Demi Lovato had a turbulent start in the entertainment industry. She first started acting when she was just a child appearing on "Barney and Friends," but soon she was a teenager in Hollywood, drinking and taking drugs. Lovato developed an Eating Disorder and her Addiction To Drugs soon spiraled out of control. The celebrity has opened up about her journey in her new documentary "Simply Complicated."

The public was shocked

According to the Mirror, Demi Lovato has shared photographs of herself back when she was at a low with her eating disorder. The singer has shared side by side, before and after pictures of her progress with her illness.

The before photo is incredibly shocking and shows a painfully thin Lovato. The comment underneath reads progress is possible.

The singer has always been open about her struggle with her eating disorder, which began when she was working for Disney. Lovato has now gone into more detail about her battle in "Simply Complicated." Lovato has released her documentary to YouTube where she has explained that she has not yet conquered her eating disorder.

In a report by PS, the singer admits that she struggles with her eating disorder every day. Lovato has claimed that the biggest challenge for her is still food. She has stated that when her eating disorder was conquering her life it controlled her every thought.

She has revealed that now her eating disorder does not control her every thought, but it is something that she constantly thinks about.

She has struggled with drugs

According to Perez Hilton, Demi Lovato has also spoken candidly about her addiction to drugs. She revealed that her drug addiction started with pills before gradually turning to cocaine.

At the age of 18, Demi Lovato checked herself into rehab for the first time. The reasons at the time were referred to as emotional and psychological, but she has since clarified that she went for drug addiction.

In a report by the Mirror, Lovato has revealed that was not ready to face her demons when she was still a teenager.

She claimed that she was bringing her drugs everywhere with her. She stated that she was bringing them onto planes, doing drugs in bathrooms, and taking them throughout the night.

She revealed that there was a time in her life when she was taking drugs daily. Demi revealed that her addiction to drugs quickly got out of control. She has had many ups and downs in her life but has managed to remain sober for five years. The celebrity speaks openly about her own experiences in hopes of helping other people with similar issues.

Lovato is proud of herself for coming so far, and she plans to keep speaking about the dangers of drug addiction.