Demi Lovato Confirms They Are No Longer ‘California Sober’ 

Demi Lovato, who recently came out as non-binary, has confirmed they are no longer living 'California sober,' and will be 'sober sober' going forward. 
Credit: @ddlovato/Instagram

Demi Lovato, who recently came out as non-binary, has confirmed they are no longer living ‘California sober,’ and will be ‘sober sober’ going forward. 

The term describes those who choose to use marijuana but abstain from alcohol. 

Announcing they have decided to opt for complete sobriety on Instagram, Lovato said: “I no longer support my ‘California sober’ ways. 

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“Sober sober is the only way to be.”

The ‘Heart Attack’ singer initially tried out lifestyle following an almost fatal drug overdose in 2018. 

Fans were given an insight into the decision on the album ‘Dancing With The Devil,’ which contains a song titled ‘California Sober’.

On the track, the 29-year-old sings: “Used to live in fear of always slipping, but living for perfection isn’t living. 

“Trading judgment for freedom, found something new to believe in, something inside of me screaming.

“Don’t be so hard on yourself.”

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Demi Lovato announced they are now ‘California sober’ on Instagram. Credit: @ddlovato/Instagram

The former child actor released a documentary, also called Dancing with the Devil, and opened up about the overdose in it, saying: “I’ve learned that shutting a door on things makes me want to open the door even more. 

“I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say ‘I’m never gonna do this again.

“Telling myself I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana is setting myself up for failure because I am such a black-and-white thinker.

“I had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe.”

Warning that it’s not something that everyone should try out, they continued: “I also don’t want people to hear that and think they could just try having a drink or smoking a joint because it isn’t for everyone.

“Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to get sober if you’re not ready. You shouldn’t get sober for other people.

“You have to do it for yourself.”

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Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.