It’s been three months since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
After spending over a week in the hospital detoxing and recovering from the physical damage she had endured, Demi relocated to a treatment facility in Arizona.
Lovato isn’t taking any chances this around, spending most of her time in Arizona, but also taking regular trips to Chicago, where she consults with the team of specialists who helped her get sober the first time around.
(Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety just prior to her most recent relapse.)
While the process is reportedly going as well as can be expected, those who know the singer best say she’ll be remaining in treatment for quite some time, just to be safe.
In fact, fans shouldn’t expect to see Demi making any public appearances prior to 2019.
“Demi is taking her sobriety extremely serious, and knows she has a long road ahead of her,” a source close to the situation tells Entertainment Tonight.
“At the end of the day, Demi is doing this for herself.
“She has to stay sober for her, but every time she has family or friends visit her it reminds her of all the other important people in her life that she needs to fight for as well.”
On Maria Menounos’ podcast this week Lovato’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, revealed that Demi is 90 days sober and fully committed to the lifelong work of recovery.
“I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” she said of Lovato’s road to recovery. “It’s not easy. There are no shortcuts.”
Insiders say Lovato looks back on her sober years as the happiest time of her life, and she’s determined to get back there.
“Demi is thankful she’s still alive and is doing whatever she can to never get to that point again,” says one source.
It certainly won’t be easy, but it sounds like Demi is very much up to the task.
We wish her all the best as she continues in her recovery process.