CultureThursday 08.25.22

Singer Demi Lovato says she first turned to drugs when she was 13 years old, stealing opioids from her mother.

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So I started experimenting for the first time when I was 12, I got into Earth 13, I got into a car accident and they prescribed me opiates. And my mom didn't think that she'd have to like lock up the opiates from her 13 year old daughter. But like I was already drinking at that point. I was, you know, had been bullied was looking for an escape and when my mom saw, how many of the pills had disappeared and how fast they did? She took him away, locked him up. But yeah, I drank a lot and my teenage years and then it wasn't till I was about 17 that I started. Well, that's not even true, like there were times where I'd get certain kinds of pills throughout like 15, 16. I'd still my mom's Xanax, she had a Xanax addiction and like, so it was often on and then at 17 is when it kind of was the first time like I, I tried Coke and like loved it too much and then that kind of blood into me going to treatment like, right when it right after I turned 18.

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