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 detox, residential, and 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 973.380.0905 or contact us online now.