Well, it certainly hasn’t been easy traveling, but Demi Lovato has reached a major milestone in her long road to recovery.
Lovato is still in rehab and has not spoken to the media in several months, but her mother, Dianna De La Garza, shared an encouraging update with fans over the weekend.
Appearing on Maria Menounos’ Sirius radio show, De La Garza revealed that Demi recently celebrated 90 days of sobriety.
“She has 90 days,” De La Garza said.
“I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work. It’s very hard,” she added.
“It’s not easy, and there are no shortcuts.”
Back in July, Lovato suffered a heroin overdose that nearly claimed her life.
After being hospitalized for a week, the singer was transported to an Arizona rehabilitation facility, where she’s been a patient ever since.
Demi has left the facility several times to meet with addiction specialists in Chicago, and her mother has been her traveling companion for each trip.
De La Garza revealed to Menounos that she found out about her daughter’s overdose via text messages from friends who reached out to offer support after reading the news online.
“The one text message that clued me in on what was going on said, ‘I just saw on TMZ and I’m so sorry,’” De La Garza said.
“Before I could get to TMZ, I got the phone call from her assistant and she said, ‘We’re at the hospital.’ So then I knew, okay, she’s not gone,” she recalled. “
“She’s here. And I said, ‘What’s going on?’ And the words that I heard are just a nightmare for any parent: ‘Demi overdosed.’”
In the months since her overdose, Demi has kept a low profile, but those who know the singer best say she’s 100 percent devoted to hard work of recovery.
Lovato issued a statement to fans on her Instagram page prior to checking into rehab:
“I now need time to focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she wrote.
“The love you all have shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out of this on the other side.”
Those who know her best, say that Demi has benefited tremendously from the love and support of her family, friends, and fans.
We wish her all the best as she fights to reclaim her health.