Demi Lovato's recent apparent overdose shocked many, including those in her family, who may have felt powerless in the past.
A source that used to be in the singer's inner circle, says Lovato's mother, Dianna De La Garza, was "aware" of her substance abuse struggles but did not feel she could address her daughter's problems – because the singer was the one who paid the bills.
"Your mother is a very sweet person who has zero – if I say zero she has nothing to say," says the insider about De La Garza's experiences with her daughter's last downward spiral. "I have worked with many children, all of these mothers [in Hollywood] become non-mothers and become slaves to their children."
"Demi's mother was like a slave to her," the source continues. "All Demi wanted [she would get] At the age of 1
The source adds that De La Garza" loves her daughter and she really does wants her daughter to get better. "
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In February, the mother of three children introduced PEOPLE to her famous daughter's tormented past from her Disney days to her recent successes.
De La Garza – A Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader – revealed in her memoirs in 2018 Falling with Wings Lovato began filming at the age of 16, disobeying the curfew and even interfering in drugs and alcohol n.
"Every evening I sounded the alarm for 2:00 o'clock [home] I called her until she went through the front door. What do you say to your child when she is the one who pays the most bills? "Wrote De La Garza in her book.
In November 2010, Lovato toured with the Jonas Brothers and crossed a line when she hit a replacement dancer on her face in an airplane, her mother knew she needed help and rushed to her daughter.
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After the altercation De La Garza recalls her daughter: "Maybe it would be better for everyone if I were not here anymore."
Worried Lovato's family gathered around her.
"The ultimate breakpoint was when Demi was touring and physically attacking one of her dancers," De La Garza told PEOPLE before. "This was the crucial moment when we all said as a family: She needs help, she needs serious help, and it does not matter what happens to her career – we need to focus on giving her the help that she needs. "
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Her last relapse led to an obvious Overdose when cops and first responders were called to their Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday morning.
The singer's publicist published a statement Tuesday evening in which he confirmed Lovato. is awake and with her family, who would like to thank everyone for their love, prayers and support. "
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Another source told people on Friday that Lovato's family" urges a rehab, "adding," they've examined several options. "
Although reports of the overdose were considered heroin addiction to Lovato, people previously said it was not.
The" stone cold "singer has been seeking addiction for years, Fighting mental illness and an eating disorder In 2010, she entered treatment for professional help with bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction, relapsed after leaving the treatment center and went into a fasted condition for one year Establishment. [InMarchLovatorevealedthatshehadcelebratedsobrietyforsixyearsbutthreemonthslaterinJuneshereleasedanewsong:"Sober(19659002) If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the SAMHSA Substance Abuse Hotline at 1-800-662-HELP.