Hollywood has become synonymous with a life of luxury and the thrill of chasing career dreams, but all of that hype can often lead to downward spirals. Abusive relationships with drugs and alcohol run rampant in the hills, and many celebrities fall victim to its charms and its ability to allow an escape from reality. As actors and actresses of all ages face battles with addiction, many come out of it as a healthier, more resilient people and are willing to share their stories of sobriety with the world.
In her 2017 YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated Lovato admitted that her 2011 treatment didn’t stick and that she had continued to battle her additions up to and including the taping of the documentary where she later admitted she was under the influence of cocaine. Since then, Lovato has completed further treatments and has remained transparent about her struggles with addiction, often providing fans with specific details around her former drug use and the continued impact celebrity life has on body image and positivity.