Demi Lovato has also been super honest and open about her sobriety. In 2012 Lovato got sobered and stayed sober for a little over six years. In July 2018, Lovato was hospitalized for overdosing and almost died.
Lovato was hospitalized for two weeks and went to rehab afterward. Her relapse shocked the world because Lovato has been so open and honest about her sober life. Now the singer is opening up about her current path to sobriety post-relapse.
“Today I would’ve had 7 years sober,” Lovato shared on her Instagram story. “I don’t regret going out because I needed to make those mistakes but I must never forget that’s exactly what they were: mistakes.”
“Grateful that AA/NA never shuts the door on you no matter how many times you have to start your time over. I didn’t lose 6 years, I’ll always have that experience but now I just get to add to that time with a new journey and time count,” she continued.
“If you’ve relapsed and are afraid to get help again, just know it’s possible to take that step towards recovery. If you’re alive today, you can make it back. You’re worth it,” Lovato concluded.
This isn’t the first time Lovato addressed her relapse. Two weeks after her relapse she shared a statement on her Instagram.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
Lovato added, “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time. I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff of Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time. Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.”
“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” the singer concluded. “The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, text the Crisis Text Hotline at 741-741.