Demi Lovato Rehab Update: Working Hard, Ditching Toxic Friends
It's been one month since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that left her hospitalized and very nearly claimed her life.
Needless to say, it's been a sad and scary time for Demi, her loved ones, and her legion of fans.
Fortunately, the millions who have expressed concern on social media can begin to breathe a sigh of relief.
Demi is far from out of the woods, but those closest to the singer say she's fully committed herself to the hard work of recovery.
"Demi is cooperating and doing what they tell her to do,” a source close to the singer tells Radar Online.
The insider adds that as part of her treatment Demi has ended friendships with several people who served as negative influences in her life.
“In addition, she has cut out pretty much everyone except for her immediate family and [her ex-boyfriend] Wilmer Valderrama right now," the source says.
Yes, while Demi reportedly doesn't blame anyone else for her relapse, it seems that for the time being, she feels it's best to steer clear of some of her hard-partying friends.
While fans have blamed the overdose on Dani Vitale - Lovato's longtime friend and backup dancer -- the singer has come to terms with the fact that her addictions stem from deeper issues within her own psyche.
And it's for that reason that Demi is dividing her time between a treatment center in Arizona and a psychiatric hospital in Chicago.
“She is still going back and forth to Chicago with her mom,” says the source.
“Demi is not depending only on drug rehabilitation because she really believes that her problems stem from her need to self-medicate her depression with drugs and alcohol.”
Thankfully, she's got the right people in her corner these days.
“Everyone that knows her family is incredibly supportive and just want her to get well,” says the source.
We wish Demi all the best in her continued recovery.