Staying strong. Demi Lovato has been open about her struggle with drugs and alcohol since her first stint in rehab in 2010.
Lovato sought treatment at the age of 18 after she got into a fight with one of her backup dancers when she was on tour with the Jonas Brothers. To help maintain her sobriety and cope with her struggles with an eating disorder and bipolar disorder, she entered a sober house in 2013. After six years of sobriety, the former child star revealed that she had relapsed in a 2018 power ballad titled “Sober.”
One month after releasing the track, Lovato was rushed to the hospital following a near-fatal drug overdose at her California home. She remained hospitalized for nearly two weeks and subsequently spent three months in rehab.
Scroll through to revisit the star’s most honest quotes about her ups and downs over the years.