Demi Lovato is celebrating a big milestone. She's been sober for five years.
She posted to Instagram a calculation of the total time she’s gone without a drink or drug, right on down to the days and even the hours.
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. 🙏🏼
Demi was still a teenager when she entered rehab. She lived a year in a sober house with other recovering addicts. Simon Cowell supported Demi as she got clean. He hired her to judge for The X-Factor. After each show, Simon made sure she got back safely to her halfway house.