demi lovato eating disorders getty Demi Lovato living in a sober house for over a year   reportPop star and actress Demi Lovato has been living in a rather surprising place for over the past year, reports TMZ.

Apparently, Lovato was worried about falling back into her old patterns . In 2010, the teen came out about her problems with bipolar disorder, anorexia, bulimia and cutting and how they led to problems with addiction.

Now the 20-year-old feels like she needs the support from the counselors and other addicts at a sober living facility in Los Angeles, so that is where she has been residing this past year. Throughout the season of “X Factor” particularly she felt like it was best to come home to a facility that would help her stay the course.

It is not known how long Lovato plans to reside at the sober living facility. But Lovato tweeted on New Year’s Eve, “By the way – just reminding teens out there that you don’t have to drink on NYE to have fun. Be the difference.”

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