Demi Lovato: New Evidence of Intravenous Heroin Use Revealed

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It's been over a week since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life, but we still know very little about the events that precipitated the near-tragedy.

Lovato remains hospitalized and has remained under doctors' care for much longer than expected, leading many to the conclusion that she came even closer to death than originally thought.

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While we know that Lovato was administered Narcan at the scene of the OD -- a move that may well have saved the 25-year-old's life -- it's still unclear what sort of drugs she was using.

At first, it was reported that Demi had been using heroin.

Shortly thereafter, a nurse who claimed to have treated the singer insisted that Lovato was addicted to methamphetamines.

Now, new details have emerged indicating that it was, in fact, some sort of opioid that nearly claimed Demi's life.

“Demi had evidence of intravenous drug use when she was taken to the hospital after her drug overdose last week,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

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“The physical signs were on her arms," the source adds.

While other drugs can be used intravenously, the fact that Demi injected the substance and had to be revived with Narcan indicates that it was likely heroin which caused her overdose.

Of course, the question of what drug Demi was using is almost immaterial compared to the question of what comes next.

Some say Lovato has agreed to go to rehab, while others insist she's still too ill to even consider her next step.

Whatever the case, family and friends are reportedly well aware that the weeks and months after Lovato leaves treatment will be crucial to her continued well-being.

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Demi's mother has even gone so far as to begin the process of being granted a conservatorship over Demi.

Sources have confirmed to Radar that Dianna Hart “is talking about getting a conservatorship because she does not trust Demi with anything at the moment." 

The insider adds:

“She feels like this is the only thing she can do to ensure her daughter will not make the same mistake again.”

Obviously, Demi has a long way to go before she's fully recovered.

But the good news is, she has the right kind of people in her corner.

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Demi Lovato Biography

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Dallas, Texas
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Demetria Devonne Lovato

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Just because you're on the Disney Channel and you always have a smile on your face, they think you're perfect, and it's obvious that nobody's life really is.

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I hope to do a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson. [She] has been my idol growing.

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