October 5, 2022
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Demi Lovato says they’re no longer ‘California sober,’ now ‘sober sober’: ‘The only way to be’

Demi Lovato is taking a brand new method to sobriety.

The singer and actor has been very candid about their struggles with substance abuse, together with a near-fatal overdose from fentanyl in 2018 that resulted in a coronary heart assault, a number of strokes, and momentary blindness.

Since then, Lovato has been “California sober” — an method to restoration that features marijuana use and generally alcohol moderately. Lovato defined their choice of their 2020 documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Satan. “Telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that’s setting myself up for failure because I am such a black and white thinker,” they stated within the doc.

However now they’ve determined to depart “California” behind.

“I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways,” Lovato wrote on their Instagram story Thursday. “Sober sober is the only way to be.”

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Representatives for Lovato did not instantly reply to EW’s request for additional remark.

Again in March, Lovato spoke with EW about their restoration journey and their method to sobriety. On the time, that included some alcohol and weed, together with common injections of the anti-opioid drug naltrexone, or Vivitro.

“It’s working for me and it has worked over the past two years,” Lovato stated of their certified sobriety. “My whole point is just that it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.” 

Lovato additionally made reference to that kind of incremental path to sobriety on the tune “California Sober” on their 2021 album Dancing with the Satan… The Artwork of Beginning Over.

“I’m California sober,” Lovato sings on the tune, “It doesn’t have to mean the growin’ part is over.”

Should you or somebody you recognize is battling dependancy, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.