Posted: 13 December, 2013
by Rhiannon & Sohan
Demi Smuggled Cocaine Onto Planes At Height Of Addiction
Plus, what led to her decision to turn it all around?
Demi Lovato has gone through some dark times with a drug and alcohol addiction that she had until recently kept secret.
She’s spoken for the first time about the lowest point of her addiction and the moment she realised she had a serious problem...
"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 said. "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."
"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," she said. "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."
"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," she said. "When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone. I’ve really never talked about this stuff before … I don’t know if I should be sharing this.
"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*** together."
It’s good to know she’s happy and healthy again!
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