See, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a teenager growing up in a small-@ss town in middle America or a teenager growing up as a Disney-manufactured celebrity! People turn to drugs for a variety of different reasons and it’s not something anybody can solve super-fast. Demi Lovato recently opened up about what led her to experiment with cocaine before she went to rehab in 2010, and it had to do with her feelings of loneliness and peer pressure.
In an interview with Fabulous magazine, Lovato reveals, “I was depressed. I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I’d come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay ‘up.’”
She says that promoters also threw drugs and alcohol at her in restaurants and clubs, which did not help her at all. “They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my ass.”
It’s absolutely refreshing that Demi is being so open about her drug use, rather than pushing it under the some PR B.S. and pretending it didn’t happen. Celebs don’t need to go into excruciating detail about their benders and trips (and Demi hasn’t), but keeping quiet about what perpetuates the dangerous drug culture in Hollywood is productive not at all.