Demi Lovato recently celebrated four years of sobriety. The former Disney star is often liberal and free-spirited when it comes to her beliefs, but she still credits God’s will for keeping her sober.
Lovato has been through a lot in the past year, but she has come out of it stronger than ever. She has lost several family members, friends, and pets, but has refused to go back to her old habits. The “Confident” singer took to Twitter to write: “This last year I experienced so much life and too much death…But I made it through…Sober. #4Years #GodsWill.”
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 15, 2016
During her eye-opening interview with Access Hollywood back in 2010, she first admitted that she was so addicted to cocaine that she couldn’t live 30 minutes without inhaling. Demi’s addiction was so intense that she would smuggle the drug every time she traveled.
“Something I’ve never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak into the bathroom and I’d do it.”
In the same interview, she described the moment that she hit rock bottom when she was just 19-years-old, right around her Camp Rock days. Demi checked into rehab to be treated for both alcohol and drug addiction, along with an eating disorder and self-harming.
“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just 9 in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to L.A. to the sober living house that I was staying at…I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it. When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun.”
According to the Christian Post, Lovato has been outspoken about her faith for years and credits it as the reason she’s stayed sober all these years. During her interview with Cosmopolitan, the 23-year-old said that believing in a higher power helped her avoid temptation while living in Hollywood.
“I’m not super religious, but I grew up Christian and I believe in God. When I’m in L.A., I don’t talk about that much because people are very judgmental, but I just feel like God gave me a voice, not just to sing with. He put me through those things, which seemed horrible at the time, but they were so worth it. With the obstacles I overcome, I can help people.”
Demi Lovato celebrated her four years of sobriety on Tuesday, March 15. According to Teen Vogue, the singer and actress has survived alcohol addiction, bipolar disorder, body image issues, cocaine addiction, eating disorders, mental health problems, and self-harm. Lovato also thanked everyone for the “sober shout outs” commemorating her important day.
She wrote on Twitter: “So many incredible ‘4 year’ shout outs from radio stations, TV channels, magazines, and most importantly my fans…I’m so unbelievably grateful for every single tweet, every comment, every text and ever call. I love all of you…It IS possible!!! (sic)”
The “Stone Cold” singer has also credited her longtime boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, for being her backbone through her struggles. The couple recently celebrated their six-year anniversary, not of dating but of knowing each other. Demi and Wilmer have been dating on-and-off due to her personal struggles, but have stuck together ever since. In addition, Demi has never fallen off the wagon when it comes to her sobriety.
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