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Demi Lovato living in sober community after fighting bulimia, anorexia


Despite owning a house in Los Angeles, rumor has it that X Factor judge Demi Lovato is currently staying in a sober living house.

Lovato has made headlines over the past few years after checking into rehab in 2010 for anorexia, bulimia, self-mutilation and depression. The singer has also struggled with addiction problems.

On New Year's Eve last year, Lovato took to Twitter, talking about her gratitude for her recovery. But friends say she's still struggling.

"She still has body issues," a source told Us magazine. "Even though she's made an improvement, she's not nearly fully recovered and still needs help."

Finding her way home

Sober living communities often are large houses with lots of bedrooms, where recovering addicts can find support through the transition of leaving rehab and entering into the real world again. Many times they include a house "mom," weekly 12-step meetings and other supportive social activities.

Lovato, who is diagnosed as bipolar, has admitted to slip-ups since leaving rehab in January of 2011. She says that staying at the sober house and getting support helps "stabilize her sometimes unpredictable behavior." She has been renting a room there for more than a year.

X Factor judge Simon Cowell recently noted that he'd like Lovato to come back to the show, but it's unclear whether or not she will return.

Source: Reality TV World