Disney star Demi Lovato has always been an open book. She has been struggling with substance abuse from the past few years and her documentary, Simply Complicated, which was released in 2013, opened this chapter of her life to her fans.
Recently, the actress and singer performed a song at her concert stating that she wasn't sober anymore, breaking her sobriety of six years. This was followed by her hospitalisation in late July because of an apparent overdose and it came as a shock to many.
Her struggle has never been a secret. Her mother De La Garza wrote in her book titled Falling With Wings: A Mother's Story, “Every night I’d set an alarm for 2:00 a.m. If she wasn’t [home], I called her until she walked through the front door. What do you say to your child when she is the one paying most of the bills?” In 2010, things got worse for the family when she said, “Maybe everyone would be better off if I wasn’t here anymore,” recalls De La Garza.
But now, after her recovery from an apparent heroin overdose, Demi has finally issued an official statement on Instagram.
In her statement, she promises to continue her battle against addiction and is on a road to recovery once again. Her song Sober speaks about how it isn't easy to get out of a habit that has haunted her for years. And it tugs on your heartstrings, sounding an internal monologue.
It may take a while for her to go completely clean once again, but Demi is a fighter. It's something she has proved after her battle with an eating disorder, Bulimia as a teenager.
We hope she recovers soon!
If you're also fighting an addiction, call this helpline at 1800-11-0031 and ask for help.
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