She?s come a long way in the past twelve months, and Demi Lovato isn?t taking her recovery for granted.
A year ago, the ?Skyscraper? babe was forced to leave her tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter a treatment facility for emotional and physical ailments, and thankfully she?s bounced back to health.
Demi told press, "I feel like I'm a totally different person today, and I've grown up a lot, and I've overcome a lot, so I'm excited about where I am in my life today.?
"The best piece of advice is to fake it till you make it. When I first went into treatment, I didn't want to be there, and I was kind of like, 'I'll just fake it until I make it.' I stayed in there, and I started believing that I was in there for the right reasons. And even though I didn't want to be there at the time, some girls might not want to get help, but if they fake it till they make it, hopefully they can get the help that they need, and they can start to believe it, and they can actually see one day that it's actually the right thing that they're doing."
Given her struggles, Demi wants to help others who are dealing with the same issues. "I do feel a responsibility, but it's not a burden to me. I feel like there are certain choices in my life that I am faced with every single day, and I think, well, 'How would my little sister feel if I would do this? And how would she feel about this?'
"I have days where I'm cranky, but I definitely want to be there for my fans and step outside and shake their hands and be there for them too, because I'm now a role model, and I want to be there for them."