This past March, Demi Lovato celebrated four years of sobriety and looks happier and healthier than ever.
Demi Lovato: Rock Bottom
Demi Lovato has been in the limelight since she was a child, with stops including the children’s program. Like Barney and Friends and two Disney Channel hits. As a young adult, she branched out on her own and became a platinum recording artist. But by the time she was just 19, Demi found herself struggling with drugs, alcohol and mental health issues.
In a 2013 interview with Access Hollywood, the young pop star recounted exactly where she was when she realized her decisions were out of control.
“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning,” she said. “I was throwing up in the car. And this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it.”
In the same interview, Demi described an addiction to cocaine, confessing how she would sneak it onto airplanes, and how she struggled to go more than an hour without using.
Demi cleans up her act
In October 2010, she checked herself into a rehab facility that not only helped her stop using drugs and alcohol, but also addressed her eating disorder and psychological issues.
In March 2012, Demi embarked upon her journey to lasting sobriety. And a few weeks ago, she was able to celebrate four years clean and sober.
According to at least one study (and no doubt many, many personal testaments) five years of sobriety dramatically reduces the chance of relapse. After one year of sobriety, statistically speaking, less than half of addicts will relapse. After five years, the statistic is reduced to just 15%.
Congratulations on your four-year mark, Demi! We’re obviously looking forward to number five, and the many years to come after that.
Recovery is possible
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