Demi Lovato Returns Back to Rehab to Speak to Patients

December 5, 2011 By:
Demi Lovato Returns Back to Rehab to Speak to Patients

Demi Lovato has gone back to rehab, but don’t worry. She returned as a motivational speaker.

Just a year ago, Lovato checked herself in to Timberline Knolls, where she got help for her self-mutilation issues as well as for eating and bipolar disorders. Not a fun time.

But Demi managed to avoid the Lindsay Lohan route and redirected herself on a decent, healthy path. After getting her life on track, Demi went back to Timberline Knolls to talk to patients about their struggles. The singer posted the experience on her Twitter account on Sunday, writing:

"Today I went back to the treatment center I went to last year to speak to the beautiful women fighting their inner demons.” She added: “To be able to share my story and let them know that it gets easier. Life is beautiful.... You are worthy of it.”

Demi said that rehab was “probably the darkest time in my life,” and thanked her fans for their support via Twitter.

“Many tears were shed and many memories were brought back at Timberline Knolls today,” Lovato said in another tweet. “Please say a prayer for all of those struggling with eating disorders, self harm, mood disorders, and substance abuse.”

Eva Longoria, a friend of Lovato’s, tweeted her support, writing:

“So proud of u Demi!”

Lovato responded: “thank you mama, love and miss you.”

Hollyscoop talked to Demi about the women she looks up to, and she listed Eva Longoria as one of her role models.

“I look up to a lot of people, someone that I really look up to is Eva Longoria also Rosario Dawson,” Demi told Hollyscoop. “They are actually friends of mine, they are really sweet. They do a lot, they are activists. They do a lot with their voices they aren't just actresses they take stands and pay attention to current events, it is ultimately what I want to be.”

Well, after her visit to rehab this weekend, she’s one step closer.

Lovato’s career has been flourishing since her rehab stint a year ago. For example, her latest song, Skyscraper has become a hit. Demi says the song is a tribute to “every person who tried to bring me down. Everyone has the bully or the mean girl or the ex-boyfriend who tried to bring them down."