Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato Enters Rehab Following Drug Overdose

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Two weeks following the drug overdose that sparked public conversation about addiction and mental health, Demi Lovato has admitted herself to a rehabilitation center.

“The Grammy-nominated singer was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and has entered an undisclosed rehab facility,” CNN reported on Tuesday.

The singer was rushed to Cedars-Sinai on July 24 following an overdose at her home. Her team hasn’t disclosed the specific drug she overdosed on, but her recovery saw complications that kept her in the hospital longer than expected.

Some symptoms of those complications included nausea, vomiting, and a high fever.

Demi Lovato finally spoke out about the incident on Sunday.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote on Instagram. “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 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,” she added.

The details of Demi’s overdose have been inescapable over the last two weeks, with TMZ even releasing the 911 call that started it all. (Listen here.)

According to reports, Demi was having an all-night party at her home in the Hollywood Hills on Monday, July 23. The singer had spent the early evening celebrating a backup dancer’s birthday at Saddle Ranch, a restaurant in West Hollywood, where sources say she seemed “happy and lucid.”

The all-nighter ended with a call to 911 just before 12 p.m. PST the following day.

When first responders reached Demi’s home, her friends were gone but had treated her with Narcan before they left. One source says the drug was not heroin as previously reported. The Blast reports that Demi would not tell law enforcement what drug(s) she overdosed on but a nurse suggested that meth was involved. This may not be the case, however; Narcan is used to treat opioid overdose, not stimulant overdose.

Demi Lovato, who is outspoken about her past history with drug abuse and bipolar disorder, will remain in rehab for an undetermined amount of time while she puts her focus back on her recovery.

“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” Demi told fans. “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.”

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