Athletes certainly are not immune to drug abuse. In fact, some studies have shown that they are more prone to addictive tendencies. The most recent high-profile athlete who addiction issues have come out is NBA star Lamar Odom.
Odom has had issues with drugs since before graduating high school and college, but had seemed to turn his life around. He had a fairly successful NBA career, including being named the NBA’s “Best Sixth Man” a few years ago. As reported in www.examiner.com.
Now, Odom appears to be losing everything to substance abuse. That includes his marriage to Khloe Kardashian who kicked the star out of the house in mid-August.
Although there have been reports that his marriage was on the rocks because Odom may have been unfaithful to his wife of almost four years, the real problem may be the NBA star has reportedly had a serious problem with recreational drugs for the past two years.
Last August Odom allegedly checked into a rehab center in San Diego, and 29-year-old Kardashian hired a private investigator to stand guard outside the center to make certain Odom would not leave. The 33-year-old Odom constantly threatened to check out, but he ended up staying for three weeks before finally leaving for good.
Currently Odom’s whereabouts are completely unknown. I know for a fact he is not enrolled in any Internet based drug courses. His family thinks he is totally binging on drugs and needs help. We will follow this story as it develops.