Demi Lovato Rehab Update: Working Hard, Ditching Toxic Friends

It’s been one month since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that left her hospitalized and very nearly claimed her life.

Needless to say, it’s been a sad and scary time for Demi, her loved ones, and her legion of fans.

Fortunately, the millions who have expressed concerns on social media can begin to breathe a sigh of relief.

Demi is far from out of the woods, but those closest to the singer say she’s fully committed herself to the hard work of recovery.

“Demi is cooperating and doing what they tell her to do,” a source close to the singer tells Radar Online.

The insider adds that as part of her treatment Demi has ended friendships with several people who served as negative influences in her life.

“In addition, she has cut out pretty much everyone except for her immediate family and [her ex-boyfriend] Wilmer Valderrama.  right now,” the source says.

Yes, while Demi reportedly doesn’t blame anyone else for her relapse, it seems that for the time being, she feels it’s best to steer clear of some of her hard-partying friends.

While fans have blamed the overdose on Dani Vitale – Lovato’s longtime friend and backup dancer — the singer has come to terms with the fact that her addictions stem from deeper issues within her own psyche.

And it’s for that reason that Demi is dividing her time between a treatment center in Arizona and a psychiatric hospital in Chicago. 

“She is still going back and forth to Chicago with her mom,” says the source.

“Demi is not depending only on drug rehabilitation because she really believes that her problems stem from her need to self-medicate her depression with drugs and alcohol.”

Thankfully, she’s got the right people in her corner these days.

“Everyone that knows her family is incredibly supportive and just want her to get well,” says the source.

We wish Demi all the best in her continued recovery. 


Audrey Roloff Offers 3 Pieces of Advice for Working Moms

Audrey Roloff gets it, you guys.

Or you gals, to be more accurate.

She's a mother to a precious daughter named Ember and she also works: formerly as a cast member on Little People, Big World (until announcing her departure last month) and also as an author and an entrepreneur.

Roloff admits that she's learning as she goes, trying to find the proper balance between her professional life and her personal life.

But she's learned enough after about a year of parenthood to pass along some tips.

In an Instagram message Audrey posted in August of 2018, she passed along the following pieces of advice to "working moms" around the world..

1. Tip #1:

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Writes Audrey to open this lengthy caption, which she shared along a photo of herself and almost-one-year-old Ember: “GRACE. Give yourself loads of grace when you see all the things other mothers are doing that make me feel less-than.”

2. More on Grace:

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“I am constantly reminding myself that my standard for motherhood should be rooted in the Word of God NOT the world of Instagram,” concludes Amber on this topic.

3. But Hasn’t She Discussed Grace Before?

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Yes, in February of 2018 Audrey wrote on Instagram: “”GRACE. If I had to sum up what motherhood has taught me into one word, it would be grace.

4. What Did She Mean at the Time?

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You tell us, Auds! “I can be pretty hard on myself, and motherhood is teaching me to give myself grace in the moments when I feel unequipped, ill prepared, or like I don’t measure up. On the days when I discover I haven’t been doing something that everyone else seems to be doing, grace. When my ideals don’t fit to reality, grace. When I’m overwhelmed by all the conflicting research on all the hot button issues, grace. When I start to compare myself to the other mama warriors out there, grace. When I get criticized and accused, grace.”

5. A Final Word on Grace

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Also from this February 2018 post: “When I realize I’m not the kind, patient, and loving wife intend to be, grace. When I get down on myself for working too much or not enough, grace. When I haven’t checked anything off my to-do list, grace. When I’ve worn the same outfit 7 days in a row, grace… I am choosing to release my harsh and sometimes worldly standards and learning to embrace His grace in my weakness. His power is perfected in my weakness.”

6. Okay, Got It. On to Tip #2!

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Writes Roloff in her latest pseudo advice column: “Establish your team before you have a baby. Expect to have less than half the time you did beforehand.”

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Jill Duggar: Still Working As a Midwife Despite Dangerous Lack of Training?!

Ever since Derick Dillard got fired by TLC after revealing himself to be a bigoted bully on social media, there hasn’t been a whole lot of cash pouring into his bank account.

The problem, you see, is that Jill Duggar quit Counting On in a show of solidarity, which means the Dillard household went from a two-income home to a zero-income home overnight.

And Derick didn’t marry into a wealthy family just to go on punching a clock like some shlub, which means it’s time for Jill start earning.

Fortunately, the mother of two has been paid to practice a skill in the past.

Unfortunately, she may not be qualified to do so and her lack of proper training might be putting lives at risk.

Longtime fans of the Duggar clan will recall that Jill has worked as a midwife intermittently over the years.

They might also recall that there’s an ongoing debate as to whether or not Jill is properly trained and licensed for such work.

Whatever the case, Jill is back at it.

She revealed this week that she’s launched her own midwife service called Labor Sit, and it seems the new venture is already off to a rousing start.

Jill posted the above photo yesterday, along with a caption reading:

“Got to help deliver this chunker the other day! Sam helped me #laborsit then napped like a champ when the time came!”

First of all, did Jill just body-shame that baby?!

(We kid, no need to call us snowflakes in the comments.)

But more importantly, is Jill qualified to even work as a midwife’s assistant, much less run her own midwife service?

The answer, as In Touch Weekly points out, is a matter of intense debate amongst Duggar obsessives. 

“She is licensed,” one fan asserted on Reddit.

“They even posted a picture of it on their blog when she passed her exam to become a CPM. She went to school for it. They talked about it on the old TV show.”

“She’s not licensed,” another retorted.

“Where you read that you have been misinformed… Also, how do you presume she got a degree when her only form of education is Bill Gothard’s ATI curriculum at Michelle Duggar’s kitchen table?”

The photo in question does show Jill holding a Certified Professional Midwife’s license, but the situation is still not as cut and dried as it seems.

As many fans have noted, Jill has only been granted a CPM competency certificate, which is different from a Certified Nurse Midwife license, generally considered the standard in her field.

That distinction requires a Bachelor’s degree, one year of nursing experience, and three years in a nurse-midwifery program – none of which has Jill obtained.

In addition to the controversy over Jill’s licensing, there’s some skepticism over the training she received early on in her career.

Jill’s earliest experiences as a midwife came under the tutelage of a woman named Venessa Giron.

Giron had her license revoked in 2015 following a botched delivery and subsequent lawsuit that also prompted her to move to a new state in order to continue practicing.

The plaintiff in the lawsuit was a new mom named Tiffany Nance who claims she nearly died during her delivery, and Giron refused to dial 911 despite the fact that a life was clearly in danger.

Jill reportedly assisted with the birth, but we’re guessing she decided to leave that particular incident off her resumé.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.