Demi Lovato made it through the storm. Or at least that's what people think.

In an MTV special, "Demi Lovato: Stay Strong," which aired last night, she said her recovery is an ongoing process that she's still struggling with.

"I cannot tell you that I have not thrown up since treatment," she said. "I can not tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment. I'm not perfect. This is a daily battle that I will face the rest of my life."

Lovato checked into rehab in November of 2010. There, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and spent three months working on out her issues with an eating disorder and harming herself.

Struggles aside, she hopes she can be a help to others who are going through the same thing.

"I just remember being 12, 13 and going through these issues alone," she said. "I didn't really have a celebrity or anybody in the public eye to look at and say well, 'if she got through this, then so can I.' I'm not fixed. This is a daily battle. But I continue to work my butt of because now I wanna be a legitimate role model."

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