Demi Lovato’s Path To Recovery


Priscila Chavez, Reporter

 Addiction is something that has been know to be hard to be to overcome and can even take someone’s life if not treated right away.

     On July 24 at 11:22 am an ambulance was called near the Hollywood Hills in response to a call of apparent drug overdose. The now 26 year old singer, Demetria Lovato was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California. According to CNN the male 911 operator asked the female caller if she was with “the patient,” the female caller responded with “I was, I’m downstairs. There are other people (who) went in.” The unidentified female can be heard saying “we just need to get somebody out here,” and then tells the dispatcher “wait, no sirens right?” but he then responded with “No, no this is a medical emergency. I have no control over that.” and continues to say “This is definitely a medical emergency and we need to get there as fast as possible.”

     Lovato’s representative later announced that

     “Demi is awake and with her family, who wants to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support.” and continued on with saying that some of the information being reported was incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation, as her health and recovery is the most important thing to them at the moment.

     “My mom had showed me an article about Demi saying she had an overdose but I hadn’t read or seen anything of it for myself so I didn’t believe it at first. But when I saw it was true I was surprised and deeply saddened to hear what she had done to herself. I only hoped that she would find proper help again” said Dalila Medina (‘19).

     Lovato has been very open with her struggle with substance abuse with fans since the start of her career. But on March 14, 2018 Lovato took to Twitter to celebrate for six years of her sobriety expressing how it is possible to overcome something so dark.

     “It’s very sad to see Demi go through this again, I hope she has a quick recovery,”said Vanessa Lujan (‘20).

     Lovato is now improving and wrote on instagram “I will keep fighting,” and has gotten so much support from fans and many celebrities who showed their love for Lovato by tweeting heartfelt messages to her on Twitter.