Demi Lovato's new documentary Simply Complicated is out on YouTube now and Demi gets really real about a lot of things.
She explained: “growing up, I had been bullied in school,” saying she “felt like an outsider," and "like an outcast,” but then she became friends with a girl who was popular. “One day, I asked her ‘how do you have all these friends?,’” Lovato noted, and the girl asked Lovato “do you party?"
Lovato explained, "She asked me, 'Do you drink?,'" with Lovato saying that this was her first experience with drugs and alcohol, adding, “we experienced a lot of stuff together, drinking and using, and growing up.”
Her friend, Marissa Callahan, further explained, “We started drinking fairly early. To me, it was just like ‘we were just having fun, we’re kids. Everyone’s doing it, so we’re going to too.' Little did we know that there was going to be this downward spiral.”
“My first time doing coke, I was 17, working on Disney Channel, and I was with a couple friends and they introduced me to it. I was scared because my mom always told me that your heart could just burst if you do it, but I did it anyways and I loved it.”
She continued, “I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it. My dad was an addict and an alcoholic and I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over family.”
We're so glad Demi is in a better place now! You can watch her full doco below: