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Demi Lovato opens up about addiction struggle

It can take some people years to seek treatment for their drug and alcohol addictions, but singer Demi Lovato was just 19 when she realized that her life was spiraling out of control. Fans of the pop star may remember that she abruptly withdrew from the Jonas Brothers' Live in Concert tour in 2010 for what she said at the time was "physical and emotional issues." During a recent appearance on "Access Hollywood," Lovato admitted that her rehab stint was spurred by her severe alcohol and cocaine addiction

Now 21, Lovato said that many of her fans would be unnerved about her low points during her substance abuse struggle. At the peak of her addiction, she was unable to go 30 minutes to an hour without using cocaine, so much so that she often smuggled it on commercial flights. If she couldn't get into the bathroom, the "X-Factor" judge said that she would wait until other passengers were asleep and ingest the drug while in her seat. 

The singer realized that she could no longer handle her dangerous lifestyle when she found herself at an airport one morning with a soda bottle filled with vodka. 

"That is alcoholic behavior," Lovato told "Access Hollywood's" Kit Hoover. "[It's] no longer, I'm young and rebellious and out having fun, it was, wow, I'm one of those people […] I gotta get my [act] together."

Fortunately for Lovato, she was able to come to the realization that she needed to enter a treatment facility. This, however, is not the case for everyone. Contact Intervention Services today to learn how a alcohol and drug intervention may be able to help someone in your life. 

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