Demi On Monteith ‘Addiction Is A Disease’

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In January 2011, Demi Lovato said: ‘Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there ..Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’ That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.’

Demi on Cory Monteith: ‘All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction. It’s not a choice. Nobody chooses to use. He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease

They can turn 21 and have their turn-21st-birthday. I don’t think that I – I just don’t put myself in those situations where I’m going to be at those 21st birthdays. I don’t go to clubs. I just know it’s something I can’t do without being triggered. And that’s okay. The main person in my thoughts is Lea. I am praying for her so hard and I love her so much. I’m wishing her a lot of strength right now.’

  • Haylor4lyfe

    I think it’s one of those “each man to their own” scenarios, like opinions differ from person to person and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. To me, in my own opinion, addiction is a disease; for more reasons than one. It’s a permanent issue that you’ll always have to deal with – there’s no “cure” for addiction. Just treatment, which helps heal your addictive thinking pattern. And if you leave it untreated it can cause insanity, or in cases like Cory, death. Is it a disease of the mind? Maybe. But still, even saying that you can’t just go turn off the switch once it’s turned on.

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    It’s not to each is own, it’s fact. People don’t just END UP addicted, they chose to do that drug, and their poor decision caused an addiction. That’s a choice and a consequence, not a disease. No one with a mental illness chose it, which is why bulimia/anorexia hasn’t been deemed a disease. Though his passing is very unfortunate for his family and the people who invested so much money into his career, his death was his own fault. And Demi’s poor choices are her fault as well. It’s call accountability for your actions, wonder why they skipped that phase of her rehab.

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    And I get that 100%! I agree that it is a personal choice to get yourself in these sorts of situation, they chose that direction by trying it in the first place. I’m just saying its scary how fast it physically/emotionally takes to get addicted, and how it literally alters your train of thought like a disease. I’m not trying to argue or be rude or anything either haha! Just going on personal experiences by witnessing it firsthand, no accurate thoughts or anything. XX

  • mouse

    I think it’s one of those “each man to their own” scenarios, like opinions differ from person to person and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. To me, in my own opinion, addiction is a disease; for more reasons than one. It’s a permanent issue that you’ll always have to deal with – there’s no “cure” for addiction. Just treatment, which helps heal your addictive thinking pattern. And if you leave it untreated it can cause insanity, or in cases like Cory, death. Is it a disease of the mind? Maybe. But still, even saying that you can’t just go turn off the switch once it’s turned on.
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    IA.

  • xAskTaylorx

    . Nobody says ‘no

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    I had to stop at this because everyone has a choice and most people can say yes, but throw out the stuff. It’s really not that hard to say “no thank you”…

  • Haylor4lyfe

    Jul 19, 2013 @ 01:18 pm
    xAskTaylorx said:
    . Nobody says ‘no

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    I had to stop at this because everyone has a choice and most people can say yes, but throw out the stuff. It’s really not that hard to say “no thank you”…

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    Maybe if you haven’t dabbled, experimented before with substances it’s as easy as you’re implying to say “no”, but for a person with an addiction? That’s a whole other story. I had a boyfriend who had a bad past drug addiction, and he couldn’t even be around the stuff or anyone who associated themselves with it because you always cave in.

  • barbiescunt

    That’s where you’re wrong. Addiction is not a disease, it is something chosen. You CHOSE that lifestyle and so did he. Cancer is a disease (I’m quite sure Talia didn’t choose cancer for herself). He died because his poor decisions finally caught up with him.

  • kary_redfern

    It was Demi’s choice to say Yes. She acts as if the whole world says yes. I had friends in High school who were on drugs, I have never been a clubs person but I have been to parties and I have been offered drugs before. I always say no. Fact is, whether you say yes or no, it’s up to you. I get peer pressure, I lived through it. I had friends who smoked, friends who get wasted every single weekend, and friends who would offer me rugs. I always said no, because I could.

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  • barbiescunt

    Exactly my point. She pretends like this is something inevitable, it’s not. It’s the choices we make in life that reflect onto the people we are. She is so naive it’s sickening. I’ve dealt with so many people in my life offering me drugs/ wanting me to sell them as well and I’ve always said no, because no is my choice and I cannot blame anyone for it. That was my decision and it happens to be the correct one.

  • Haylor4lyfe

    I think it’s one of those “each man to their own” scenarios, like opinions differ from person to person and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. To me, in my own opinion, addiction is a disease; for more reasons than one. It’s a permanent issue that you’ll always have to deal with – there’s no “cure” for addiction. Just treatment, which helps heal your addictive thinking pattern. And if you leave it untreated it can cause insanity, or in cases like Cory, death. Is it a disease of the mind? Maybe. But still, even saying that you can’t just go turn off the switch once it’s turned on.

  • BrokenArrow

    It was Demi’s choice to say Yes. She acts as if the whole world says yes. I had friends in High school who were on drugs, I have never been a clubs person but I have been to parties and I have been offered drugs before. I always say no. Fact is, whether you say yes or no, it’s up to you. I get peer pressure, I lived through it. I had friends who smoked, friends who get wasted every single weekend, and friends who would offer me rugs. I always said no, because I could.

    mte

  • barbiescunt

    I think it’s one of those “each man to their own” scenarios, like opinions differ from person to person and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. To me, in my own opinion, addiction is a disease; for more reasons than one. It’s a permanent issue that you’ll always have to deal with – there’s no “cure” for addiction. Just treatment, which helps heal your addictive thinking pattern. And if you leave it untreated it can cause insanity, or in cases like Cory, death. Is it a disease of the mind? Maybe. But still, even saying that you can’t just go turn off the switch once it’s turned on.

    ——————–

    It’s not to each is own, it’s fact. People don’t just END UP addicted, they chose to do that drug, and their poor decision caused an addiction. That’s a choice and a consequence, not a disease. No one with a mental illness chose it, which is why bulimia/anorexia hasn’t been deemed a disease. Though his passing is very unfortunate for his family and the people who invested so much money into his career, his death was his own fault. And Demi’s poor choices are her fault as well. It’s call accountability for your actions, wonder why they skipped that phase of her rehab.

  • barbiescunt

    is a consequence***