Demi Lovato shares powerful message about relapse on Instagram

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Demi Lovato shares powerful message about relapse on Instagram

Demi Lovato has posted an impactful message about her relapse on Instagram, urging others to seek help if they’re suffering from substance addiction.

In July 2018, it was reported Lovato had been hospitalised following a suspected drug overdose.

After spending time in a rehabilitation facility, the star later expressed she feels “grateful to be alive”.

On Friday, Lovato shared a series of posts on her Instagram story, revealing the date would have marked seven years of sobriety for her.

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer said she doesn’t regret relapsing, as she “needed to make those mistakes”.

“But I must never forget that’s exactly what they were: mistakes,” she added.

Lovato expressed her gratitude towards Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous for never turning people away “no matter how many times you have to start your time over”.

“I didn’t lose six years,” the singer wrote. “I’ll always have that experience but now I just get to add to that time with a new journey and time count.”

Lovato ended her series of messages by imploring others to reach out for help if they’re struggling with substance abuse.

“If you’ve relapsed and are afraid to get help again, just know it’s possible to take that step towards recovery,” the 26-year-old said.

“If you’re alive today, you can make it back. You’re worth it.”

In December 2018, Lovato shared a selfie on Instagram taken after a Jiu Jitsu session, captioning the picture with the hashtag “#nevergiveup”.

The photograph was the second the singer had shared on social media since leaving rehab, the first of which she posted a month prior to encourage US citizens to vote in the country’s mid-term elections.

You contact national alcohol helpline Drinkline for free on 0300 123 1110. The helpline is open from 9am until 8pm on weekdays, and from 11am to 4pm at weekends.

If you need guidance on drug addiction, you can call charity Frank on 0300 123 6600. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.