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Demi Lovato Opens Up About The Extent Of Her Former Drug Use

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12/11/2013 12:47 pm
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Demi Lovato Opens Up About The Extent Of Her Former Drug Use

Clare Sidoti Managing Editor

Demi Lovato has bravely revealed the extent that her addiction to drugs and alcohol once ruled her life in a frank and open interview with Access Hollywood. The singer, X Factor judge and Glee star has never hidden her past troubles with addiction and eating disorders following her stint in rehab in 2010 for physical and emotional issues. However, in the no holds barred interview, she discussed her life at the time and when she realised that she had hit rock bottom. "Something I've never talked about before, but with my drug use I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn't go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes," she admitted. "I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I'd sneak to the bathroom and I'd do it.” Lovato revealed how she managed to keep up the habit. “I’m very, very good at manipulating people and that was something that I did in my disease, I would manipulate everyone around me. There were times I would just continue to lie, so that everything looked OK on the outside… That's how difficult it got and that was even with somebody [with me]. I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me [and] I was able to hide it from them as well." Lovato realised she had hit rock bottom and needed to address her issues when she was 19 years old. "I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at... I had all the help in the world, but I didn't want it.” Unsure whether she “should be sharing this”, she went on to explain that, "[w]hen I hit that moment I was like, it's no longer fun when you're doing it alone. I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, 'Oh my God... that is alcoholic behaviour. [It's] no longer, I'm young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I'm one of those people... I gotta get my s**t together." Lovato’s mother, Dianna, also took part in the interview, discussing how Lovato’s drug use had affected her. “I suspected [she was using drugs]. It’s like any other parent, when you see things, when you see signs you don’t want to believe that’s what actually going on. So when they’re telling you that’s not what is going on… you want too badly to believe them and I think for a long time I was in denial.” Dianna recounted how she didn’t know about her daughter’s addictions, “I didn’t know. I didn’t actually see her, so when she said, ‘Oh no, There’s nothing going on. I’m not using, I’m not drinking, I wasn’t doing any of these things,’ Why was I not to believe her?” Now three years sober, Lovato and her mother reflected on how by each of them seeking help for their issues associated with Lovato’s addiction battles they have grown “closer and stronger as a family”. [brightcove vid=2920658584001&exp3=1490276379001&surl=http://c.brightcove.com/services&pubid=1106199504001&pk=AQ~~,AAABAY6g5IE~,g0_gr83Y4h2gsONEuiYgmhMw_6Z52KwP&lbu=http://watch.accesshollywood.com/video/demi-lovato-admits:-i-would-‘smuggle’-cocaine-on-airplanes-exclusive/2920658584001?utm_source=watch.accesshollywood.com%26utm_medium=share-link&w=480&h=270] http://www.Twitter.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.tumblr.com http://www.SoundCloud.com/PopWrapped http://www.Facebook.com/PopWrapped http://www.Instagram.com/PopWrapped http://www.Pinterest.com/PopWrapped http://www.YouTube.com/PopWrapped https://pop-wrapped.wordpress.com http://www.PopWrapped.com

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