Omg! Demi Lovato spills the beans about getting sober in the new issue of Seventeen magazine!
And if you’re like me, that is to say way over the age of 15 and barely under the age of 40, you have no idea who that is. For those of you who grew up in the 80s, from what I gather she’s like this generation’s version of Debbie Gibson or Tiffany except she’s from a Disney channel show and she punched one of her backup dancers right before she was carted off to rehab. The lovely Lady Lovato gives all of the details of hitting rock bottom, her up and down friendship with Miley Cyrus and talks about the benefits of being sober. “I’m not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using [drugs], like a lot of teens do to numb their pain,” she tells the magazine. After what she calls an intervention from her parents and a year in recovery, Lovato says “”I think sober is sexy. It’s cool. I think it’s way cooler to be above the influence than under the influence.”
Even though I’m a zillion years older and a few million dollars poorer than her, I have to say I identify with her story. Sure it all sounds a little After School Special-ish but at least she’s honest about having a problem and getting help. I was 19 when I first tried to stop and I lasted a few months and started again. I was self-medicating to avoid dealing with who I was. Would hearing someone like Lovato’s experience with recovery helped me back in the day? It’s impossible to say. Probably not since I was more of a Cyndi Lauper/Siouxsie Sioux fan than a Tiffany fan but it may have made an impact. Either way it takes guts for this chick to honestly talk about it and who knows someone of her generation might really get something out of it.
As far as the sexy thing goes, I totally agree. I mean have you seen me or the people who read this blog? We’re some sexy beasts for sure!