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Amy Poehler Drugs: I 'Instantly Loved' Cocaine but Then Hated It

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By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 09:19 AM

Amy Poehler opens up about her past drug use in her new memoir, "Yes Please," revealing that she tried cocaine and ecstasy in her 20s.

Poehler, the "Saturday Night Live" alum and Golden Globe-winning "Parks and Recreation" actress, detailed her escapades in a chapter called "Obligatory Drug Stories."

"I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated," Poehler writes in the book, which is set to be published later this month, according to the Daily Mirror U.K. "Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play ping-pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else . . . The day after cocaine is rough."

Now 43 and a mother of two children, Poehler said she had the same regretful feeling after trying ecstasy. It was at a New Year's Eve party with the comedy group United Citizens Brigade where they all "danced and drank water and loved each other."

The next day, though, did not turn out so well.

"I also remember the next day when I thought I had no friends and I was so sad I wanted to sink into the carpet and permanently live there," Poehler writes.

Having children later changed her outlook on drugs.

"How do you explain to a four and 6-year-old that you can't play Rescue Bots because you have to spend all day in bed eating Cape Cod potato chips and watching 'The Bicycle Thief'?"

In the book, Poehler also talks about her split from husband Will Arnett. The couple broke up in 2012 after nine years of marriage.

"When you are a person going through a divorce, you feel incredibly alone, yet you are constantly reminded by society of how frequently divorce happens and how common it has become," Poehler writes.

"You aren't allowed to feel special, but no one knows the specific ways you are in pain. Imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and then tossing the whole thing up in the air. The process of divorce is about loading that blanket, throwing it up, watching it all spin, and worrying what stuff will break when it lands."

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