Lamar Odom has taken the first step to recovery. According to People, two sources have confirmed that Lamar has checked himself into a rehab center. One source said, “He realized he needs help.”
Early in the morning on August 20, 2013, Lamar was arrested for suspected DUI. He refused to take a drug test, so they immediately suspended his driver’s license for one year.
Khloe Kardashian Odom, Lamar’s wife, recently gave him an ultimatum. Either he gets help with the drug addiction, or he leaves the house. He refused her, and her family’s intervention attempts, so she kicked him out of the house.
People reports that Lamar violated NBA policies two times in an eight-month period in 2001. In 2003, he admitted to using marijuana. Not that this is an excuse, but drug addiction seems to run in Lamar’s family. His father was addicted to heroin. Lamar often wondered if he was fighting his father's demons.
Radar Online reports that Lamar drug choices are Oxycontin, Ambien and cocaine. In 2011, Khloe managed to get Lamar into rehab to help him put an end to his addictions. He didn’t stay in the facility very long. He decided that he didn’t need any help.
Kris Jenner hired Richard Shapiro to represent Lamar in the DUI case. Richard had one stipulations if he took the case. Lamar had to be open to going into rehab.
I’m sure all the NBA fans and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” fans want to see Lamar get better and drug free.