Demi Lovato is working hard to stay sober.
The Grammy-nominated singer is out of rehab, but her treatment is still ongoing. And she’s taking measures to stay on track with her recovery.
“She got out of rehab last week, but her treatment is ongoing. She will be having therapy sessions and attend meetings,” an E! News source previously shared. “It’s going to be a lifelong commitment and her treatment will not end because she is out of rehab.”
And that Demi is keeping her eyes on what’s ahead. “She really wants to relax and exercise and do everything she can to stay healthy,” the source continued. “She wants to put what happened behind her and move forward committed to her health and making the right choices.”
So, what steps are the “Sober” singer taking in the next phase of her road to recovery?
First up, she’s not going back to her Hollywood Hills home.
Demi is putting the past behind her – and that includes the house she OD’d in.
Her Hollywood Hills home was reported to have been put up for sale in back in September. According to an E! News source, the singer has moved out of her home.
“That is still on the market and she has moved out,” the insider said.
But, how does moving help? A physician from UCLA might help shed some light on the matter.
“As a physician, I know that post-traumatic stress disorder may be triggered by being in the house [where certain events occurred],” Goldie Winge explained to Page Six when news of the home’s listing broke. “Addictive behaviors may also be triggered by being in that environment. I completely understand and agree that Lovato should move.”
So, where is she staying now that she’s out of rehab?
E! News reports that the 26-year-old songstress is splitting time between living at a sober living facility, her mom Dianna De La Garza’s home, and fashion designer Henry Levy’s home. According to TMZ, Demi stays 3 days a week at the sober living facility, and that she’s accompanied by a sober coach 24/7, as well as attending regular AA meetings.
Staying at the sober living facility is helpful because she has access to a support system – there are counselors and people with whom she can relate and share experiences. At the same time, she’s trying to regain a semblance of her normal life where she can run errands, go to the gym and other things to stay healthy.
“Henry is exactly the friend Demi needs right now. He is a perfect sober friend for her,” a source previously told Entertainment Tonight. “Her friends feel he is a positive influence on her.”
“She is taking it slowly and getting back to life one day at a time,” an insider also shared with E! News. “She’s not rushing to figure out where she’s going to live permanently.”
Celebrity doctor, Dr. Drew Pinsky, opened up about his thoughts on this arrangement with ET.
“I was reading that she’s only spending three days a week there, which is a very bizarre idea,” Dr. Drew noted to the media outlet. He explained that patients will stay at a sober house, or halfway house, for 9 to 12 months after completing rehab. “I mean, you’re either in or you’re out, so I don’t know what that’s all about. Demi knows sobriety, she knows what she needs to do. I’m sure she’s going to do fine, but that did catch my eye.”
“You can’t make anybody do anything in treatment. It has to be the patient’s prerogative,” Dr. Drew added. “No doubt, she will benefit from sober living, but I would like to see her there for at least a year.”
But it looks like Demi is making good on her since-deleted post on Instagram to “focus on my sobriety and road to recovery” and to “keep fighting,” which she wrote when she broke her silence about her hospitalization.
The pop star is also back on social media! Demi took the time to vote at the midterm elections on Tuesday (November 6) and shared it on Instagram, urging her fans to do the same.
Looking good, Demi!