London: Teenage star Demi Lovato has cautioned her young fans against alcohol and drugs saying, “sober is sexy!”
The singer-turned-actress has spoken out about addiction after entering rehab last year to tackle her self-harming and eating disorder issues.
“‘Sober Is Sexy’ is my new motto, and it couldn’t be more true! All you need to have fun in life is a great attitude and good friends,” the Daily Star quoted her as writing in a column of Seventeen magazine.
“I’ve made a commitment to myself to live a happy healthy life the best way I know how and I want to spread the message that you don’t need to do drink or do drugs to have fun.
“I think a lot of people our age start off experimenting with drugs and alcohol as innocent fun, out of curiosity, or because their friends are doing it.
“Often times this ‘innocent fun’ can lead to very serious issues like drunk driving, bad choices and in some cases - addiction. Addiction is a very serious disease, and it doesn’t just go away.
Lovato said she has suffered from an eating disorder, which is an addiction, and will have to work on recovery every day for the rest of her life.
“It’s an ongoing battle but one that is well worth it, and I’ve never felt happier...
“Remember: SOBER IS SEXY! Trust me, you look a lot cuter SOBER than SLOPPY! Stay Strong!” she added.