It’s been five months since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.
After nine days of detox, Lovato went straight from the hospital to rehab.
Demi completed treatment in November, and initial reports indicated that the singer was thoroughly committed to the hard work of recovery.
In recent weeks, however, some unsettling developments have occurred.
For one thing, Demi started dating Henry Levy, a clothing designer and fellow addict whom she reportedly met in rehab.
In the early stages of recovery, addicts are discouraged from beginning any new romantic relationships.
Romances with other recovering addicts are particularly frowned upon.
So it’s not hard to see why Demi’s romance with Henry might be a cause of concern for her family.
And according to a new report from Radar Online, the Lovato family’s worst fears are now being confirmed as Demi is putting her recovery on the back burner in order to focus on her romance with Levy.
“Demi’s mother Dianna is scared, and believes Henry is no good for her right now,” a source tells the site.
“Since she started seeing Henry, she has not been keeping up with her recovery commitments and seems to be falling back into her dangerous old L.A. lifestyle.”
Insiders say Demi’s mother is particularly concerned by reports that Demi has been missing meetings with her recovery groups and counselors.
“No one in the family trusts her with Henry at all,” the source claims.
Like Demi, Henry began struggling with addiction in his teens and has since been to rehab several times.
While those close to the designer say he’s committed to sobriety, Demi’s inner-circle fears that Levy may prove to be a bad influence at a very vulnerable time in her life.
Despite their concerns, however, Demi’s family is striving to treat her with the level of trust they feel she deserves.
After all, Demi is a wildly successful, fully independent 26-year-old, who’s capable of making her own decisions.
“There is only so much her family can do,” the insider adds.
“The rest is up to her.”
We wish both Demi and Henry all the best in their continued recovery.