On July 24th, 2018, popular singer Demi Lovato suffered a drug overdose scare that
sent her to the hospital. Complications with treatment and the symptoms
of her drug overdose — the actual substance that caused her overdose
has not been confirmed but only speculated to be
heroin by many newsgroups — kept her in the hospital for longer than initially
expected. She has now begun
drug rehabilitation treatments.
Demi Lovato has struggled with substance abuse for many years. In 2010,
she entered herself into rehabilitation for cocaine addiction,
alcohol addiction, and an eating disorder related to mental health issues. On her own Instagram
feed, she spoke how the recent overdose taught her that substance addiction
is a disease that does not simply go away, but it instead is a lifelong
challenge to keep fighting. She even hinted at her worries about relapsing
and endangering her health with drug use in her song “Sober”
that was released only a few weeks before the 2018 overdose.
The important lesson to take from Demi’s story is that drug addiction
is something that can affect
anyone. There is no certain walk of life that succumbs to drug or alcohol addiction
more than another. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance
addiction, then know you are not alone in the slightest.
Her story has also shown the world that drug addiction can be challenged
and overcome with confidence, but it also requires continual effort. Not
staying on top of your own recovery can invite the temptation to relapse.
Thankfully, there are groups like Turning Point out there that want to help.
To learn more about Demi’s ongoing story about recovery, you can
click here to visit a full article from CNN. If you or a loved one need help to overcome
substance addiction in New Jersey, you can rely on Turning Point. We know
that no two people are the same, and so our
outpatient programs are always fully personalized for each person who comes to our drug rehabilitation
center. To learn more about what we do and how you can find your strength
to defeat addiction, call
contact us online now.