Why all eyes are on Demi Lovato's giant spider tattoo?
by Ana Walia | Mon, 10 Jan 2022 20:22:26 GMT
Demi Lovato has reportedly completed another stint in rehab and is back home. Image Source: Billboard

According to reports, Grammy Award nominee, Demi Lovato, who has been very vocal about their experiences when it comes to their substance abuse and the help they need has completed another stint in rehab.

A source close to Demi reported that the singer, who went to Utah for their treatment, has now returned home and has been maintaining their sobriety and mental health. The insider said, "Demi is committed to their well-being, and throughout their life, they plan to do regular check-ins to make sure they are putting themselves first."

Recently, Demi told their fans and followers that they are no longer, ‘California Sober’ but ‘Sober Sober' is the only way for them. They said, "I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways. Sober sober is the only way to be." Demi Lovato went to rehab for the first time in late 2010 before living in a sober-living facility in 2012. In 2018, the ‘Heart Attack’ singer suffered a near-fatal drug overdose and entered another in-patient program to take care of herself.

Demi Lovato is now focusing on getting better and taking care of one's mental health. Image Source: Times of India 

In the YouTube docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, they shared that they have brain damage, which was caused after they suffered three strokes and a heart attack in their near-fatal drug overdose. They told People Magazine last year that they would not change a thing and that they were so proud of the person they had become.

Demi said, "Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned. It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don't regret anything."

While speaking to Glamour magazine, Demi had previously shared about why they didn’t want to be completely sober following their recovery and subsequent rehab stay, "I called [my recovery case manager, Charles Cook] and was like, ‘Something’s not right. I’m living one side of my life completely legalizing and this other side following a program that’s telling me if I slip up, I’m going to die."

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In their docuseries, they have shared, "I know I'm done with the stuff that's going to kill me, right? Telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that's setting myself up for failure because I am such a black-and-white thinker. I had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe." Demi later had shared that they had "been smoking weed and drinking in moderation" at that time.

Demi Lovato also added, "I also don't want people to hear that and think that they can go out and try having a drink or smoking a joint, you know? Because it isn't for everybody. Recovery isn't a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn't be forced to get sober if you're not ready. You shouldn't get sober for other people. You have to do it for yourself." Thus, in December they announced that they are going ‘sober sober’.

Along with an update about their health, Demi also debuted a giant spider tattoo which they got inked on the right side of their head. Famous tattoo artist Dr. Woo inked the tattoo and later explained a little bit about their new ink, Demi shared, "It was Grandmother Spider who taught us many things. She taught us about pottery and weaving. She taught us about fire and light and dark. She taught us that we are all connected on the web-each one of us having our place in the world."

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Demi also entered 2022 with a brand new hairstyle, a fresh buzzcut which they showcased just after Christmas. Demi Lovato came out as non-binary last summer and they are now looking forward to keeping themselves as the priority and focusing on getting better. A close friend of Demi Lovato shared with E! News that they are at home and are a great place and doing well. The friend added, "They are looking forward to getting back to work, being with close friends and loved ones, and want to focus on the positive."

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).