Prince Harry candidly discussed his use of psychedelics for recreational purposes in a recent statement, Page Six reported.
In an online conversation with trauma specialist Gabor Maté on Saturday, the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex disclosed that he has used drugs to cope with his previous traumatic experiences.
“It was the cleaning of the windscreen, the removal of life’s filters — these layers of filters — it removed it all for me and brought me a sense of relaxation, relief, comfort, a lightness that I managed to hold back for a period of time,” he said during the conversation.
“I started doing it recreationally and then started to realize how good it was for me,” Harry added. “I would say it is one of the fundamental parts of my life that changed me and helped me deal with the traumas and the pains of the past.”
“They’re unlocking so much of what we’ve suppressed,” said the Prince.
In his explosive book “Spare,” published in January, the spouse of Meghan Markle acknowledged using various drugs including cocaine and marijuana during his teenage years.