One step at a time! Ahead of her tell-all documentary Dancing With The Devil about her 2018 , Demi Lovato revealed that she’s not quite sober.

The “Anyone” singer has cut out hard drugs but did not set strict boundaries for her journey again. 

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The 28-year-old compared it to her eating disorder recovery where she did not feel guilty eating certain foods anymore and stopped cutting things out and wanted to try the same to substances.

“I called [my recovery case manager, Charles Cook] and was like, ‘Something’s not right. I’m living one side of my life completely legalizing and this other side following a program that’s telling me if I slip up, I’m going to die,’” she explained as the “all-or-nothing world” approach didn’t work for her. 

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The Camp Rock alum knows that the occasional drink or smoking marijuana does not suit everyone she feels it’s best for herself. 

A one-size-fits-all solution does not work for everybody,” said, and that total sobriety was setting herself up for failure. “Any path that is right for someone else does not mean that it is an effective, meaningful, safe path for you. … What I’m encouraging people to do is just make choices for themselves. Autonomy, for me, is what changed my life.”

“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision. I also for a long time had a really hard time reading,” Lovato said of her overdose at a press panel last month. “It was a really big deal when I was able to read out of a book, like, two months later because my vision was so blurry. I’ve dealt with the repercussions, and they’re there to remind me what could happen if I get into a dark place again. I’m grateful for these reminders.”

“The rehabbing came in the emotional side and the therapeutic side internally. I did a lot of work after that, not just physical.”

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The first two episodes of Lovato: Dancing With the Devil will premiere on YouTube Tuesday, March 23.

Glamour was the first to report on Lovato’s current sobriety status.