Demi Lovato Wants a More “Aggressive” Treatment After Her Overdose

Demi Lovato overdosed on narcotics in July. Following the incident, she was admitted to a rehab facility outside of Los Angeles. Since then, we’ve learned that Demi may have been under the influence of OxyContin and Fentanyl. We’ve also learned that she flew East to Chicago to see a therapist that specializes in addiction.

Now, Us Weekly reports that Lovato is seeking an even more “aggressive” treatment plan.

“This is not her first rodeo,” a source said. “She doesn’t want to feel like things are being handed to her. For Demi, this is a strength test.”

Lovato has been in and out of rehab since 2010. At just 18-years-old, Lovato was battling substance abuse and mental health issues, as well as an eating disorder.

“I lived fast and I was going to die young,” Lovato told Us in July 2016. “I didn’t think I would make it to 21.”

Demi Lovato Wants a More "Aggressive" Treatment After Her Overdose

Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas with Demi Lovato at the “Oceans” Los Angeles Premiere in 2010

Having been in rehab already, Lovato didn’t want this to just be another failed attempt at recovery.

The rehab she is in is much more drill sergeant-esque,” the source continued. “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 source also opened up about Demi’s relapse, saying, “Demi lost herself. Her sobriety became a downward spiral. Addiction is a disease and she let it get out of control.”

They continued, “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.”

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