Demi Lovato Heavy Drinking Denied: Entered Rehab for Emotional and Physical Issues

Reports that Demi Lovato entered rehab because of heavy drinking have been denied by her reps. Instead, they says, she entered rehab for emotional and physical issues she’s dealt with her entire life.

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A representative for Demi Lovato have issued a statement about why she is in rehab in an attempt to stop rumors that she’s there for heavy drinking and cocaine abuse.

Demi Lovato is not in treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. As we have said since she entered treatment last week, Demi decided to seek help for emotional and physical issues she has battled throughout her life. She has taken this step in order to get her life in order. While we know many are interested in Demi and her life, we do ask for a modicum of privacy during this difficult time.

But there are conflicting reports:

Now, new eyewitnesses confirm to Life & Style those problems are only exacerbated by the teenager’s heavy drinking and partying. Texas college student Brian Payne clearly remembers the night he spent hanging with Demi in North Richland Hills, Texas, where he saw her firsthand doing cocaine at a mutual friend’s house party on Dec. 28 last year. “She was doing line after line like a pro — and she was 17 at the time,” he tells Life & Style, recalling the wild party they attended after a concert by the band Neon Indian at the Granada Theater in Dallas. “I just remember her doing it as if she had been doing it for a long time. It didn’t seem like something new to her.”

Insiders say the pain of her breakup with Joe Jonas — and the fact that they’re on the Camp Rock 2 tour together — further fueled her downward spiral. “Demi’s been on a tear lately,” says an insider. “She’ll chug booze straight from the bottle.” Luckily for Demi, her mother and stepfather were quick to take action after they heard that she had punched a tour backup dancer in the face. “They overheard one of the dancers talking about it and freaked out,” says the insider. “They heard Demi was drinking, but the news that her partying was getting out of control shocked them — and they confronted her immediately.”

“This is a young girl who got caught up in the fame and fortune of Hollywood and couldn’t see straight anymore,” says another insider. “She had eating issues and emotional issues, and everything else got hitched along with that.”

No doubt the 18-year-old Disney starlet has had a lot to deal with. She’s starred in a Disney movie, ‘Camp Rock’ and had her own show ‘Sonny with a Chance’. An put out two albums, ‘Here We Go Again’ and ‘Don’t Forget’. She collaborated with John Mayer on ‘A Dream Come True’. She’s had a high-profile romance with Joe Jonas and been fodder for the Hollywood gossip rags.

Its all speculation anyway. No one outside her her immediate circle and the rehab center knows whether heavy drinking, eating disorders and cutting had anything to do with why she entered rehab. The good news is that she is reportedly doing great there.

We hope Demi Lovato IS doing great and dealing with whatever has caused her such distress.

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