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Demi Lovato Helping Eating Disorder Victims With New Book

Singer and actress Demi Lovato has been candid about her struggled with eating disorders and drug addiction, but now she’s hoping to help others battle their demons. The current X Factor judge has signed a deal with Macmillan to release two books later this year.  The first book in her deal. a series of quotes titled Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, will be released on Nov. 19. The former Disney star’s memoir will then be released on Dec. 3.

“One of the things that has helped me with recovery is taking every day one day at a time,” Lovato said in a video announcement on Keek. “I’m a firm believer in starting the day off the right way with inspirational quotes and sort of a morning meditation, so I’ve put together 365 of my favorite quotes and a morning meditation for everybody.”

Lovato entered rehab in 2010 for treatment and has been talked about her recovery in numerous interviews since then. While filming the X Factor in Los Angeles, she has even been renting a room at a sober living facility in order to ensure she doesn’t relapse.  “She’s very smart,” said a source to People magazine. “She takes whatever steps she needs to make sure she stays healthy.”

It is unknown for how long the star plans to live in the facility, but she continues to put her recovery first. “‘Sober Is Sexy’ is my new motto, and it couldn’t be more true! All you need to have fun in life is a great attitude and good friends,” wrote the singer in a letter to Seventeen magazine last February. “I’ve made a commitment to myself to live a happy healthy life the best way I know how and I want to spread the message that you don’t need to do drink or do drugs to have fun.”

Moving forward, Lovato is determined to be a role model for other young people facing similar issues. “That’s my goal in talking about my problems. I want to be the person for other girls that I needed to admire when I was looking for help and strength,” she said.

Photo: Reuters.