Demi Lovato Used Drugs While Speaking Publicly about Her Sobriety

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When the cameras turned off and she walked offstage, she entered her second persona – that of a heavy drug user

In 2012, Demi Lovato toured the country promoting both her music and her sober lifestyle.

Lovato recalls abusing cocaine, alcohol, and pills until her heart raced in her chest. She performed on “American Idol” while hungover. She filled her cell phone with the contact info of drug dealers, just in case she needed them. And she needed them often. “I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes,” she admitted in her new documentary.

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“I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night … I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily.”

Her history with substance abuse and mental health disorders likely prepared her business team for something like this. In 2010, she entered rehab for bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, and addiction. She has previously spent time in a sober house, and has attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.


Lovato has now managed to stay away from drugs and alcohol for over four years

Aware of her pained relationship with drugs and alcohol, her team finally stepped in to help. Together, Lovato’s manager and sober coach staged an intervention, in which they forced her to destroy her only means of obtaining illegal drugs her cell phone.

In her documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, she touches on her past drug and alcohol abuse, her struggles with perfectionism, and what it’s like to live with bipolar disorder. The difference between her previous media appearances and making this documentary is that this time, she was able to do it sober.


Demi Lovato teaching others how to ‘Live Well’ with a mental illness with conditions like bipolar disorder generally want to ‘live well’ but may not know exactly how to get on with this. Demi Lovato, who has herself been a victim of such conditions, seems to understand this plight and has now set out to help patients live a happier life.The music…

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