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Demi Lovato “is getting ahead of the curve” of her drug addiction by receiving injections to prevent a relapse.
The “Sober” singer says she receives monthly shots of Vivitrol, a medication that stops the effects of opioids.
The treatment, which blocks opiate receptors in patients’ brains, can only be taken on a temporary basis — but Lovato thinks it will give her good start on long-term sobriety.
“At least for a few years it can’t hurt me,” she says in her new YouTube docuseries, “Dancing With the Devil.”
Lovato, who suffered a near-fatal overdose in 2018 after taking fentanyl-laced oxycodone and heroin, has admitted she still smokes marijuana and drinks alcohol in moderation.
But she claims she’s “done” with the hard drugs that landed her in the hospital.
“I know I’m done with the stuff that’s gonna kill me,” she says in the YouTube series. “But I wish that I could get some relief maybe through like weed or something, right?”
She adds, “I’ve learned that shutting the door on things makes me want to open the door even more.”
Fellow sober celebrity Elton John appears in the documentary and blasts 28-year-old Lovato’s thought that she can dabble in weed and alcohol.
“Moderation doesn’t work, sorry,” John says, bluntly.
Lovato maintains that despite lying about her sobriety in the past, her health now comes first because of the shocking revelation that she craved fentanyl more than heroin.
“The one slip up that I ever had with those drugs again, the scariest thing to me was picking up heroin and realizing, ‘Wow, this isn’t strong enough anymore.’ Because what I had done the night I overdosed was fentanyl, and that’s a whole other beast.
“Realizing the high I wanted would kill me was what I needed to get me clean for good.”
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