It is no secret that Demi Lovato has struggled with mental health issues since she was a young girl, but now she is giving back to those who helped her in the most amazing way. Specialist treatment facility CAST Centers of Los Angeles is already on tour with the singer to provide inspirational pre-show talks and support, but now she is getting even more involved with them.
It was recently announced that Demi had bought into the treatment center where she herself sought help for her addiction problems a few years ago, making her an official co-owner. She is expected to share more details of her new partnership in an interview with Tracy Smith on CBS’ Sunday Morning which will be broadcast on 11th September but an exclusive clip has already been released.
When asked why she made the decision to buy into the facility, Demi said, “I don’t know what it says but it feels good.”
Her long-time manager Phil McIntyre, who has stuck by her through it all, added, “how many 24-year-olds own their own treatment center? But then to leverage her position in pop music to do so much good for others is incredible.”
The CEO of Cast Centers and rehab guru Mike Bayer was also on hand during the interview to talk about the singer’s new venture. He said that when he first met the former Disney star, she was, “closed off,” and that she would sleep a lot and express herself with very few words. “She didn’t care about anything.”
“Yeah, I was a nightmare.” Demi confessed, proving just how far she has come in her recovery.
Now she is a picture of health and happiness, and she is well known for using her celebrity status to speak out about her issues in order to help others. She recently spoke at the Democratic National Convention and said, “it sounds ridiculous but I kind of made a pact with God. I don’t even think you are supposed to do that but I was like, I promised, ‘if you make me a singer one day, I’m going to use my voice for so much more than singing, I’m going to help other people with it.”
She revealed that she takes responsibility for her actions and that she is proud of the fact that she can now function without, “some sort of drug or with alcohol. Because of that I am sitting here right now, alive and more successful than I have ever been.”
We are very pleased to hear how healthy Demi is now and we wish her the best of luck in the future in her partnership with CAST Centers.
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