London: Singer Demi Lovato thinks that being above the influence of alcohol rather than under the influence is a better way to deal with problems.

The 19-year-old, who was previously using alcohol and drugs to "numb the pain" of her emotional issues, says that she has now found more positive ways to cope with her problems.

"I think sober is sexy. It's cool. I think it's way cooler to be above the influence than under the influence. I'm not gonna lie. I was self-medicating. I was doing things like drinking and using (drugs), like a lot of teens do to numb their pain,"  a website quoted Lovato as saying.

(Agencies)