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Demi Lovato ‘very grateful to be alive’ as she plans return to rehab

Her family felt "helpless" as she spiralled but have vowed to help her get the treatment she needs

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Demi Lovato feels “very grateful to be alive” according to E! News following her drug overdose.

Her publicist said, “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.”

She is set to return to rehab, but somewhere far away from the party scene in LA which she recently got reinvolved in after being sober for six years.

A source close to her family told ET, “Demi is recovering and her loved ones are so incredibly thankful she has pulled through.”

“They know how lucky she is to be alive and are relieved she’s getting another chance.”

“Her family is going to do everything in their power to help get Demi back on track and are making plans to get her straight into rehab.”

“She is a fighter and has beat this in the past, so they know she can live a clean and sober life again. Her mother is by her side,” the source finished.

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The pop star first entered rehab when she was just 18 and left in January 2011 when she had completed treatment for “emotional and physical issues.”

She revealed in her documentary, ‘Simply Complicated’, that she has since returned to seek treatment for bulimia and her bipolar disorder, among other issues.

Her family fear she has been hanging out with people who support her drug taking which is an extremely dangerous situation for the singer.

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A source told ET, “She needs a clean, safe place to heal and that is their top priority.”

“The immediate plan is to get her the help that she so desperately needs.”

“Her family’s been trying very hard to talk to her about her relapse, and in the last two weeks she wouldn’t discuss it with them at all.”

“Their hands were tied because she is an adult and didn’t want help.”

“She has been going downhill for weeks, and between her past with drugs and her bipolar disorder, they felt helpless.”

“Right now their plan is to keep her away from those people in her life that don’t support a clean and sober future,” the source also told ET.

She is stable and recovering in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center following the incident with her mother and 16-year-old sister by her side but details of her spiral back into the grasps of addiction are seeping out as she recovers.

E! News heard from multiple sources who were present the night of the overdose that the star had been on a bender a day after she celebrated one of her backing dancer’s birthdays, and that her touring crew had been partying hard over the last few weeks as they made their through a 52 show schedule.

“She had been partying for 12 straight hours and it caught up with her,” one source told E! News.

The 25-year-old had been drinking at the Saddle Ranch bar and restaurant in Los Angeles the night before the overdose and stayed until closing time “taking shots with her friends,” while “her friends were cheering her on.”

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“This was going on for a few weeks and the warning signs were there,” another source told E! News before saying, “She slipped up and thought she could handle it.”

“This is obviously a huge wake-up call,” the source said before revealing, “Demi doesn’t want to die and she’s very grateful to be alive.”

“She will be leaving the hospital and heading straight to rehab.”

Her overdose comes one month after she released the song ‘Sober’ which details a relapse she suffered during her long-running battle with addiction.