Demi Lovato's Most Candid Songs About Her Struggle With Addiction

News of Demi Lovato's overdose hit the blogosphere on Tuesday afternoon (July 24), marking an unfortunate moment in pop superstar's struggle with addiction. Throughout her career, and, more recently, in her 2017 YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, the star has always been open and honest about her battle against addiction. It has even served as a common theme in much of her music. From 2011's emotionally overwhelming "Skyscraper" to her recent surprise single "Sober," the former Disney star has never been one to shy away from putting her struggles into her art. Scroll on below to see a list of songs that Lovato has used as musical therapy to confront her demons. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

"Skyscraper" (2011)

"As the smoke clears/ I awaken and untangle you from me/ Would it make you feel better to watch me while I bleed?/ All my windows still are broken, but I'm standing on my feet"

"Old Ways" (2015)

"But if somebody tells me I'll go back to my old ways/ I'm gonna say 'no way'/ I'm out of the doorway/ I'm hearin' them all say I'll go back to my old ways/ Not goin' back to my old ways"

"You Don't Do It For Me Anymore" (2017)

"I won't fall for your games/ So don't hate me when I say/ That you don't do it for me anymore/ No, you don't do it for me anymore"

"Sober" (2018)

"Momma, I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore/ And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor/ To the ones who never left me, we've been down this road before/ I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore"

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