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Demi Lovato Co-Owns Rehab Center: It 'Has Played an Extremely Important Role in My Life'

by Elisa Osegueda 3:30 PM PDT, September 08, 2016
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Demi Lovato is officially the co-owner of CAST Centers, a mental health facility in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old pop singer took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal the news.

"CAST Centers has played an extremely important role in my life + health," wrote Lovato, who was a patient at the facility back in 2013. "Proud to announce my partnership with them." 

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"CAST was my home while I was in recovery and over the past several years, I have stayed close to the staff and to Mike Bayer, [Founder and CEO, CAST Centers] and have seen their passion and tireless efforts firsthand, not only through my own treatment, but with others as well," said Lovato in a statement. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to become a partner in a business that I have such close ties to, and to continue to raise awareness around mental health."

In an upcoming interview with CBS Sunday Morning, the "Cool for the Summer" singer revealed that she decided to partner with the organization because "it just feels good."

Lovato also admitted that during her stay at the treatment center, where she received help with depression, bulimia and substance abuse, she was far from the model patient.

"I mean, I was a nightmare," she explained. "I would say the word that I want to say, but it’s so inappropriate that I can't."

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"It sounds ridiculous, but I kind of made a pact with God," she continued. "And I don't even think you’re supposed to do that, but I promised, 'If You make me a singer one day, I'm going to use my voice for so much more than singing, and I’m going to help people with it.'"

"And because of that," Lovato says, "I'm sitting here right now, alive and more successful than I’ve ever been."

CBS Sunday Morning airs Sundays at 9 a.m. ET.

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