Demi Lovato is a fighter, and though her journey has had a lot of ups and downs, the artist is working harder than ever to keep on moving up. From her struggles with body image to her mental health challenges, Demi's never been afraid to get refreshingly candid with her fans, and she's certainly inspired others with her strength. She's always been open about her history of drug and alcohol abuse, but following her near-fatal 2018 overdose, Demi's been more outspoken than ever. She reminds her fans that, as difficult as it is to get sober, staying sober is even trickier. We have a feeling that if anyone can do it, Demi can, and these powerful Demi Lovato quotes about sobriety show just how determined she is.
On Asking For Help
- "I think when someone gets to rock bottom and they need a way out of that hole, the only way to get out is to surrender and ask for help."
- "I had all the help in the world, but I didn't want it. When I hit that moment I was like, it's no longer fun when you're doing it alone."
- "The final [intervention], everyone was like, 'We are no longer going to leave, we are leaving.' That was the moment when I thought, 'Okay, I really need to get help and get sober.' This time I knew . . . I had hit rock bottom and I just needed to do this for myself."
On Helping Others
- "I've decided to be open about my story and share everything that I've been through because it helps others. And I've had several people come up to me and say, 'Hey, my dad got sober because you did.' or 'I got sober because you did.' And it just is so meaningful and impactful to me that I wouldn't change it for the world."
- "When I went to rehab, my manager said you know, 'You can either keep this private or you can share this with the world, and hopefully, someone can learn from your struggles.' And when I heard that I thought, 'I think it's more important that people learn from my struggles than to keep it to myself.'"
- "I remember sitting with my manager and my family and talking to them about whether or not to speak out about the issues that I was dealing with. I knew that there were two options: I could either not talk about my stint in rehab and hope that it went away, or I could talk about it and inspire people to get help for their issues, as well, so that's exactly what I did."
On Facing Challenges
- "Every day is a battle. You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well."
- "I had to learn the hard way that I can't do parties anymore. Some people can go out and not be triggered, but that's not the case for me. I know [my life] sounds so boring. But I've come to a place where I'd rather be relaxed than get all dressed up and go to some party or club with people who don't really care about my well-being at all."
- "When I'm struggling or when I'm going through a rough time, I look towards the future for hope and to change my perspective on things. And especially when I go through something difficult, I always stop and I think, 'Okay, why is God putting me through this?' And sometimes it doesn't make sense in that moment, but kind of like the song ["Anyone"], I recorded it, went through everything, and then it made sense later."
On Owning Her Story
- "I never want to be like, 'Oh, I've been through so much,' like it's a sob story. I'm proud of what I've been through and gotten over and sometimes, even to this day, when I do go through something I'm like, 'OK. It's just a part of my story.' It'll be more to tell, and that's fine."
- "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."
- "Ultimately, I made the decision that got me to where I am today. It was my actions that put me in the position that I'm in. I think it's important that I sit here on this stage and tell you at home, or you in the audience or you right here that if you do go through this, you yourself can get through it. You can get to the other side, and it may be bumpy, but you are a 10 out of 10. Don't forget it. As long as you take the responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved."