by Andres, My Daily Cafe Contributor
It’s hard to believe that at only 19 years old she’s been a hit Disney star, singer and most recently an Advocate. It’s no secret that Demi Lovato was battling depression and drug abuse. After going through a rehab stay that was widely publicized, she–unlike many other celebrities–was able to come out stronger, jumping right back into the spotlight. She used the press surrounding her rehab stay to be an advocate for others who are going through what she did. She also found an opportunity to record a hit album that was centered around positivity and overcoming any obstacles in your life.
In a recent interview she opened up saying she “was depressed.” “I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room.” This should be a lesson to all that Fame is not all it’s cracked up to be. For those who disregarded the reports of her drug use, she herself admitted it saying “Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass.”
While Demi went through a very public downfall, she managed to turn it all around in order to get back to doing what she loved and in hopes of helping others through her story. For those of you seeking help with the same problem, you’re not alone. Visit http://www.aplaceofhope.com/depression-hotline.html to seek help.