Demi Lovato Drug Addiction: I Didn’t Think I’d Make It Past 21

Posted on June 28th, 2016 at 9:57 am
True Demi Lovato Drug AddictionDemi Lovato is admitting that she didn't think she'd make it past 21. In a new interview with American Way, the starlet opens up about her past struggles with eating disorders and drug addiction, revealing to the mag that her problems with body image began when she was only a toddler. "Even though I was 2 or 3 years old, being around someone who was 80 pounds and had an active eating disorder, it’s hard not to grow up like that," she says, revealing that her mother had been bulimic. And she says it was only after she entered into beauty pageants that the problem progressed to a whole new level. "My body-image awareness started way before that, but I do attribute a little of my insecurities to being on stage and judged for my beauty." "I lived fast and I was going to die young. I didn’t think I would make it to 21," she declares. But then the actress entered into rehab in 2010, where she began to truly turn her life around. "Once I started eating again, the other issues got worse. It was like Whack-a-Mole," she says, explaining why she then entered a sober house to address her substance abuse problems. "I didn’t go into treatment thinking, 'OK, now I’m going to be an inspiration.' At times, I was resentful for having that kind of responsibility, but now, it’s really become a part of my life. It holds me accountable."