Pop star Demi Lovato has just suffered from an overdose and at the time of this writing, there are reports that her condition is stable. There were some initial reports that she had overdosed on heroin, although there are some suggestions that may have been misleading. Whatever the drug was, we wish the absolute best for her and those close to her and hope she can successfully recover.
Demi’s struggles with substance abuse were not something she tried to keep secret. She recently released a song called “Sober” where she sang about her struggles with relapse. Some of the lyrics include:
Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore
And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor
To the ones who never left me
We’ve been down this road before I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.
The Trouble With Dependency
When a person, famous or otherwise, becomes dependent on a drug, the body becomes accustomed to it. How much of that drug it takes to have an effect will change so that it takes more and more of the drug to have the effect that it used to. When the person detoxes, the same size dose they used to be able to take can have a larger effect, overdosing or killing them.
Successful recovery depends on qualified medical supervision. Detox and recovery experts can help you not only with the withdrawal from heroin or other addictive substance, but will also help you create the tools for a recovery that prevents relapse.
If you are struggling with addiction to alcohol, heroin, or other substances, consider this: Demi Lovato has all the money and benefits that stardom offer her, but she still struggles with some of the same problems that many of us face as well. This shows the importance of building a positive peer network, clean living, commitment to the cause, and going to therapy and support groups. No matter how much wealth you have, you need supportive peers, and people that can help you maintain a positive lifestyle.
We hope that Demi will survive this experience, recover from it, and use this as an opportunity to help fans who may be dealing with the same situation. If you’re suffering from heroin addiction, don’t wait until it’s too late. Please call us at (855) 441-2449if you’re in need of heroin detox in Florida. As Demi herself said:
And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again
I wanna be a role model
but I’m only human.