Teen star Demi Lovato accepts the depression and eating disorder issues which landed her in rehab at the end of 2010 will continue to dog her for years to come.
The singer/actress checked into a treatment centre last year (10) to deal with a number of personal issues, including self-harming.
She checked out earlier this year (11) and has cautiously been working on a comeback.
The teenager returned to the red carpet on Tuesday (19Jul11) when she attended a party in Los Angeles, but Lovato admits she faces a daily struggle to keep her troubles behind her.
She tells Aol Music, "This is an ongoing process, and the hardest part about these diseases is that they're things that I'm going to have to face every day for the rest of my life.
"I'm going to mess up, and I'm not going to be perfect. But, as long as I try every day to get better and better myself, then I'm one step ahead of where I was before."