1. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has talked openly about her history with substance abuse issues. The actress and singer-songwriter has struggled with alcohol and cocaine abuse, self-harm, mental illness, and eating disorders. She says she knew she had a problem when she realized that drugs and alcohol had completely taken over her life and became her top priorities. After a public meltdown, Lovato went to rehab in 2011 to receive treatment for bulimia, self-harm, bipolar disorder, and addiction. She relapsed shortly after being released from the treatment facility. She then entered a sober living facility for one year.
Now that she’s achieved sobriety, she’s become an advocate for sober living. She is passionate about spreading the message that you don’t need to drink or do drugs to have a good time. This important message is especially meaningful coming from Lovato, who is a role model for many young girls.
In her recent single, “Sober,” Lovato confesses to relapsing after six years of sobriety and apologizes to her parents and her fans. In one lyric, Lovato expresses the guilt she feels because she wants to be a role model and she doesn’t want to disappoint the people who care about her. Yet, she also acknowledges that she’s only human and everyone makes mistakes; what’s important is that she vows to get help to make sure it doesn’t happen again. She acknowledges the hard reality that addiction is a lifelong struggle, and you need to take things one day at a time and focus on maintaining your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
During her first public performance of the song “Sober,” a visibly emotional Lovato appeared to be holding back tears. Later that night, she shared a message with her social media followers proclaiming she had taken the stage that evening as a new person leading a new life. She expressed her gratitude for everyone who stood by her during her journey to achieving sobriety.
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