Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Use
Demi Lovato recently offered shocking details about her past abuse of both drugs and alcohol, and how she finally decided it was time to sober up.
Demi Lovato On Cocaine, Alcohol Abuse
The fact that Lovato, 21, struggled with addiction in the height of her Disney days hasn’t been a secret. However, the X Factor judge recently took the opportunity to share just how much cocaine and alcohol consumed her in her late teens.
"I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes," Lovato told Access Hollywood. "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 to the bathroom and I'd do it…. And that was even with somebody [with me], I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me. I was able to hide it from them as well."
When Lovato Realized She Was An Addict
With a sober companion and a sober living house at her disposal, it still took Lovato some time to admit that what she was doing was indicative of a larger problem than going through a rebellions streak. She realized the magnitude of her struggle on the way to an airport.
"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," she said. "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 when you're doing it alone."
Lovato said she realized "that is alcoholic behavior. No longer, ‘I'm young and rebellious and out having fun,’ it was, ‘Wow, I'm one of those people…I gotta get my [act] together.’"
Lovato’s first book, Stay Strong: 365 Days A Year, discusses her battles against addition and depression and how to find happiness. She currently has a tell-all in the works that’s slated to hit bookshelves next year.
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