By Christi Carras

Los Angeles Times

Demi Moore’s life changed on a dime, she says, the day she had to “revive” her mother from a drug overdose. She was only a child at the time.

While promoting her upcoming memoir, the “Ghost” and “Striptease” actress got candid with Harper’s Bazaar about growing up with a father who she later discovered was not her biological parent and a mother struggling with substance abuse.

“I remember … using my fingers, the small fingers of a child, to dig the pills my mother had tried to swallow out of her mouth while my father held it open and told me what to do,” Moore, 56, said in the magazine’s October issue, where she spoke with fellow actress Lena Dunham. “Something very deep inside me shifted then, and it never shifted back. My childhood was over.”