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Demi Lovato living with 'recovery companion'

Demi Lovato lives with a "recovery companion" to keep her focused on getting better following her stint in rehab.

The Skyscraper hitmaker has moved her motivational aide, identified only as Sarah, into her home to give her guidance as she battles depression, self-harm and an eating disorder.


The star tells Britain's You magazine, "She is living with us, she watches me and makes sure I eat three meals a day."


Lovato admits undergoing intensive treatment in a facility in 2010 and 2011 helped her get to the root of her problems.


She adds, "I wanted to go home after 30 days, but they told me, 'No, you're not better.' I went through 14 hours of therapy every day. It wasn't fun. There were sessions from seven in the morning until nine at night: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous and Self Mutilators Anonymous. It was constant emotional work and exhausting; by the end of the day, all you wanted to do was sleep.


"It was very humbling. I had been used to waking up in hotels, getting room service for breakfast and having my room cleaned. Now I had to make my own bed. I wasn't allowed to use the bathroom by myself because they were afraid that I was going to purge, and we weren't allowed to have razors, so I had hairy legs. And we had no mobile phones."