Marijuana really helped Prince Harry while other drugs did nothing for him

Prince Harry has opened up on his previous drug use, saying that marijuana “really helped him” mentally while cocaine “did nothing for him”.

The Duke of Sussex, 38, opened up about drugs in a Q&A session on 4 March while talking about his memoir Spare.

The audience had paid a fee to tune into Harry’s chat with author and trauma expert Dr Gabor Maté.

When speaking about previous substance use, Harry said of trying cocaine: "I don't think that did anything for me.

"It was more of a social thing, and I guess trying to get a sense of belonging, for sure."

He added: "I think it also probably made me feel different to the way that I was feeling, which was kind of the point. Marijuana is different, that actually did help me."

Harry previously opened up on how he hadexperimented with drugsto deal with the loss of his mother Princess Diana.

In an interview with journalist Tom Bradby in January, Harry said that it was “important to acknowledge” his drug use in the book, where he writes about previous use of marijuana, magic mushrooms and cocaine.

Elsewhere in his new interview, despite outlining a great deal of loss in his life, particularly how the death of his mother deeply affected him, Harry insisted that he “never looked for sympathy” or considers himself to be a victim.

"I definitely don’t see myself as a victim", he said before adding that he wanted to help others by "sharing my story”.

During the paid for ticketed event, which was filmed at Harry and wife Meghan Markle's California home, the Prince also went on to share how he was terrified of losing the memory of him mum while taking part in counselling sessions about his childhood trauma.

Harry said: "I thought if I went to therapy that it would cure me and that I would lose whatever I had left, whatever I had managed to hold on to of my mother."

He then continued: "I didn't lose that, it was the opposite."

"I turned what I thought was supposed to be sadness to try to prove to her that I missed her into realising that she really just wanted me to be happy and that was a huge weight off my chest.”

The Duke of Sussex’s controversial memoir was released in January and has become the fastest-selling non-fiction book in the UK since records began in 1998.

Among the most notable revelations, Harry accused his brother Prince William of physically attacking him, while also alleging that his step-mother Camilla, now the Queen Consort, had leaked stories to the press about him to improve her own image.


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