Demi Lovato on 5 years sober: ‘It’s been utterly a journey’

April 13, 2017 - Jonas Brothers

  • FILE - In this Mar 11, 2017,  record photo, Demi Lovato arrives during a Kids' Choice Awards during a Galen Center in Los Angeles. Lovato distinguished 5 years of seriousness on Mar 15, 2017, with an Instagram post. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) Photo: Jordan Strauss, Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP / 2017 Invision

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Demi Lovato attends The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.

Demi Lovato attends The 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.


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Demi Lovato attends 2008 American Music Awards during Nokia Theatre.

Demi Lovato attends 2008 American Music Awards during Nokia Theatre.


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Actress Demi Lovato during an talk on Jul 18, 2008 on a Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Actress Demi Lovato during an talk on Jul 18, 2008 on a Tonight Show With Jay Leno.


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Demi Lovato attends her Disney Upfront display on Apr 8, 2008.

Demi Lovato attends her Disney Upfront display on Apr 8, 2008.


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Demi Lovato performs during The Crazy Donkey on Jun 24, 2008.

Demi Lovato performs during The Crazy Donkey on Jun 24, 2008.


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Actress Demi Lovato attends a “Camp Rock” premiere on Jun 11, 2008.

Actress Demi Lovato attends a “Camp Rock” premiere on Jun 11, 2008.


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Disney artist Demi Lovato perfoms during a 2008 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on Jul 26, 2008.

Disney artist Demi Lovato perfoms during a 2008 Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning on Jul 26, 2008.


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Demi Lovato performs during The Nokia on Jul 17, 2009.

Demi Lovato performs during The Nokia on Jul 17, 2009.


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Demi Lovato arrives during “2009 American Music Awards”on Nov 22, 2009.

Demi Lovato arrives during “2009 American Music Awards”on Nov 22, 2009.


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Actress/singer Demi Lovato arrives during Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Actress/singer Demi Lovato arrives during Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a Los Angeles premiere of “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” on Feb 24, 2009.

Demi Lovato arrives during a Los Angeles premiere of “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” on Feb 24, 2009.


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Demi Lovato attends a premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” on Aug 18, 2010 in New York City.

Demi Lovato attends a premiere of “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” on Aug 18, 2010 in New York City.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hold during Sunset Tower on Mar 7, 2010.

Demi Lovato arrives during a 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hold during Sunset Tower on Mar 7, 2010.


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Demi Lovato arrives during Padres Contra El Cancer’s 25th Anniversary Gala during The Hollywood Palladium on Sep 23, 2010.

Demi Lovato arrives during Padres Contra El Cancer’s 25th Anniversary Gala during The Hollywood Palladium on Sep 23, 2010.


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Demi Lovato performs during a “Shop ‘Til You Rock” eventuality during a Glendale Galleria on Jul 17, 2010.

Demi Lovato performs during a “Shop ‘Til You Rock” eventuality during a Glendale Galleria on Jul 17, 2010.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards  on Aug 28, 2011.

Demi Lovato arrives during a The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards  on Aug 28, 2011.


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Demi Lovato performs onstage during The Greek Theatre on Jul 18, 2012.

Demi Lovato performs onstage during The Greek Theatre on Jul 18, 2012.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a ‘The X Factor’ observation celebration on Dec 6, 2012.

Demi Lovato arrives during a ‘The X Factor’ observation celebration on Dec 6, 2012.


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Demi Lovato arrives during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango 2013 on May 11, 2013.

Demi Lovato arrives during 102.7 KIIS FM’s Wango Tango 2013 on May 11, 2013.


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Demi Lovato attends “The X Factor” Season 2 Auditions on Jun 16, 2012.

Demi Lovato attends “The X Factor” Season 2 Auditions on Jun 16, 2012.


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Demi Lovato performs onstage during a 2012 People’s Choice Awards on Jan 11, 2012.

Demi Lovato performs onstage during a 2012 People’s Choice Awards on Jan 11, 2012.


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Demi Levato visits during Z100 Studio on Apr 10, 2013. 

Demi Levato visits during Z100 Studio on Apr 10, 2013. 


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Singer Demi Lovato in attandance during a UFC 184 eventuality on Feb 28, 2015.

Singer Demi Lovato in attandance during a UFC 184 eventuality on Feb 28, 2015.


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Demi Lovato performs during Demi Lovato’s Debut of her New Single, “Cool for a Summer,” on Jul 1, 2015.

Demi Lovato performs during Demi Lovato’s Debut of her New Single, “Cool for a Summer,” on Jul 1, 2015.


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Demi Lovato visits during SiriusXM Studios on Jul 1, 2015.

Demi Lovato visits during SiriusXM Studios on Jul 1, 2015.


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Demi Lovato performs in unison with Nick Jonas on Sep 9, 2016.

Demi Lovato performs in unison with Nick Jonas on Sep 9, 2016.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a 59th GRAMMY Awards on Feb 12, 2017.

Demi Lovato arrives during a 59th GRAMMY Awards on Feb 12, 2017.


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Demi Lovato arrives during a 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

Demi Lovato arrives during a 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.


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Singer Demi Lovato during Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Mar 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 

Singer Demi Lovato during Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Mar 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 


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Demi Lovato is celebrating 5 years of sobriety.

The 24-year-old thespian distinguished with an Instagram post on Wednesday. She writes that “it’s been utterly a journey,” adding, “so many times we wanted to relapse though sat on my hands and begged God to soothe a obsession.”

Lovato’s personal struggles have been well-documented. In 2010, she left a debate with a Jonas Brothers and entered rehab for an eating commotion and self-mutilation. She has also pronounced that she used drugs and ethanol to self -medicate.


Lovato says she has bipolar commotion and has been an disciple for mental health awareness.

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