January 12, 2013 10:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
The X Factor judge, Demi Lovato is taking her recovery seriously and is willing to do whatever it takes to maintain her health. Lovato has been renting a room at a sober house in Los Angeles for more than a year despite the fact she has a home in L.A. as well. Keep reading for more details.
According to TMZ, Lovato, 20, entered rehab in 2010 to seek treatment for substance abuse, anorexia, bulimia, and cutting. She left rehab in 2011 and has tried to keep her life straight since. While she’s doing much better, sources close to the pop star said she still feels like she needs support and guidance so following her stay in rehab, Lovato moved into a sober house in L.A.
Stress is often a trigger for those suffering from addiction so after landing a judging gig on The X Factor, Lovato felt it was best to come on to the facility, a safe environment, at the end of the day where she would not be tempted to lose her way and slip back into old habits.
“I cannot tell you that I have not thrown up since treatment. I cannot tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment. I’m not perfect,” she said in March during the MTV documentary, Demi Lovato: Stay Strong.
“What I can say is that I was depressed. I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room,” she told Fabulous Magazine in April. “I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up,’” she says referring to her bout with substance abuse.
Lovato described her struggle. “It’s a daily thing; you don’t get time off from it. And if I feel like myself slipping back into old patterns, I have to ask others for help, which is hard for me to learn, because I really like doing everything on my own,” she told Cosmopolitan in May.
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