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Demi Lovato Discusses Relapse On “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”

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Demi Lovato recently did an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where she opened up about her relapse, her sobriety, and new music on the way.

We all know Demi has been open about her sobriety, substance abuse struggles, and eating disorder over the years. At the age of 19, she got sober and she remained sober for six years. In 2018, Demi Lovato relapsed and overdosed. Now, she is shining a light on what lead to her relapse and how she has been recovering since then.

Talking about her sobriety and relapse, Demi Lovato says, “I got sober at an age where I wasn’t even legally allowed to drink. I got the help I needed at the time, and I took on the approach of a one size fits all solution, which is sobriety, just sobriety. My whole team took that approach, and we did it, and we ran with it, and it worked for a long time.”  What added complications was the fact that she was still dealing with an eating disorder, to which the singer says, “Over the years, it progressively got worse and worse, with people checking what my orders at Starbucks were on my bank statements. Just little things like that, it led me to being really, really unhappy. My bulimia got really bad, and I asked for help, and I didn’t receive the help that I needed. And I was so stuck in this unhappy position. And here I am sober, and I’m thinking to myself, ‘I’m six years sober, but I’m miserable. I’m even more miserable than I was when I was drinking. Why am I sober?’”

She tried reaching out for help by sending her team a message and they told her it would be “selfish” and “ruining” things if she did start to drink again. This triggered her abandonment issues from her birth father, who was also an addict. Feeling abandoned, Demi relapsed turning to alcohol for comfort and that night, went to a party where “other stuff” was there. This was three months before Demi Lovato overdosed and was rushed to the hospital.

Demi Lovato’s Journey to Recovery

What has helped Demi Lovato get sober is taking responsibility for her actions. She says, “Ultimately, I made the decisions that got me into where I am today. It was my actions that put me in the position that I’m in.” Demi also guest hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show and sat down for an interview with Justin Bieber. It seems that Justin has similar views by saying, “We feel like there’s all these responsibilities and all these sorts of things that become heavy for us, and I think sometimes we gotta run towards the pain rather than run away from it.”

We are so glad that Demi Lovato is continuing to take the right steps in order to stay sober. If you or a loved one are experiencing a relapse, remember it’s just a setback, not a failure. Here at Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer addiction treatment programs and a stabilization programs that provides programming for recovery after relapse.

If anyone you know is struggling, help them get on the path to recovery. Call us today, we can help: 888-966-9413.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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