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Demi Lovato to cut enablers from her life following overdose

Demi Lovato is making big changes to her life following her July 24 overdose.

The “Confident” singer, who will reportedly head to rehab after being discharged from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is also being urged to drop alleged negative influences and “toxic people” from her life, TMZ reports.

The site claims that Lovato’s team met last week to discuss stopping drug abusers, hard partiers and enablers from having access to her.

A source also said that Lovato, 25, will get a new cell phone number, which is to be shared only with those in her close inner circle.

The news comes on the heels of reports that the singer was surrounded by enablers leading up to her relapse and overdose after six years of sobriety.

“There’s a crew of people in Hollywood [that], when you want to party, you find yourself hanging out with these hanger-on friends and they lead you into [the party life] more and it’s a downward spiral,” an industry source told Page Six previously. “Demi was very vulner­able.”

Prior to falling off the wagon, Lovato cut ties with her sobriety coach and CAST Centers partner Mike Bayer and manager Phil McIntyre, both of whom teamed up to stage an intervention for her in 2012.

Ironically, it was also Lovato’s hard-partying friends who may have saved her life after she overdosed, as they had Narcan on hand, which paramedics administered to Lovato to counter the effects of an opioid overdose before transporting her to the hospital.

Lovato’s fans previously pointed fingers at dancer Dani Vitale after Lovato’s overdose, claiming Lovato and friends were on a bender celebrating Vitale’s birthday the night before Lovato was hospitalized.

The dancer, 28, denied any involvement in Lovato’s overdose and urged followers not to blame anyone for the incident.

Lovato allegedly rejected an intervention after revealing her relapse to those closest to her but is said to be cooperative and eager to get healthy now.

“Demi is well enough to leave the hospital this weekend. She has agreed to rehab and will go straight to an in-patient facility,” a source told People. “She wants to be sober. She wants to get help. She understands that it will take a lot of work and commitment to stay healthy, but this is what she wants.”

On Sunday, Lovato confirmed that she’s focused on her recovery.

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato said in a statement. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet … I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery … and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.”

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