Demi Lovato’s Life After Rehab

By Kelly Burch 11/14/18

From sober homes to 12-step meetings, the pop star reportedly has a strong post-rehab support system.

Sources reveal details about Demi Lovato's post-rehab life
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After spending 90 days in an in-patient facility, singer Demi Lovato is adjusting to life after her drug overdose, utilizing a sober living facility and relying on her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama for support. 

TMZ reported that Valderrama regularly visited Lovato while she was in rehab and continued to support her since she returned to Los Angeles last week. The pair dated for six years before splitting up in 2016. 

In 2015 when Lovato was celebrating three years of sobriety, she said that Valderrama had been instrumental to her recovery. "I really wouldn't be alive today without him," she said, according to the Los Angeles Times

“He's loved me the way I never thought I deserved to be loved and with this day marking my 3rd year sober... After sharing my ups, putting up with my downs and supporting my recovery... he still never takes credit and I want the world to know how incredible his soul is," Lovato wrote at the time. 

TMZ also reports that Lovato is splitting her time between a private house and a sober home, where she has access to ongoing recovery support including counselors. She spends three days a week at the house and spends the remainder of the week at home, easing into everyday activities like going to the gym. Sources also reported that Lovato is regularly attending 12-step meetings. 

In addition to the support that Lovato gets at the sober home and from attending meetings, she has a sober coach who is constantly by her side to help her get through the days, TMZ reported. 

Lovato, who overdosed on pills laced with fentanyl in July, posted on social media after 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.”  

She had been silent on social media since then. However, on Tuesday she posted a picture of herself at the ballot box, saying “I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard! Now go out and vote.”

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Kelly Burch writes about addiction and mental health issues, particularly as they affect families. Follow her on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.