Demi Lovato just achieved five years of sobriety — and she’s singing the praises of those who helped her get there.
The pop star celebrated the inspiring milestone on Wednesday with a rousing Instagram post, looking back on her journey toward becoming substance free while expressing gratitude for everyone who supported her over the years.
“So grateful. It’s been quite the journey. So many ups and downs,” Lovato began. “So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession.”
“I’m so proud of myself but I couldn’t have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me,” she continued. “Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me.”
Demi Lovato is now five years sober.
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In the motivational upload, the “Confident” singer also shared a screen grab of her 12 Steps app, which documents how long a user has been sober in terms of hours, days, months and years.
Lovato, 24, has often spoken out about her past struggles with substance abuse, including in an interview with “Access Hollywood” where she admitted she would use cocaine during flights.
“I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she said. “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 (with me), 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.”
In that same interview, Lovato said she hit her low point when she was carrying a Sprite bottle filled with vodka with her on the way to the airport, and was throwing up in the cab.
Lovato, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, more recently opened up about her recovery in an interview on the “Today” show.
“I wish that more people can understand from a point where it’s not a choice to have an addiction,” she said in 2015. “And with bipolar disorder, it’s a chemical imbalance, and it’s something that you have to figure out, your own treatment with your own team. In order to do that, it takes time … Finally, I’m in a great place where I can say recovery is possible.”