For the first time since her July 24th hospitalization, Demi Lovato has taken to Instagram to share a note with fans about her struggles with addiction.
The 25-year-old was reportedly found unresponsive in her bed late last month of an alleged overdose. No official statement has been given on exactly what drug was in Demi's system, but US Weekly reported that she was treated with Narcan, a drug typically used in cases of opioid emergencies.
Lovato hasn't shied away from letting fans know about her past and present demons, publicly talking about her substance abuse issues for many years. She recently put out a single called "Sober," opening up about a relapse after a six-year sobriety streak.
In her Instagram note to followers, Demi writes, "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. 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."
She ended the post with, "I will keep fighting."
Read Demi Lovato's full statement below:
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
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