Demi Lovato has revealed she did not stop using hard drugs even after she nearly died of a heroin overdose.
In her new documentary series Dancing With The Devil, the singer said that she relapsed after being released from hospital. Lovato admitted she called her former drug dealer, who she also accused of sexually assaulting her before "leaving her for dead" on the night of her overdose.
"I wish I could say the last night that I ever touched heroin was the night of my overdose but it wasn't," she explained in the third instalment of the four-part series.
"I had just done a week-long intensive trauma retreat. The night that I came back from that retreat, I called him."
"I wanted to rewrite his choice of violating me, I wanted it now to be my choice," she said."And he also had something that I wanted which were drugs."
The 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer said she later felt "mortified" at her decision to "pick up the same drugs that put her in hospital".
"All it did was bring me back to my knees of begging God for help."
Earlier in the series, Lovato revealed that she had been "taken advantage of" by her drug dealer, but went on to tell hospital staff the encounter was consensual.
"When they found me, I was naked. I was blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me."
Lovato said she remembered a 'flash' of seeing her dealer "on top" of her, which initially made her think she had consented to sexual intercourse with him.
"It wasn't until a month after the overdose that I realised, 'You weren't in any state of mind to make a consensual decision'."
The 28-year-old said she suffered three strokes and a heart attack from the now infamous overdose, and was told by doctors she had five to 10 minutes left to live when she was discovered unresponsive by a friend at her home.