Lamar Odom has opened up about his struggle with drug abuse, acknowledging that it led to the breakdown of his marriage with Khloe Kardashian.
The former NBA star has penned an emotional essay for The Player’s Tribune, recalling the moment he knew his habit had spiralled out of control.
“One of the darkest places I’ve ever been was when I was in a motel room, getting high with this chick, and my wife (at the time) walked in,” he said. “That was probably rock bottom.”
“At that point in my life, I was doing coke every day. Pretty much every second of free time that I had, I was doing coke. I couldn’t control it."
Quoting the singer, Rick James, he added: “Cocaine is a hell of a drug.”
The 38-year-old also confessed to being unfaithful to the reality TV star, explaining that his infidelity was driven by addiction.
“Anybody who’s lived a complicated, drug-infused life like I’ve lived knows the cycle – with women, cheating on my wife, sh** like that. Nights when I should have been asleep. Nights when I stayed up sniffing coke. Lots of those nights,” he said.
“My dick and my habit took me down all the roads that you don’t ever wanna go down.”
And while the father-of-two is now sober, he admits that overcoming substance abuse is an “everyday struggle.”
“I have an addiction. I’ll always have an addiction. It never goes away.”
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