Demi Lovato hopes other addicts will learn from Cory Monteith's untimely death
- Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage1 of 12
- Photo: Tony Larkin/Rex USA2 of 12
- Photo: Joe Stevens/Retna Ltd.3 of 12
- Photo: HOPD/AP - Dominic Chan/WENN/.4 of 12
- Photo: Rich Polk/Getty Images North America5 of 12
- Photo: MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters6 of 12
- Photo: DANNY MOLOSHOK/Reuters7 of 12
- Photo: DDAA/ZOB/Daniel Deme/WENN8 of 12
- Photo: AP1/WENN9 of 12
- Photo: Barry King/FilmMagic/Getty Images North America10 of 12
- Photo: C.Smith/WENN11 of 12
Demi Lovato is hopeful Cory Monteith's tragic death will remind recovering addicts to remain resilient in their sobriety battle because just one lapse in judgment can prove fatal.
RELATED: Celebs who have used heroin
Lovato has been working to overcome her own mental health problems and penchant for self-harming following a stint in treatment in 2010, and knows better than most how hard it is to always stay strong.
Monteith's passing from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol last weekend hit home for Lovato and she recognizes the tough times the "Glee" star must have faced as he tried to kick his drug addiction once and for all, because she's faced them too.
She tells People.com, "All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction. He didn't choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It's really scary, but I'm really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease."
RELATED: Celebrities who died of overdoses
And the 20-year-old is convinced life in the spotlight only exacerbates problems for addicts because the entertainment industry is riddled with enablers: "Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would be seen there. ... Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says 'no.' That's why so many end up overdosing and dying. It could definitely have happened to me."
Monteith, 31, died less than three months after completing a treatment program in rehab.
Get out the vote
Fergie, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Heidi Klum all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
Diva Double Date
Beyonce and Alicia Keys double date with their famous hubbies on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Where Are They?
See what the cast of "American Beauty" is up to today.Watch Video »
J.Lo's Mini Me
Prince Harry, Jessica Alba and more stars who threw out the first pitch at baseball games.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTWeek in Photos
From Crowd Ignite