Demi Lovato just revealed the details of her cocaine addiction

We knew Demi Lovato had struggled with drug addiction in the past, and she has just revealed exactly how far her issues went.

In her new YouTube documentary, Demi and some members of her team detail what went on while she was using.

Demi felt out of control from the first time she tried cocaine, she said, and she believes her interest in drugs could be because her father was a drug addict. She thinks she might have been using in order to figure out why her dad was so interested in drugs.

At one point, the world thought Demi was sober — but she wasn’t.

“I wasn’t ready to be sober,” she said. “I was sneaking cocaine on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night. I went on a bender of like, two months, where I was using daily. I was using while I had a sober companion, and I went through about 20 different sober companions. I would sneak out and get drugs, I would fake my drug tests with other people’s pee.”

She also once thought she was overdosing due to taking a mix of cocaine and Xanax.

“There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and popped a few Xanax bars and I began to choke a little bit,” she said. “My heart started racing and I thought to myself: ‘Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now.'”

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It’s admirable that Demi is being this honest in her documentary. Drug and alcohol use is rampant in the entertainment industry and plenty of stars hide their own substance abuse issues, even when pretending to be open about their struggles — as Demi herself proves.

If you are struggling with drug abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helpline at 1-800-662-4357 (HELP).

Watch Demi’s documentary below.

[H/T Refinery 29]

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