Demi Lovato reveals addiction ‘I couldn’t go 30 minutes without cocaine’

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Disney star Demi Lovato has been candid about her struggles with eating disorders and mental health, and now, the singer, actress and X Factor judge has revealed that she once had such a serious cocaine addiction she was unable to cope without the drug for as little as half an hour.

“I couldn’t go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” Lovato said in a new Access Hollywood interview. “I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it.”

“I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it”

Lovato said she was able to hide her drug habit from a minder — a “sober companion” who was watching her 24/7.

The singer said her lowest point came one morning when she found herself drinking straight vodka from a Sprite bottle on the way to an airport — at 9 a.m. “I was throwing up in the car, and this was just to get on a plane to go back to L.A. to the sober living house I was staying at,” she said. “I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it. It’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone.”

“I think, at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, oh my god, that’s alcoholic behaviour,” Lovato went on.

Lovato, 21, checked into a rehabilitation facility in November 2010. At the time, she had been open about her struggles with depression, self-harm and disordered eating.‘smuggle’-cocaine-on-airplanes-exclusive/2920658584001?


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