LaLa Kent believes that Demi Lovato’s idea of being ‘California sober’ is ‘super offensive’ to people who work hard to fight addiction.
The Vanderpump Rules star, who has been sober since October 2018, said she rejects Lovato’s recovery strategy, in which the non-binary singer allows himself to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis ‘in moderation.’
Kent explained how disrespectful the idea feels to people who work hard to be 100% drug-free, saying, ‘I do not like to judge, but I actually think it’s super offensive.’
‘If you drink and smoke weeds, you’re not sober,’ she later added during her appearance on David Yontef’s podcast about behind The Velvet Rope on Monday.
Not a fan: LaLa Kent believes Demi Lovato’s idea of being ‘California sober’ is ‘super offensive’ to people who work hard to fight addiction. The non-binary singer allows himself to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis ‘in moderation’
‘There are people out there who pretend to never take themselves out of reality and never place themselves in a changed state,’ Kent explained, adding that there are some who do not even take ‘DayQuil or NyQuil’ because of side effects.
‘So to say you’re like California sober or this type of sober is extremely offensive,’ Kent continued.
She ended up rejecting the idea that ‘California sober’ even exists, saying, ‘… I’ve been in rooms with men and women who have given up everything just to not pick up.’
LaLa suggested complete abstinence: ‘You are not sober if you drink or smoke weeds, you are not sober.’
The Bravo star has been a senior advocate for anonymous alcoholics since she stopped using drugs and alcohol after getting out of control after her father’s sudden death.
From the sauce: ‘There are people out there working on their ass to never get out of reality and never put themselves in a changed state,’ Kent explained, adding that there are some who do not even take ‘DayQuil or NyQuil ‘because of the side effects
For him: Lala, who became sober in 2018 after a buck prompted by her father’s sudden death, says she ‘swears by’ Alcoholics Anonymous and their 12-step program
Then: When she talked about AA in 2019, she said ‘It exists and it saves my life.’ LaLa is seen in a much more chaotic state above on Vanderpump Rules
In 2019, she told Side Six: ‘I swear by the AA program.’
‘I know old-timers hate me for talking about the program because it’s an anonymous program. But there is a generation, my generation, that is struggling and they need to know about this program. It exists and it saves my life. ‘
Lovato opened up about their current relationship to drugs in the documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, and admitted that they have ‘rumored weeds and drunk in moderation.’
‘I’ve learned that it does not work for me to say that I will never do this again. I know I’m done with the things that will kill me, right? ‘said Lovato, who survived an almost fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl in 2018.
‘Telling myself I can never have a drink or smoking marijuana, I feel like it sets me up for failure because I’m such a black and white thinker.
‘I got it drilled into my head for so many years that a drink was like a crack pipe,’ said the Disney Channel alum.
Balance: Demi talked about their recovery strategy earlier this year, saying that ‘there is no one-size-fits-all solution’ to health sobriety and that their approach does not work for everyone. They are seen in March 2021 above
They have since embraced the term ‘California sober’, even using the phrase as the title of a track on their latest album.
The lyrics suggest Demi’s approach and say, ‘I’m California sober / that does not have to mean the wax part is over / no, it’s not black or white, it’s all the colors.’
Lovato has stressed that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to substance abuse and that their methods may not work for others.
When they spoke to CBS on Sunday morning in March, they said, ‘I don’t want people to hear that either and think they can go out and try a drink or smoke a joint, you know?’
“Because it’s not for everyone. Recovery is not a solution for everyone. You should not be forced to get sober if you are not ready. You must not become sober to other people. You have to do it for yourself. ‘
‘I’m careful about saying that, just as I feel that the complete abstinence method is not a solution that suits everyone. I do not think that this moderation journey is also a solution that suits everyone. ‘