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Demi Lovato on Five Years Sober: 'It's Been Quite a Journey'

"So many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession," she wrote on Instagram

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    Demi Lovato on Five Years Sober: 'It's Been Quite a Journey'
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    File - In this file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016, in Inglewood, CA. Lovato is celebrating five years of sobriety.

    Demi Lovato is celebrating five years of sobriety.

    The 24-year-old singer celebrated with an Instagram post on Wednesday. She writes that "it's been quite the journey," adding, "so many times I wanted to relapse but sat on my hands and begged God to relieve the obsession."

    Lovato's personal struggles have been well-documented. In 2010, she left a tour with the Jonas Brothers and entered rehab for an eating disorder and self-mutilation. She has also said that she used drugs and alcohol to self -medicate.

    Lovato says she has bipolar disorder and has been an advocate for mental health awareness.