Lamar Odom’s long-term battle with drugs and addiction left him knocking on death’s door last year after an overdose put him in the hospital for weeks. But since he survived the terrifying ordeal, many assumed that the former NBA star would take advantage of his new lease on life. But new reports claim that Odom is falling victim again to his addiction and that he may be back to using drugs.
As previously reported, Odom’s drug use culminated in a drug overdose in a Nevada brothel last October and he suffered multiple seizures and kidney damage because of the ordeal. Thankfully, Odom survived and spent several months going through intensive rehab to relearn to do things like walk and talk again.
Things seemed to be going well for Odom as he was clean from drugs and alcohol and spending much of his time with his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, who halted her initial divorce from him and pledged to stay by his side throughout his recovery process.
However, things began to turn sour for Odom a few months ago when he began being photographed drinking at bars and reports started surfacing the Khloe, as well as Odom’s friends and family, were begging him to go to drug and alcohol rehab. Sources have also said that Odom’s downward spiral is part of the reason Khloe recently filed for divorce again from him.
Now, new reports claim that Odom is falling even farther off the wagon, as sources claim that Odom’s friends recently discovered drug paraphernalia in his home.
Sources claim that Odom’s friends went to his Calabasas home recently in an attempt to get him to go to rehab. The sources say that while his friends were there, they noticed things like crack pipes, baggies and roaches [marijuana] strewn about his place. They also say that Odom has been acting odd lately, leading them to believe that he’s back to using hard drugs.
The sources say that during the confrontation, Odom refused to get treatment and that his friends believe that Odom thinks he’s invincible and in control of his addiction.
There’s been no confirmation on the claims, but considering that the photos of Odom at bars are real, we wouldn’t be surprised if Odom has indeed fallen off the wagon again. If that is the case, we hope he gets a wake-up call and goes to rehab before he suffers another overdose.