Demi Lovato Talks Addiction: I Would "Smuggle" Cocaine Onto Airplanes

Getty Images


Her mother, Dianna Hart DeLaGarza, says that she suspected her daughter was using drugs, but didn’t want to believe she was lying. 


“It’s like any other parent, when you see things, when you see signs you don’t want to believe that’s what actually going on," DeLaGarza said. "So, when they’re telling you that’s not what is going want too badly to believe them and I think for a long time I was in denial."


DeLaGarza said she never saw her daughter using drugs, so she had no choice but to believe her. 


“I didn’t know. I didn’t actually see her, so when she said, ‘Oh no, there’s nothing going on. I’m not using. I’m not drinking. I wasn’t doing any of these things,' Why was I not to believe her?” her mother asked.


Unfortunately, Lovato's battles didn't end with substance abuse. As a child and teenager, she also struggled with a dangerous eating disorder.

Read about Demi’s eating disorder on page 4 >>>


Share this 
About this author

Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Cristina Mari Arreola is the Associate Editor. Originally from El Paso, Texas, she earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New York City. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. See what she's reading now on Goodreads, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

Like this post? Contribute to the discussion!