Demi Lovato, a singer and actress, has admitted she first experimented with opiates when she was just 12 years old.
When she was younger, Demi Lovato, 30, said she turned to alcohol and drugs because she had been bullied and was “searching for an escape.”
She admitted that throughout her teenage years, she frequently stole booze from her stepfather before switching to coc#ine when she was 17 because she “liked it too much.”
Demi claimed to have maintained sobriety for six years, from the time she was 20 to the time she was 26, but in 2018 she overdosed dangerously, leaving her legally blind and brain damaged after suffering a heart attack and three strokes while hospitalized.
On August 23rd, she stated on the Call Her Daddy podcast.
‘I started experimenting for the first time when I was 12, or 13. I got into a car accident and they prescribed me opiates.
‘I got into a car accident and they prescribed me opiates. My mom didn’t think she would have to lock up the opiates from her 13-year-old daughter but I was already drinking at that point.
‘I had been bullied and was looking for an escape.’
The former Disney star, Demi Lovato acknowledged that she would drink “alone” and steal beer from her stepfather’s refrigerator, which “should have been a massive red flag.”
She said, “At 17, it was the first time I did coke and, like, loved it too much, which sort of spilled into me going to treatment immediately after I turned 18.” She then discussed cocaine.
On her path to sobriety, Demi recently stated on Boston’s Mix 104.1 that she “rarely thinks about substances.”
The performer claimed that “everyone in her immediate vicinity wanted me to be sober.” And I doubt that I desired it.
“I tried doing this and just smoking cannabis…” Moreover, I’ve now realized that none of it applies to me. My life has been changed by accepting…
‘I’m in such acceptance of my life the way that it is that I really rarely think about substances, which is a beautiful thing and something that I never thought would happen to me.’
Demi responded that she smoked marijuana and drank alcohol “in moderation” when asked by a producer of the 2021 YouTube documentary Dancing With the Devil whether she was “totally sober.”
She claimed it was difficult for her to accept the possibility that she could never again be able to “get some solace” from drugs.
‘I’ve learned that shutting the door on things makes me want to open the door even more,’ she explained.
‘I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say, “I’m never going to do this again.”
I’ve had a lot of difficulty with this. I am aware that I have finished doing the things that will kill me. But I do hope I could find some relief—possibly from cannabis or another substance.