Being a celebrity must be difficult at times especially to have everything in their lives posted all over the tabloids and the media. Good or bad, The Paparazzi seems to intrude into their way of life, especially when it comes to something like an addiction. Last year, Demi Lovato had a less than stellar month of July which was endlessly reported on. Demi relapsed with an overdose after six years of sobriety and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.
The singer stayed quiet about her experience with only a few social media postings that relayed her gratefulness to be alive and on a better path in sobriety. She has been open about her past demons of addiction, her eating disorder, and her support with mental illness awareness. Over the past year, Demi has not only been doing work on herself but using her platform to help others relate.
This past June, Demi celebrated a year of sobriety from mind-altering substances and appears to be more confident than ever. She has become a voice of hope for substance use disorder recovery as well as mental health issues and positive body image. Demi became a face of positive recovery to change the stigma of tabloids who tend to only show the crazy and reckless part of addiction. She has used social media to thank her fans for lending her support and for giving updates that state her truth.
For example, Demi Lovato’s message from her Instagram Story back on March 15 really says it all.
“Today I would’ve had 7 years sober. 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. 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.”
Well said, Demi! We appreciate your experience, strength, and hope and wish you continued success one day at a time.
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