On Saturday, Demi Lovato opened up about her sixth year being sober, while receiving her “Spirit of Sobriety” award at the annual “Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular” in Beverly Hills. She admits “everyday is a battle.”
What She Said
Demi Lovato has opened up about her sixth year being sober, admitting that it is something she has to work on “every single day.” Lovato received the “Spirit of Sobriety” award at the annual “Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular” in Beverly Hills.
“Everyday is a battle,” she said. “You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well.”
I see a therapist twice a week,” Lovato continued. “I make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority.”
Demi Lovato has been quite vocal about her struggles with mental health- including her struggle with Bipolar Disorder, addiction, cutting, as well as eating disorders.
“When I went to rehab, my manager said you know, ‘You can either keep this private or you can share this with the world, and hopefully, someone can learn from your struggles,’” Lovato told PEOPLE of why she chose to be very open about her journey.
“And when I heard that I thought, ‘I think it’s more important that people learn from my struggles than to keep it to myself,’” she shared.
She recently also shared a photo of how long she’s been sober back in March. According to the photo, she had been sober for “5 years/60 months/1,827 days/ 43,813 hours.”