Demi Lovato has definitely managed to create a lot of headlines lately. The famous singer has dealt with some criticism because she promoted sobriety while being high. The revelation was made by Demi herself in her new documentary, which also touches upon the singers’ battle with eating disorders and her sexuality.
So, Demi decided to reveal her story during her 78-minute documentary that was released in October. The documentary is entitled Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated and can be accessed on YouTube. One of the most interesting topics that Demi discussed during her documentary has definitely been her drug addiction issues. The star revealed how she managed to overcome these issues and stay on the right path.
Demi revealed during her documentary that drugs were a way for her to cope with bullying. She claimed that her drug addiction started when she was trying to fit in after being bullied for years in school. She was asked by a popular student to party, and this way she ended up drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana for the first time. Demi also revealed that she used cocaine for the first time when she was 17. At that time she was already working on Disney Channel.
“My first time doing coke, I was 17 working on Disney Channel, and I was with a couple of friends and they introduced me to it,” she said. “I was scared because my mom always told me that your heart could burst if you do it. But I did it anyways and I loved it. I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it,” she went on to explain.
Demi also revealed the reason why she was curious to try it. “My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,” she explained. “I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family,” the star added.
Demi also said that she was 18 when she was first admitted into rehab. Despite the treatment she received there, the star said that she continued to use drugs. And she actually at one point promoted sobriety while being high. “We were in New York and it was clear that she was on something,” her manager said during the same documentary. “She was on air promoting this new way of life. I was like, ‘You’re so full of it.’ “