LaLa Kent thinks Demi Lovato’s idea of being “California sober” is “super offensive” to people working hard to fight addiction.
The star Vanderpump Rules, who has been sober since October 2018, said she disapproves of Lovato’s recovery strategy, whereby the non-binary singer allows herself to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis “in moderation.”
Explaining how disrespectful the idea is to people who work hard to be 100% dust-free, Kent said, “I don’t like to judge, but I actually find that super offensive.”
“If you drink and smoke weed, you’re not sober,” she later added during her performance on David Yontef’s Behind the velvet rope podcast on Monday.
Not a fan: LaLa Kent thinks Demi Lovato’s idea of being “California sober” is “super offensive” to people working hard to fight addiction. The non-binary singer allows herself to drink alcohol and smoke cannabis ‘in moderation’
“There are people who make an effort to never take themselves out of reality and never put themselves in an altered state,” explained Kent, adding that there are some who won’t even take ‘DayQuil or NyQuil’ because of the side effects.
“So to say you’re sober like California or this kind of sober is extremely insulting,” Kent continued.
She dismissed the idea that “California sober” even exists, saying, “…I’ve been in rooms with men and women who have given up everything just not to pick up.”
LaLa pleaded for complete abstinence, saying, “You’re not sober if you drink or smoke weed, you’re not sober.”
The Bravo star has been a vocal advocate for Alcoholics Anonymous since she quit drugs and alcohol after spiraling out of control following her father’s sudden death.
Out of the sauce: “There are people who go out of their way to never take themselves out of reality and never put themselves in an altered state,” Kent explained, adding that there are some who don’t even “take DayQuil or NyQuil.” ‘ because of the side effects the
For him: Lala, who sobered up in 2018 after a bow prompted by her father’s sudden death, says she ‘swears by’ Alcoholics Anonymous and their 12-step program
Then: 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 said: Page six: “I swear by AA’s program.”
“I know vintage cars will hate me for talking about the program because it’s an anonymous program. But there is a generation, my generation, that is having a hard time and they need to know this program. It exists and it saves my life.’
Lovato opened up about their current relationship with agents in the all-encompassing documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, admitting that they “smoke weed and drink in moderation.”
“I’ve learned that it won’t work for me to say I’m never going to do this again. I know I’m done with the things that will kill me, right?’ said Lovato, who survived a near-fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl in 2018.
“Telling myself never to drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like I’m failing because I’m such a black-and-white thinker.
“I’d drilled it into my head for so many years that one drink equaled a crack pipe,” said the Disney Channel alum.
Balance: Demi spoke about their recovery strategy earlier this year, saying there is “no one-size-fits-all solution” to sobriety health and that their approach won’t work for everyone. They can be seen above in March 2021
They’ve since embraced the term “California austere,” even as the title of a song from their latest album.
The text refers to Demi’s approach and says: ‘I’m California sober/ It doesn’t have to mean the growin’ part is over/ No, it’s not black or white, it’s all colors.’
Lovato has emphasized that there is no “one-size-fits-all solution” to substance abuse and that their methods may not work for others.
Speaking to CBS Sunday Morning in March, they said, “I don’t want people to hear that 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 one-size-fits-all solution. You shouldn’t be forced to get sober if you’re not ready. You shouldn’t get sober in front of other people. You have to do it yourself.’
“I’m careful to say that, just as I don’t think the complete abstinence method is a one-size-fits-all solution. I don’t think this moderation journey is a ready-made solution for everyone.’