Throughout her career, Demi Lovato has certainly experienced her fair share of excitement. From her first years on the children’s educational series Barney & Friends to her work as a Disney Channel starlet, the singer and actress has certainly become a bit of a household name for those of us who grew up during the 90s and early 2000s. With original films like Camp Rock and big music hits under her belt, Lovato appears to be the poster child for a little girl blessed with fame and fortune. According to Lovato herself, though, her fans would be completely floored by her struggles with alcohol and drugs, which have received a fair share of news headlines over the years. Let’s take a closer look at what she had to say about her addiction problems.
Every Chance I Got
In an interview with Access Hollywood, Demi Lovato described her behavior as impulsive and incredibly dangerous. As she explained, she could barely survive 30 minutes would taking cocaine. As a result, she would frequently smuggle the drug onto airplanes and wait to take it when all the first-class passengers were asleep or she could use the lavatory. Following another stint, the then 18-year-old Lovato checked into a residential treatment facility but was still cautious about receiving help for her problem.
Hitting Rock Bottom
Although she had a sober companion and round the clock care, Lovato eventually fell off the wagon at the age of 19, when she hit literal rock bottom. During a trip to the airport, she had filled a Sprite bottle with vodka and was downing the drink like water, eventually throwing up all over the inside of her car. Ironically, this took place as she was preparing to head back to the sober living house in Los Angeles.
However, her life took a turn for the worse when she suffered a near-fatal drug overdose in recent months. Although we are happy to report Lovato is back on her feet, the public has not been so kind to her. Singer Bebe Rexha has even stepped in to defend her fellow singer. Stigmas may still exist in public circles, but you must respect an addict’s ability to come forward and talk about their problems. That action is nothing but a symbol of courage.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
Drug addiction is a terrifying reality for many people across the United States and (for that matter) around the world. At some point, each of us suffers from a low point in our lives, but this mental illness takes a level that many of us can’t comprehend. Rehabilitation is a continuous, lifelong journey that can easily be broken after one moment of weakness. However, the good news is that you can easily pull through, with a little bit of patience and perseverance. All you truly need to get started is a little bit of love for yourself.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.