Demi Lovato Celebrates Six Months of Sobriety

By Beth Leipholtz 01/29/19

Demi Lovato took to Instagram to acknowledge her sober milestone.

Demi Lovato

Six months after a drug overdose landed her in the hospital, singer and actress Demi Lovato is celebrating her recovery. 

According to People, on Friday (Jan. 25), Lovato shared a photo of her six-month sobriety medallion on her Instagram story. She also shared a photo of a Funfetti dessert from Susiecakes along with a note that read, “Happy 6 Mo. We are so f—ing proud of you,” which she captioned “Best day ever.”

On July 24, 2018, Lovato was hospitalized for a reported overdose in her Hollywood Hills home. According to People, she remained hospitalized for about two weeks before she was discharged to an inpatient treatment facility. 

In August, she posted a message to her Instagram account, which was her first post on social media since the incident.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote. “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. I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well.” 

“To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time,” Lovato added.

In November, after leaving treatment, a source reported that Lovato was focusing on maintaining her recovery.

“Demi seems to be doing well,” the source stated, according to People. “She looks really good and is in a great mood. She also seems happy about being out and about, but her focus is definitely still her recovery. She attends meetings and receives treatment. Her number one priority seems to be her health.”

In December, Lovato again reached out to her fans on social media, posting a number of tweets about her recovery. 

“Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.. but…I still need space and time to heal,” she wrote. “All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support. … I’m so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready.”

Then, to ring in the New Year, Lovato again posted on her Instagram sharing her gratitude for the previous year. She reportedly spent the night celebrating with sparkling cider and a sober friend.

“So grateful for the lessons I’ve learned this year,” Lovato wrote. “I will never take another day in life for granted, even the bad ones. Thankful for my fans, friends, family, and everyone who supported me throughout this year. God bless.”

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Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. By day she is a website designer, and in her spare time she enjoys writing about recovery at, doing graphic design and spending time with her boyfriend and three dogs. Find Beth on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.