve me and my life"

In September, she revisited the institution during an episode of her show. Barrymore said it was "empowering" to revisit the grounds of the facility after so long, to see how far she's come and to feel proud of that.