Stop ignoring addicts

On June 21, 2018, Demi Lovato released a song titled “Sober.” At first glance, most who have followed along with Lovato’s sobriety journey would assume that she would be singing about conquering her addiction.

However, after listening to the first 45 seconds of the song, listeners everywhere realized that wasn’t the case. This song was her way of telling us that she had relapsed after being six years sober.

I, like every other millennial controlled by media, immediately logged onto Twitter to see what people were saying: “How are all these celebrities gonna feel bad for Demi Lovato? She’s a druggie, and it was her decision to take heroin.” “F**k Demi Lovato we not gonna treat her like a victim.” “It’s her own fault.”