The Moment Demi Lovato Knew She Hit “Rock Bottom” & Needed to Get Sober

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Back in March, Demi Lovato celebrated five years of being sober. The 25-year-old has come a long way since she entered rehab for drug addiction, mental health issues, and more, at the end of 2010, and is now ready to reflect on the moment she knew she needed to get help once and for all.

“The final [intervention], everyone was like, ‘We are no longer going to leave, we are leaving,'” the “Sorry Not Sorry” crooner said on The Jonathan Ross Show. “That was the moment when I thought, ‘Okay, I really need to get help and get sober.’ This time I knew…I had hit rock bottom and I just needed to do this for myself.”

While Demi’s entire family obviously played a huge role in her sobriety, she credits her little sister, Madison De La Garza, for being the push she needed to commit to recovery.

DL explained, “I knew that I had a lot of life ahead of me, but one of the main reasons of getting sober was so that I could be around my little sister because my mom and dad [said I couldn’t be around her] if I was doing stuff. […] I had family and really close friends and my manager, they all were by my side through everything; I wouldn’t be here without them. My fans too…I feel they gave me a reason to live and I’m forever grateful.”

The former Sonny With a Chance star, whose album Tell Me You Love Me came out today, will continue to share her story, even though it may be uncomfortable, because she wants to “help others and inspire them to get the help they need.”


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