Demi Lovato in Cosmo for Latinas June 2014: I Thought I’d “Get Sh*t-Faced & Go Crazy” on 21st Birthday

Posted Wednesday April 30, 2014 10:15 AM GMT

After battling drug addiction and an eating disorder, Demi Lovato proved that she can turn her life around by being a role model for young women.

In the June 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, the “Skyscraper” singer opens up about her past battles and how she keeps her bipolar disorder in check.

Check out highlights from Demi’s interview below and for more, head over to Cosmo for Latinas.

On her 21st birthday:
“I was used to drinking and doing drugs on my birthday. I always imagined my 21st being a huge party where I’d get sh*t-faced and go crazy. But I realized that there’s so much more to life than that. Imagine walking 10 miles a day just to get water for your family? We have so much to be grateful for.”

On being lonely as a child:
“It was that loneliness you get when you’re sad and it’s the middle of the night, and even though you have family and friends to call, it’s hard to pick up the phone.”

On inspiring young girls:
“When I was younger, I needed someone in the spotlight to idolize, who stood for positivity and light and happiness, and wanted to change the world. And because I didn’t have that, I realized I want to do that, if only for my 12-year-old little sister.”

On keeping her bipolar disorder in check:
“It’s a daily thing. I treat it with medication. Not everybody does that, but for me it works. That’s what works for me — medicating, checking in with people, being honest, and being grateful for things.”

Photo Credit: Cosmopolitan for Latinas

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