The model criticized Demi for always drinking and taking weed, saying that if you do this you cannot consider yourself sober.
And the 30-year-old – who decided to get sober in 2018 – called the singer’s sobriety a “California sober” lifestyle.
While sobriety often means you have to abstain from all drugs and alcohol, Lovato’s practice allows for certain substances to be used in moderation.
Lala told David Yontef on the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast, “I don’t like to judge, but I actually think it’s super offensive.
“You know, there are people who work very hard to never get out of reality and never put themselves in an altered state.
“You know, they don’t even take, when they have a cold, DayQuil or NyQuil. So to say you’re the ‘California sober’ type or that type of sober is extremely shocking, I think. “
Lala continued: “For me, I have been in rooms with men and women who have given up everything so as not to drop out. [substances]. So sober to me it means you don’t withdraw from reality. “
And the Vanderpump Rules star said being sober in California isn’t real because “you’re not sober.”
“If you drink or smoke weed, you are not sober,” she added.
Demi’s struggle with addiction received a lot of media coverage. The 28-year-old survived a near-death overdose in July 2018 and revealed almost three years later that he would continue to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana in moderation.
The Dancing with the Devil singer, who was recently released as non-binary, told her YouTube docuseries in March: “I’ve learned that closing a door on things makes me want to open the door even more.
“I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say ‘I’ll never do this again.’ “
They have said, however, that they are “done with the stuff that is going to kill me” and are trying to be proactive in their life choices.
Speaking to CBS later in the month, Demi confessed that California sobriety is currently the term they can “best relate to.”
“I really don’t feel comfortable explaining the parameters of my recovery to people,” they revealed.
“Because I don’t want anyone to look at my security settings and think that’s what works for them, because it might not be,” they said.
“I’m safe to say that just as I think the complete abstinence method isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone, I don’t think this journey of moderation is a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. “
* Frank offers confidential advice on drugs and addiction (email [email protected], message 82111 or call 0300 123 6600) or the NHS has information on getting help.