Demi Lovato in Rehab: What Do We Know?

Thanks to her first official statement since nearly dying from a drug overdose, fans now know what Demi Lovato is thinking.

But these same fans do not know where Demi Lovato actually is at the moment.

And that may not change any time soon.

According to multiple outlets, the troubled artist has left Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and is on her way to a treatment center.

Not even the sleuths at TMZ have figured out Demi’s exact location, however, except to confirm that she will be in rehab someplace located a distance from California.

Aside from getting the star all the professional helps she needs, part of the basis for this move is to also get Lovato far away from some of the bad influences that had overtaken her life in the weeks leading up to her overdose.

As previously reported, these toxic friends were never really friends at all.

They didn’t push Lovato to overcome her dark side and her dangerous impulses; they encouraged these sides and impulses to come out.

As a result, Lovato spent most of the night partying to weeks ago, only to be found hours later in a state of unconsciousness.

An assistant called 911 and paramedics arrived just in time to save the singer’s life.

TMZ writes that Lovato flew via private plans to a rehab center that an insider describes as “one of the nation’s leading facilities for addiction.”

By our estimation, this will be Lovato’s third time receiving professional treatment in such a manner — and we just pray, as cliche as it sounds, that this third time in the charm.

Per Radar Online, meanwhile, Demi will remain at her rehab center for a minimum of three months.

She is reportedly set to take this treatment seriously, despite having previously scoffed at suggestions from those close to her over the past several weeks that she needs help.

It took the star being rushed to the hospital in order for her to see their point.

“She is scheduled to stay for 90 days,” a source tells Radar simply.

This same source says that Lovato is not being held against her will.

This is not a case of an involuntary psychiatric hold, known as a Sectio 5150, which means that Demi will be free to check herself out of rehab at any time.

“Demi left the hospital over the weekend. She will get continued care at an in-patient rehab facility,” reports People Magazine, adding:

“At the hospital, she was surrounded by family and friends that support her sobriety. They all want Demi to be the best she can. Demi is surrounded by a lot of love. She has people in her life that really care.

“She has a long journey ahead, but with all the love, her journey could absolutely be a positive one.”

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Lovato was sober for six years prior to this relapse.

She talked openly during that time about her previous hardcore drug use, her self-esteem issues, her eating disorder and even the suicidal thoughts she had at seven years old.

We’ve always admired the singer for her honesty and for her mission to help other teens and/or young women experiencing anything close to what she experienced.

The superstar posted an emotional note on Instagram yesterday, which marked the first words to come directly from Lovato since her hospitalization.

This message included the following:

I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction.

What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.

I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond.

Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time. I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time.

Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.


Demi Lovato Plans to End Her Toxic Friendships in Order to Recover

On Sunday, Demi Lovato released her first statement in the aftermath of her hospitalization for a devastating overdose.

Though we know that Demi has agreed to enter rehab, she is also taking additional steps to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.

A huge part of that is severing ties with toxic people in her life — even if they’re her own blood relatives.

According to TMZ, Demi Lovato’s team is going to help her weed out negative or toxic influences in her life that made it so easy for her to relapse after six years of sobriety.

That means that, after she leaves rehab, they’re going to help her sever ties with people — including friends of hers.

Specifically, they’re looking to exclude the real party animals and those who use drugs.

They’re also seeking to cut her off from “yes friends.”

That is, friends who will just say yes to anything because it’s in their nature or because she’s Demi. Separating celebrities from enablers can be a tricky business.

The team’s broad mandate for ending some of these perilous relationships has some people in mind in particular.

They apparently intend to cut her off from one toxic friend in particular — though we can only speculate as to which friend that might be.

(Some would say that, since Demi was partying with G-Eazy following her relapse and he’s been heavily associated with drugs, that smart money is on him)

What’s more is that Demi’s team intends to sever her relationship with a distant relative.

It sounds like they mean business.

But while Demi’s team held a meeting this week to determine who should be cut off and how, ultimately, this will all be up to Demi.

All that they can do is advise.

Sources say that the team is going to suggest to Demi that she get a new phone number and only give it out to the people whom she trusts the most.

After all, it doesn’t do much good to cut people out of her life physically if they can still reach her — or she can still reach them — at any given moment.

Addiction is an illness that is always lurking and ready for just the right opportunity. Part of recovery is avoiding the most dangerous opportunities.

As we previously reported, plans are already set up for Demi to enter a live-in rehab facility when she exits the hospital.

The plan is for her to have zero down-time to recover at home before she goes to rehab — which is probably smart.

It is not yet known where her rehab facility will be (which is totally fine — that’s her business!), though it is believed that she probably won’t do rehab in L.A. as there are too many triggers for her there.

At present, we don’t even know if she’ll be recovering in California.

What we do know is that her family’s intention is for her to be able to attend a facility that can accommodate a huge star without her standing out too much. Fortunately, there are places that specialize in just that.

Demi Lovato’s guitarist blamed her friends for her overdose, castigating anyone who was with her that night.

This was followed by Demi’s friends receiving death threats — even those of them who had not been with her.

Demi Lovato’s BFF Dani Vitale had to plead for the death threats to stop. Yes, Demi had been celebrating her birthday with her hours earlier. But no, she had not been with her for the overdose.

We hope that fans will remember that they can support Demi without harassing or threatening the lives of those who love her.

Everyone just wants Demi to be okay.


Demi Lovato Releases First Statement Since Near-Fatal Overdose

Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since nearly dying of a drug overdose just under two weeks ago.

In a statement released to the public, the beloved and troubled singer addressed this frightening incident… her road to recovery… and those who have been responsible for her well-being over the past several days.

Scroll down to see what Lovato had to say…

Via Instagram, this is how Demi opened her heartfelt message to fans and supporters:

I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time.

It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.

Lovato, as you likely know by now, was found unconscious inside her Los Angeles bedroom on Tuesday morning, July 31.

Initial reports indicated that Lovato has overdosed on heroin, but follow-up articles made it clear that the substance Lovato ingested or injected remains unknown.

The same can be said for Lovato’s status.

We know she’s alive. We know she nearly died. And we believe she has agreed to attend some sort of rehab for the third time over the past few years.

Continues Lovato in her statement:

I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond.

Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time.

Lovato has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai in California for well over a week now.

In her message, the artist acknowledges that she came very close to dying.

And that she likely would have passed away if not for those around her (an assistant called 911) and the medical professionals who took over from there.

Writes the singer:

I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time.

Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you.

It’s hopefully a positive sign that Lovato recognizes this fact.

If she understands how close she came to accidentally killing herself, perhaps she will take the steps needed to attempt to get better once and for all.

Without revealing her plans for the future, this is how Lovato concluded her post:

I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.

I will keep fighting.

We can’t say for certain when we’ll next hear from Lovato, but that isn’t important right now of course.

She needs to take as much time as she needs to heal, mentally and physically, and it will likely serve her best to do so far away from the spotlight.

We just hope she knows how much her fans love her as she takes the time she needs to arrive in a healthier place.


Demi Lovato Publicly Addresses Overdose Nearly Two Weeks After Hospitalization

Demi Lovato is now publicly speaking out herself about her near-fatal overdose almost two weeks ago, saying she hasn’t beaten her addiction … and wants to focus on sobriety. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer posted an open letter on social media Sunday…


Demi Lovato Finally Agrees to Enter Rehab

We know that Demi Lovato is still in the hospital following her overdose, but fans and her loved ones are eager for her to get long-term help. They fear that if she doesn’t enter rehab, she’ll die.

There are two pieces of good news.

One, Demi has agreed to go to rehab. And two, the arrangements for rehab have already been made.

TMZ reports that Demi Lovato has agreed to enter rehab in the aftermath of her terrifying hospitalization for an overdose.

They also report that a plan has been formed with the intended facility.

According to TMZ’s sources, Demi’s family raised the issue of rehab directly — after waiting for days.

The reason for the delay was that Demi’s health was in a precarious place. Her scary overdose had a number of complications.

While she was so sick, apparently her family did not want to raise any contentious topics. That’s smart.

As we mentioned and as TMZ reports, Demi is still at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

But her stay at the hospital won’t be indefinite.

One source tells TMZ: “She’s getting out any day now.”

We don’t doubt it.

When she leaves the hospital, however, she won’t be headed home.

Insiders say that Demi won’t be taking a few days to recover from her stay at the hospital at home or in a hotel.

She will instead be headed directly to rehab.

We do not yet know which live-in rehab facility will become her new residence for the next little while.

In fact, we don’t even know if it’s in California or elsewhere.

We know that it is unlikely to be one in L.A. because there are so many triggers for Demi’s addiction.

We also know that it’s likely to be somewhere that can accommodate a celebrity who just had an extraordinarily public overdose.

Demi continues to have the love and support of her fans, her family, and her friends.

Unfortunately, in the aftermath of Demi’s overdose, her BFF Dani Vitale received death threats as some furious Lovatics blamed her for somehow being responsible for Demi’s overdose.

Vitale had to beg Demi’s fans to stop sending death threats, clarifying that though Demi had been celebrating her birthday hours earlier, she was with another group of people when she died.

Death threats aren’t okay either way, but it adds another layer of cruelty to try to blame someone who cares about Demi on such a personal level.

Just weeks before her overdose, Demi had revealed to the world that she had fallen off of the wagon in terms of her sobriety.

Prior to that, she had recently celebrated six years of sobriety.

This is a grim reminder that addiction isn’t cured by sobriety, and stays with people. It can be frighteningly easy for someone to fall back onto old, potentially deadly habits.

And no amount of financial resources or personal support makes someone immune to addiction.

We hope that Demi makes a full and speedy recovery. She has millions of people who love and adore her.