It’s been 10 days since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life, but the singer remains hospitalized due to unspecified complications.
It’s unclear what sort of physical damage Lovato suffered as a result of her substance abuse, but as it’s highly unorthodox for overdose patients to be hospitalized for more than 1-2 days, it’s safe to say the situation is dire.
Fortunately, it seems Demi is slowly making progress.
Radar Online is reporting today that Lovato will leave the hospital in the next 48 hours.
As for the important question of what her next step will be, it seems fans can finally breathe a sigh of relief.
Insiders claim that at the urging of her family and friends, Demi will enter rehab immediately after leaving the hospital.
Earlier this week, sources close to the singer claimed that she was hesitant to commit to an in-patient care program.
They stated that Demi recognized she has a problem, but felt she would be able to battle her addiction on her own.
Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety just prior to her recent relapse, and she reportedly believed that because she had been down this road before, she could safely travel it alone.
Her loved ones, understandably concerned, kept on her to reserve a spot in a treatment center, and it seems their efforts have finally paid off.
Now, sources say the family is taking no chances.
Demi’s bags have been packed and transportation straight from the hospital to the rehab facility has been arranged.
As for what drugs landed Demi in such a precarious position, her family still isn’t talking, but all signs point to some sort of opioid as the culprit.
Lovato was revived with Narcan after she lost consciousness, and sources claim doctors were immediately able to determine that she had been using intravenous drugs.
“Demi had evidence of intravenous drug use when she was taken to the hospital after her drug overdose last week,” an insider said.
“The physical signs were on her arms.”
There’s no word on how long Demi will remain in rehab, but here’s hoping she stays as long as she has to in order to receive the kind of care she needs.