Demi Lovato chose "Moderation" over abstinence from overdose: Source
Demi Lovato's apparent opioid overdose and subsequent hospitalization on Tuesday have left long-time friends "shocked" and "staggering," but some who are close to the 25-year-old singer have noticed that she's not feeling well.
Sources report that Lovato has been "a total mess" for months, and some of her new views on sobriety and a subsequent breakup with Mike Bayer, her longtime life coach, as the red flag.
"Demi Begin I believe that the belief that total abstinence is the only way to deal with addiction is wrong." A source of insider knowledge about the situation tells people.
"She basically said that she was not the only way and that could handle her dependencies, and she would rather try controlled consumption, she felt that she could drink in moderation and she believed that she was would not return to a tougher drug use, and that alcohol was never as problem as other things. "
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Lovato, who celebrated six years sobriety in March, publicly went over her recent return to Substances in June with her denominational new single "Sober" – a song she wrote just two days before i hospitalization. The lyrics are a lamentable report on her drug use.
"Mom, I am so sorry that I am no longer sober / And dad, please forgive me the drinks that are lying on the floor," she sings on the heartbreaking piano ballad. "And I'm sorry for the fans I lost, who saw me fall again / I want to be a role model, but I'm just a human." Hearty words close the track: "I'm sorry I'm back here / I promise I'll get help / It was not my intention / I'm sorry."
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Lovato has been fighting addiction, mental illness and eating disorders for years. In 2010, she entered treatment for professional help with bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. She relapsed after leaving the treatment center and then entered a sober home for one year. Here she first came into contact with Bayer. The couple teamed up with their own treatment facility, CAST Centers, with Lovato as co-owner, and Bayer as CEO.
However, their relationship appears to have been resolved in recent months, with the couple apparently referring to their departure
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Sources told people that Lovato also broke ties with many in her team recently due to her decision. After that, according to the source, it was a "slippery slope" for the star.
"It caused them to believe in the myth of moderation and controlled consumption, which absolutely does not work when you're addicted – any addict who misleads himself into being" responsible with it "is just back on the slippery slope to reach the bottom they'll eventually reach. "
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