Lamar Odom Checks Into Rehab – Report
Lamar Odom, who has allegedly been on a drug binge that's been severely affecting his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, has checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.
Odom’s alleged drug use became public knowledge over a week ago when it was reported that his wife and the rest of the Kardashian family attempted to stage an intervention to get him into rehab. Following their pleas, Odom reportedly fled the home and continued using his drug of choice. Now, however, Odom has apparently yielded to his Khloe's wishes for him to seek treatment.
"He realized he needs help," a source told People, which confirmed Odom’s enrollment in the rehab facility.
Last week, Odom was arrested and charged with a DUI after he was pulled over for erratic driving on the 101 Freeway in San Fernando Valley. He showed, “objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests as explained and demonstrated," according to a California Highway Patrol report. He refused to submit to a chemical test and was released on $15,000 bail.
Substance abuse has plagued Odom throughout his NBA career. After he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999, he was suspended from the team twice two years later due to drug violations – the details of which are unknown.
Odom begrudgingly checked in to rehab last August after Khloe and the rest of the Kardashian’s held another intervention to encourage him to kick his drug habit. He had been released three weeks later and began his season with the Los Angeles Clippers, who declined to resign him after the resurgence of his drug problems this summer.
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