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Teensavers salutes Demi Lovato for her bravery, and making children and parents aware that alcohol and drugs are out there.

Teen starlets have long been drinkers and drug users in the Hollywood scene.

We’ve scene our share of addicts. Some found sobriety. Others continue to be plagued with problems.

Demi Lovato may be the most recent victim.

But Lovato may be one of the first young celebrities to accuse club promoters of plying her with alcohol and drugs.

She told Fabulous magazine that in addition to her struggles with bulimia, depression, cutting, and bullying, she turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with her demons.

“Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs,” she told Fabulous. “They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. They were basically kissing my [expletive.]”

She says that “Nobody says ‘no.’ That’s why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me.”

Lovato’s honesty is refreshing to see. Many celebrities wouldn’t out being served at clubs and restaurants. 95% of them would take advantage of it. Numerous younger stars have been reported in 21 and over clubs and seen drinking by paparazzi and tabloid journalists.

A quick search of Google shows the very first result being a TMZ article from 2006, which reported that Jesse McCartney, the Olsen sisters, and Frankie Muniz were all underage and drinking.

In recent memory, no younger celebrity has come forward talking about the carte blanche lifestyle they are offered by club and restaurant owners.

Some of Lovato’s peers include singer-actress Selena Gomez. Gomez has appeared to live a clean lifestyle, and grabs more headlines for her romance with squeaky clean Justin Bieber.

Last year Bieber and Gomez were at a popular restaurant bar in Costa Mesa, a dark spot in the basement of a pretty obscure building. The two easily could have been drinking at the establishment, but all accounts were that the two were alcohol free.

Bieber, who has one of the largest followings of any celebrity should be applauded more for his ability to not fall into the party lifestyle many other famous teen celebs stumble into. He and Gomez are setting a great example.

Lovato, who has seemingly overcome her problems, should also be commended for publicly facing these issues. Teens and their parents can learn from these celebrities. Sure, their music is not what parents grew up listening to. But these kids are sending the right message. Lovato fell into a dark place, but sees the light, and encourages other kids to stay clean.

Parents need to have frequent talks with their kids about alcohol and drugs. They are killing our teens. Binge drinking, marijuana smoking, and prescription drugs plague our kids. Parents should be communicating with kids about night and weekend plans, who they are socializing with, and having conversations with them when they get home.

Parents shouldn’t be nervous or ashamed checking their kids for drugs and alcohol, and these days, noses don’t always know. Home drug testing is another option for parents. Many believe they could easily tell if their child was using, but typically they don’t discover the usage or the signs until their child is an addict.


It’s the image ravers hate. They are all a bunch of drug-using mushheads.

Even the LA Weekly took a shot at this blog when Teensavers reminded parents to exercise caution when it comes to teens attending raves. Now Teensavers didn’t allude to the fact that everyone that attends these events are on drugs. The Teensavers teams wanted to remind parents of some of the younger attendees that drugs are used at these events.

While raves are supposed to be 18 and over only crowds, some minors do sneak in. A rave in Los Angeles saw that first hand. At the Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010, a 15-year-old girl died of a drug overdose. LA leaders called for a crackdown.

But not all ravers use drugs. Many go and enjoy the music and the lights and the activity drug free. And some musical acts are outspoken about the linking of music festivals and drug use.

Case in point: The Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Madonna was there to introduce Avicii. Trying to keep herself relevant and hip with the younger crowd, she asked, “how many of you have seen Molly?”

Molly isn’t a singer on the bill. Molly is slang for Ecstasy. And while some of the crowd let out a roar, it didn’t leave everyone in the dance community laughing.

Deadmau5, one of the hottest acts on the planet, didn’t like what Madge had to say. In fact, the star (real name Joel Zimmerman) lashed out at Madonna via his Twitter and Facebook accounts.

“Very classy there madonna. “HUR DUR HAS ANYONE SEEN MOLLY???” such a great message for the young music lovers at ultra, Quite the f’n philanthropist. but hey, at least yer HIP AND TRENDY! fucking cant smack my head hard enough right now.”

The Huffington Post posted an exchange between the musical producer and a fan. You can read it HERE. The fan called him out asking him where he’d be without ecstasy. Zimmerman didn’t skip a beat saying “i’d give up my entire career to remove the fucking rampant stupidity thats plagued my favorite type of music in an INSTANT.”

It’s good to see that some of the popular people in a genre stand up and speak out against drug use. Imagine if we saw the biggest names in TV and movies follow Deadmau5’s lead? It might be refreshing. Instead we still have movie and TV stars who are the poster children for drug use like Seth Rogan and Charlie Sheen.

It certainly would be nice if someone of stature like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie came out and say that the Pitts are against pill abuse or heroin is for has-beens. It would be magnificent if Justin Bieber told his millions of fans that drugs will never be cool. Deadmau5 may not be a household name, but to dance fans, he’s well-known.

It’s great to see him relay a positive anti-drug message!