Boozy Drew’s re­lapse fears

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Af­ter a long and wellpub­li­cised bat­tle with the bot­tle, Drew Bar­ry­more shock­ingly con­fessed in 2009 that, “I’m not [sober] and I don’t claim to be – quite the op­po­site. I’ve tried to find the bal­ance. I hope it’s bal­anced.”

How­ever, friends now fear the beloved ac­tress – who started drink­ing by age 11 and was in re­hab by 14 – has slipped back into old habits.

In­deed, sev­eral US out­lets claim Drew, 43, is drink­ing more and more these days – in­clud­ing cham­pagne for break­fast ap­par­ently!

“She hasn’t been her­self lately and she’s act­ing bizarrely. She has peo­ple re­ally wor­ried,” a source tells US Star mag­a­zine. “Her friends are keep­ing a close eye on her and have vowed to in­ter­vene if nec­es­sary. They want her to get the help she needs be­fore it’s too late!”

Drew re­cently ad­mit­ted that she drinks to “get out of my own head”. And ac­cord­ing to pals, she’s still se­ri­ously cut-up about the end of her four-year mar­riage to Will Kopel­man, 40, with whom she shares daugh­ters Olive, six, and Frankie, four.

“Drew in­sists she’s put it be­hind her, but it seems she hasn’t been able to to­tally move on,” the Star source spills. “Life was sta­ble with Will, and she’s miss­ing that in her life now.”

Mean­while, wor­ried pals have been sound­ing the alarm since early May.

“They’re very con­cerned about Drew,” an in­sider told Life & Style mag­a­zine at the time. “They fear it’s only a matter of time be­fore she crashes

and burns.”

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