Davina McCall claims using heroin felt like “coming home”.

‘It became my best friend’: Davina McCall, 54, discusses the fake comfort drugs that gave her and claimed using heroin felt like ‘coming home’

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Davina McCall has revealed that using heroin felt like “coming home” as she recalled the drug abuse on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old TV host spoke about her childhood trauma, substance abuse and inspirational recovery story on Rockwater’s In Conversation With podcast.

The mother of three explained how she was abandoned by her mother when she was just 3 years old to be raised by her grandmother Pippy.

'It became my best friend': Davina McCall has revealed that using heroin feels like'coming home' as she recalled the drug abuse on Wednesday

‘It became my best friend’: Davina McCall has revealed that using heroin feels like ‘coming home’ as she recalled the drug abuse on Wednesday

After trying heroin for the first time at the age of 15, Davina reflected on the sense of false comfort the substance gave her, revealing that using it was “like coming home”.

“When you’re there nothing else matters, so you don’t care about meeting someone on time or picking up your kids from school, luckily I didn’t have any.”

After pushing away loved ones and losing everything to prioritize her drug use, she said, “Heroin became my best friend. It’s like the biggest, warmest, softest stuffed animal.”

Tough: The TV presenter, 54, discussed her childhood trauma, substance abuse and inspirational recovery story on Rockwater's podcast In Conversation With

Tough: The TV presenter, 54, discussed her childhood trauma, substance abuse and inspirational recovery story on Rockwater’s podcast In Conversation With

After ten years of substance abuse, Davina got help through the intervention of a friend.

She began attending ongoing NA meetings and therapy sessions and later regained her sobriety.

Davina graciously credits Pippy: “They told me to get help because I fell asleep at dinner, they locked me in the car and told me to get help. That’s why I’m still alive.”

Davina described her life as “a crazy adventure,” adding, “I don’t think I would be so grateful if I hadn’t had a rough time.”

The TV star, who shares Holly, 19, Tilly, 17, and Chester, 14, with her ex Matthew Robertson, previously credited her ex-boyfriend Eric with helping her overcome her drug addiction.

She previously explained that as a teetotal recovering addict, she doesn’t even want to take over-the-counter headache pills, so she avoided taking the medical route.

Davina shared how she started exercising and taking herbal remedies to help, but these didn’t help, and shared how she planned to “fight through” before finally being told about menopause, with a private gynecologist eventually giving her HRT prescribed.

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‘I was hurt’: In March, Davina recalled abusing drugs to ‘fill in the hole’ left by her late mother, Florence Kock

In March, Davina recalled abusing drugs to “fill in the hole” left by her late mother, Florence Kock.

The presenter reflected on feeling “unsafe and unstable” after her mother – who passed away in 2008 – told her she was going on a two-week holiday but didn’t return, leaving her with her paternal grandmother when she was just four .

In an interview with DJ Fat Tony on his show The Recovery, the broadcaster admitted she “sayed goodbye to my brain cells” when she used substances like heroin, speed and weed as a teenager before seeking help over 20 years ago .

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“My tears were always [by my chest]’: The media personality was left with her paternal grandmother when she was just four years old (pictured)

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