Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Journey to Sobriety and Shares Powerful Message | Banyan Treatment Center

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Her Journey to Sobriety and Shares Powerful Message

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On Friday, March 15th, Demi Lovato shared on her Instagram story that, this day, she would’ve celebrated being seven years sober.

As you may recall, Demi nearly lost her life on July 24th, 2018 when she suffered from a drug overdose in her home. The paramedics were called, and she was given Narcan (a nasal spray that is used to treat opioid overdoses) and then transported to a hospital in Los Angeles. Demi was stabilized at the hospital, where she spent 12 days, and was released so that she could seek in-patient treatment.

On January 25th, the singer celebrated six months of sobriety and shared a photo of her sobriety coin to her story on Instagram. Now that Demi is almost eight months sober, she’s reflecting on surviving her almost fatal drug overdose, shedding light on the incident, and encouraging anyone who is struggling with addiction and substance abuse that they can pick themselves back up when they fall. That just because they fall, does not mean it’s the end or that they failed.

Demi says, “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 Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous never shuts the door on you no matter how many times you have to start over.” She continued to say, “I didn’t lose six 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 ended her post by saying, “If you’ve relapsed and are afraid to get help again, just know it’s possible to take that step towards recovery. If you are alive today, you can make it back. You are worth it.”

We are so proud of Demi and her positive outlook on her situation and how much progress she has made. Coming back to recovery after a relapse can be a very stressful and difficult choice. There are many feelings of guilt and shame that one must overcome, and it is imperative to not let that deter you. Banyan is here to tell you there is nothing to be ashamed of and recovery after relapse is possible. Millions of Americans have experienced this, and are now living a beautiful life in recovery.

If you are struggling with substance abuse or mental health, know that it’s not too late. Here at Banyan Treatment Centers, we can get you on the right path and guide you to a better tomorrow. Give us a call at 888-966-9413 to learn more.

Ilana was born in Valhalla, New York and lived the first 11 years of her life in New Rochelle, NY before relocating to Boca Raton, FL. While she’s not in recovery, being in the addiction field, currently, has opened her eyes and her mind to addiction and truly see why this field is so important. Ilana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a background in social media with experience in writing. As the social media specialist here at Banyan, she’s passionate about what she does because it allows her to experience what goes on behind the scenes in social media and being able to connect with others. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that in some way, she’s giving others the platform to reach out to get help for their own struggles.

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