Demi Lovato says they rarely think about using drugs — after 4 years of overdosing

Demi LovatoA sober journey took them to the place of admission.

Four years later Almost fatal overdose – And after seven months Going through rehab again– The singer talked about her addiction during an interview with The Odyssey of Carson and Kennedy. They said they’ve come to accept that they can’t use the material – after a while Being “sober” California In 2021 they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana – and that’s the way it should be.

Someone on the red carpet once asked me: ‘What does it mean to be alert? ” I said: Every day is a challengethe “Sorry Not Sorry” performer called the 2017 exchange. “But I also didn’t come to the admissions venue. There were people around me who wanted me to be sober. And I don’t think I wanted to. Now, I just tried to smoke weed, I tried to do it – I made all the bargaining options. .and I just realized that none of it fit me.”

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 27: Demi Lovato attends the Elton John Aids Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jimmy McCarthy/Getty Images for the Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Demi Lovato says they “rarely” consider using the drugs now four years after a near-fatal overdose. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Elton John AIDS Foundation)

The 29-year-old continued, “What comes into my life is acceptance. That voice doesn’t follow me every day. Because I accept my life the way it is, which I rarely think about material, and it’s a beautiful thing and something I never thought would happen to me.”

Lovato, his eighth studio album, Holy FVCKcoming out in August made clear it wasn’t an easy road.

“I’ve done a lot of work on myself,” the “Substance” singer said. “I put myself back in therapy again [in December] And now I come out with a clear head, sober and just learning to be in my own skin.”

Turning 30 next month, on August 20, they said, is also a factor.

They said, “There is something about entering your thirties that you are becoming more accepting of who you are in life and not trying so hard to be anyone anymore.” “You’re stepping into your identity and I think that really helps. It was really good, and I was really happy.”

Lovato has talked about going on her first tour in four years — since OD and Reassurance — and how the setup goes beyond just working to pin their new songs on stage for fans. It also includes physical and mental wellness, so they can relate to it Shawn Mendes recently postponed his tour on mental health issues.

And they said, “I know what it’s like to go out on the road and not prepare for it.” “I know what feeling overwhelmed or exhausted is. It’s never a fun feeling, and when it comes to mental health, it’s like…Oh my God. My heart goes out to him.”

For Lovato, “Since I was 15, I tour almost every year.” This time, “I’m in a different place in my life…Quarantine has taught me to really appreciate downtime and to be able to sit outside and feed squirrels in peace and appreciate simplicity.”

On top of that, they “make sure I have everything in class” including working with their therapist but also getting into the gym and making sure my stamina is up so I don’t run out of air when I sing. “

“There is a lot of preparation that is required for the tour,” they said. “I really think it will go smoothly, but nothing is guaranteed… I am still excited for the tour and I hope it goes well.”

The former child star struggled for a long time with addiction and eating disorders — and went to rehab for the first time in 2010 before moving to a sober living facility in 2012. In 2018, they overdosed on fentanyl-coated heroin — and had three strokes and a heart attack in the hospital.

In 2021, Lovato fans became concerned after saying they were “sober in California” and used alcohol and marijuana. In December, they returned to rehab feeling awake again, saying at the time that they “no longer support my ‘sober California’ ways and ‘sober is the only way to be’.”

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