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Demi Lovato proud of sobriety

Posted Thursday March 16, 2017 9:44 AM GMT

Demi Lovato is "so proud of" herself for staying sober for five years.

The 'Cool for the Summer' hitmaker is thrilled to be reaching such a milestone in her recovery but admits there have been ups and downs and times when she "wanted to relapse".

Celebrating the five years with a post on Instagram, she wrote: "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 (sic)"

Meanwhile, Demi previously admitted it "feels amazing" to be celebrating five years sobriety.

She said: "It feels amazing. All I've been doing is focusing on bettering myself. It's been quite the journey, but it's well worth it. Surrendering is the most important thing whenever you're trying to battle your demons. You have to admit that you have a problem first, and then you can overcome them.

"People have reached out and I've been able to help. Some people it helps, some people - that's their own journey. But, if anyone ever needs anything, I'm always around."

And Demi previously admitted she is glad she "created a conversation" about mental health by opening up about her own struggles.

She said: "I hope that this film will show people that there is nothing wrong with having a mental health condition. If you do have one, you are able to live well and thrive with a mental health condition, if you are able to speak up and be vocal about the things you are going through.

"There's something about when you speak out and are vocal about your story, it's very inviting to others who are dealing with the same thing. And if you can make that impact on somebody's life, it does something for you spiritually that makes you want to tell the story again and again and again.

"It's very important we create conversations, we take away the stigma, and that we stand up for ourselves if we're dealing with the symptoms of a mental illness. It is possible to live well and thrive with a mental illness."

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