Demi Lovato puts constant effort into maintaining her sobriety.
The 25-year-old pop star, who celebrated being five years sober in March, explained all the ways she stays focused and devoted to leading a healthy, substance-free lifestyle every single day as she addressed the crowd at a drug prevention ceremony in Beverly Hills over the weekend.
“I see a therapist twice a week,” Lovato said Saturday at the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular, according to People. “I make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority.”
The singer admitted that “every day is a battle,” and that she places a major emphasis on both her physical and mental health as part of her journey.
“You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using,” she said.
Lovato was honored with the Spirit of Sobriety award during the seminar.
Demi Lovato attends the Brent Shapiro Foundation For Alcohol and Drug Prevention Summer Spectacular, where she addressed the audience and accepted the Spirit of Sobriety award.
The pop star has often been open about her past struggles with substance abuse, and about her fight to overcome addiction.
She celebrated her five-year anniversary of being sober in March with an Instagram post reflecting on her accomplishment while thanking those who supported her along the way.
“So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession,” Lovato wrote. “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.”
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer previously revealed in an interview with “Access Hollywood” that she would use cocaine on flights and drink on the way to the airport.
“I couldn’t go without 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes,” she said in 2013. “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.”
The pop star, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011, also told “Access Hollywood” that her low point occurred when she vomited in a cab on her way to the airport after bringing along a Sprite bottle filled with vodka at 9 a.m.
“When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone,” she said.