Demi Lovato is thanking God to be alive after she overdosed and almost dies. After her long hospital stay, the former Disney star headed straight to rehab. The facility that she chose is not one that is a walk in a park like the places many other celebrities choose to recoup — it’s run like a boot camp.
Demi knows that a place that’s set up like a vacation home where patients enjoy activities like yoga on the beach and horseback riding isn’t going to set the stage for lasting sobriety. She isn’t going on vacation, she’s fighting for her life.
A source has all the information about where Demi is staying and why she chose it.
“This is not her first rodeo. She doesn’t want to feel like things are being handed to her. For Demi, this is a strength test. The rehab she is in is much more drill sergeant-esque. It’s not nurturing. At places like Promises, you live on the beach and go horseback riding. That’s not what Demi needs to put her in check,” the insider explained.
The person close to the singer also revealed what lead to the near-fatal relapse.
“Having her level of fame can be unbearable. Demi was so strong for so long, but she caved. She set high expectations for herself and it got to be too much. Her decision-making process was severely impaired. But she’s only human,” they add.
In addition to picking a facility that meets her aggressive treatment plan needs, the actress will be changing many things around her.
Sources say that she is going to learn to put herself first and not her work. She will also be changing the people who surround her.
Although her ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, has been by her side every step of the way, the possibility of rekindling their romance is on the back burner while she is getting sober.