Unpacking The Shocking Revelations Made In Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing With The Devil’ Documentary

Demi Lovato’s story is one filled with turmoil, blessings, more hardships, and miracles. Lovato publicly struggled with substance abuse for years and opened up about her latest challenges in a documentary. 

Nothing is more shocking than watching your favorite celebrities go through a downward spiral. These stars present themselves as confident, unreachable beings when they are only human like everyone else. 

Demi Lovato has been candid about her sobriety journey since her first stint in rehab in 2010. Eleven years later, the performer shares jaw-dropping revelations about how her journey truly panned out. 

Detailing Her 2018 Relapse

Demi Lovato celebrated six months of sobriety with a performance at Barclays Center in March 2018. A month after that, Demi was using drugs again after feeling miserable and questioning her sobriety. 

“I remember thinking to myself, I don’t even know why I’m sober anymore. I’m so miserable. … I picked up a bottle of red wine that night. It wasn’t even 30 minutes before I called someone that I knew had drugs on them,”

Says Demi Lovato

The talented singer confesses that during her relapse, she tried drugs that she had never done before. She discloses that she took a cocktail of drugs, including meth with cocaine, oxycontin, weed, and alcohol. 

It wasn’t too far after Demi went down a destructive path with some hazardous substances. She revealed that she started using crack cocaine and heroin, which made her dependent on the drugs after that.

Dealing With Sexual Assualt 

Demi reveals that she was found naked and blue on the morning of her overdose. She details how once she was conscious, a nurse asked her if she had consensual sex and saw a flash of her dealer on top of her.

After seeing that image in her head, Demi told nurses that she did have consensual sex. The actor later realized that she was never in the right state f mind to consent to sex, meaning the drug dealer violated her. 

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Demi revealed that wasn’t the first time someone had sexually violated her. The Disney alum shares that she lost her virginity at 15 years old due to rape by another teenager she was ‘hooking up’ with at the time. 

Lovato shares that she told the adults in her life about the violation, but nothing happened to the boy. Since then, Demi learned to keep quiet about instances of sexual assault for fear of not being believed. 

Going Blind And Relapsing Again

In a touching moment during the documentary, Demi reveals her first moments after waking up from the overdose. The singer says she woke up in the hospital with her sister beside her, but she couldn’t see her. 

It was then when Demi learned the terrifying effects of her recent overdose. Demi suffered three strokes, a heart attack, pneumonia, and multiple organ failure after her overdose, which also left her legally blind. 

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Unfortunately, even after all of that horror, Demi still called her dealer after going through recovery. She confesses that she felt mortified at her decision to take the drug that almost killed her from the same dealer again.

After her healing journey, Demi realized that drinking and smoking weed in moderation would work for her. She shares that completely shutting the door wasn’t working for her and that this choice gives her some power.

Written by:
Siba Mosana

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