Drew Barrymore, 46, says her own MOTHER admitted her to a psychiatric ward

It is well known that Drew Barrymore did not have an easy childhood.

But on Tuesday the 46-year-old actress opened up even more to Howard Stern about her past, telling him just how hard it really was after becoming a model at age two and at age seven a movie star with 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

The mother-of-two told the shock jock that her very own mother, Jaid Barrymore,  admitted her to a psychiatric ward when she was only 13 years old.

Hard start in life: Drew Barrymore told Howard Stern that she was in a psychiatric ward when she was 13; seen here in 1987 at age 12

Hard start in life: Drew Barrymore told Howard Stern that she was in a psychiatric ward when she was 13; seen here in 1987 at age 12

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Rough time: The visit was not short either. Drew had to stay for 18 months. 'I used to laugh at those like Malibu 30 day places,' she told the radio personality. 'Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Eyes Psychiatric.' Seen on her show this week

Rough time: The visit was not short either. Drew had to stay for 18 months. 'I used to laugh at those like Malibu 30 day places,' she told the radio personality. 'Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Eyes Psychiatric.' Seen on her show this week

The visit was not short either. Drew had to stay for 18 months.

'I used to laugh at those like Malibu 30 day places,' she told the radio personality.

'Malibu was sort of the opposite of the experience I had. I was in a place for a year and a half called Van Eyes Psychiatric. 

'And you couldn't mess around in there and if you did, you would get thrown either in a padded room or get put in stretcher restraints, and tied up.'

Just a kid: The 46-year-old actress opened up even more to Howard Stern about her past, telling him just how hard it really was after becoming a model at age two and at age seven a movie star with 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; seen in 1982

Just a kid: The 46-year-old actress opened up even more to Howard Stern about her past, telling him just how hard it really was after becoming a model at age two and at age seven a movie star with 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; seen in 1982

Drew did admit that she had too many 'resources' at her disposal.

'I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom's car and, you know, I was out of control. So, you know, sometimes it was as humorous as that and sometimes I was just so angry that I would go off and then I'd get thrown in the thing,' she shared.

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She was sometimes placed in a padded room with her hands tied behind her back so she could cool down, it was explained.  

Party time. Seen in the 90s with Eric Erlandson. Drew did admit that she had too many 'resources' at her disposal. 'I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom's car and, you know, I was out of control. So, you know, sometimes it was as humorous as that and sometimes I was just so angry that I would go off and then I'd get thrown in the thing,' she shared

Party time. Seen in the 90s with Eric Erlandson. Drew did admit that she had too many 'resources' at her disposal. 'I was going to clubs and not going to school and stealing my mom's car and, you know, I was out of control. So, you know, sometimes it was as humorous as that and sometimes I was just so angry that I would go off and then I'd get thrown in the thing,' she shared

A hot career: Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey in Boys On The Side in 1995; directed by Herbert Ross

A hot career: Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew McConaughey in Boys On The Side in 1995; directed by Herbert Ross

'I asked myself like why is this happening. And I thought, maybe you need the craziest form of structure because everything was so accessible available and screwed up in your world that maybe it's going to take something like this for you to kickstart the rest of your life,' she said.

'And that didn't come for probably about six to eight months. The first six to eight months I was just so angry. I couldn't see straight.'

Now she knows why her mother made the decision she did. 

'I think after, you know, 30, years of therapy, and a lot of soul searching and having kids myself, you know, I think she created a monster,' she said.

Jaid had made Drew work at a young age. That meant late nights on set and also parties. 

Happy lady: Barrymore arriving at her apartment in NYC on her 47th birthday on Monday

Happy lady: Barrymore arriving at her apartment in NYC on her 47th birthday on Monday

Drew only got better when she forgave her mother for what she had done. 

'She probably felt like she had nowhere to turn. And I'm sure she lived with a lot of guilt for years, about creating the monster but then I think she lived in a lot of pain that I also wouldn't talk to her for a

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