Demi Burnett Details Addiction, What It Did To Her

Demi Burnett, Instagram

Demi Burnett is someone fans know from Bachelor in Paradise and who loves to stir up trouble. After being eliminated in week six of Colton Underwood’s season, she enjoyed more than one trip to the beach. She pursued Kenny Braasch in the newest season despite his connection with Mari Pepin. She drew some heat for the way she acted, but as in past seasons, she knew what she wanted and she went for it.

Recently she’s been on the radar and social media talking about how she was diagnosed with autism. She also shared that she dealt with feeling isolated and having social anxiety. Most recently on her own podcast DemiGoddess, she shared her struggles with alcohol addiction.

How Bad Did Demi Burnett’s Alcohol Addiction Get?

Demi Burnett said she is going to be a year free from alcohol in July. According to Monsters and Critics, she said she woke up one day and decided to be done with alcohol.

Demi Burnett, Instagram
Demi Burnett, Instagram

Burnett shared that like other addicts she used alcohol to cover up other things. In a caption, she said she became dependent on it. Demi said if she didn’t drink, she had severe withdrawal. She said, “withdrawals kill people. I am proud of surviving that, but i cannot take that much credit when the hospital is what kept me alive.”

When she got through the withdrawal, she didn’t want to drink anymore. She said a lot of women she’s talked to who have autism have an alcohol dependency. It helps them wear a mask of normalcy.

Demi Was Able To Focus On Herself

Demi Burnett said when she stopped drinking, she could focus on what was causing her issues. That was mainly autism. That was what she’d been masking for so long. She thinks people listening to her podcast will find she’s really grown as a person.

Demi gets a lot of hate on the show when she goes after what she wants. People love to lash out at her on social media. Demi said now that she doesn’t have to depend on alcohol she can be an advocate for people with autism. Her Instagram account is always a cause for controversy. In one recent post, she said, “IM A WOMAN IN AMERICA AND I HAVE NO RIGHTS..” One follower said, “this is pathetic. Rethink what you just said.” Another said, “How? How in the world do you NOT have rights? I’m a woman and I have every single “right” in the world.”

What do you think about Demi’s openness about her alcohol addiction? Do you think she should go to Paradise again? Comment with your thoughts down below. As always come back to TV Shows Ace for all things Bachelor Nation. 


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