By telling herself that she is incapable of consuming alcohol or smoking marijuana, Lovato is setting herself up for failure because she is such a black-and-white thinker, she explained.

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Pop star Demi Lovato is opening up about her relationship with drugs and alcohol.

In her YouTube docuseries "Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil," the 28-year-old singer confessed that she is not sober. According to her, she drinks and smokes marijuana moderately.

"I've learned that shutting a door on things makes me want to open the door even more," Lovato explained. 'I've learned that it doesn't work for me to say 'I'm never gonna do this again.'"


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The "Heart Attack" singer added that she has protocols in place to ensure she doesn't relapse into hard drugs, such as heroin.

Each month, Lovato is given Vivitrol shots. It blocks opioid molecules from attaching to opioid receptors and blocks dopamine's stimulation, preventing a person from getting high.

The singer then said she's done with the thing that is going to kill her but admitted smoking weed and drinking from time to time.


Credit: Courtesy of Demi Lovato/Instagram

A traditional treatment program in rehab centers and 12-step programs focus on total abstinence from drugs and alcohol instead of moderate usage.

By telling herself that she is incapable of consuming alcohol or smoking marijuana, Lovato is setting herself up for failure because she is such a black-and-white thinker, she explained.

"I had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe," Lovato added.



Because of her overdose in the year 2018, along with years of being a poster child for sobriety, she said she's been reluctant to tell her story. Yet Lovato made it clear that her so-called new relationship with drugs and alcohol is not for everyone.

"I also don't want people to hear that and think they could just try having a drink or smoking a joint because it isn't for everyone," she said. "Recovery isn't a one-size-fits-all solution."

Lovato added that it's always better for someone to voluntarily go to rehab or get sober on their own than for someone to be compelled to do it. It is up to individuals to make the decision for themselves, she noted.







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