A big congratulations goes out to Demi Lovato, who hit a major milestone as she achieved five years of sobriety.
So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession. I'm so proud of myself but I couldn't have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me. Feeling humbled and joyful today. Thank you guys for sticking by my side and believing in me. ??
512.6k Likes, 12.8k Comments - Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) on Instagram: "So grateful. It's been quite the journey. So many ups and downs. So many times I wanted to relapse..."
The singer shared a poignant post about her accomplishment via her Instagram, thanking God, her family, her friends, and “everyone else who supported me.” She went on to say, “Feeling humbled and joyful today.”
Since seeking treatment for addiction and mental health concerns, Lovato has gone on to become a major advocate for those dealing with similar issues.
Way to go, Demi!
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