Demi Lovato has opened up to Access Hollywood about just how bad her issues with cocaine were. She said that she hit rock bottom at the young age of only 19-years-old.
She said, “With my drug use, I could hide it to where I would sneak drugs. I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it basically and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I’d sneak to the bathroom and I’d do it. That’s how difficult it got and that was even with somebody, I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me and I was able to hide it from them as well.”
She went on to say, “I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at. I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it.”
She also talked of the eating disorder of which she has suffered since she was eight-years-old. She said, “It was always there, but then I just acted on it at around eight or nine-years-old. I started overeating, compulsively overeating. I would bake cookies and then eat the whole pan. I went from doing that to being unhappy with my body. I went to just completely starving myself and that turned into throwing up and starving myself and it was just this crazy battle going on inside of me.”
She continued, “It got really difficult and I would throw up and it would just be blood and it was something that I realized if I don’t stop this, I am going to die.”
Her mother, Dianna Hart said, “I had issues I needed to work on as well because I wasn’t setting a good example for her. I had a terrible eating disorder that I had for many, many years and I didn’t realize it and I had to face up to the fact that I was suffering as well. And a lot of what Demi went through with an eating disorder had to do with what she had seen growing up.”