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Lamar Odom Shares Dark Details of His Cocaine Addiction


Done In The Dark by Lamar Odom

Posted July 28, 2017

In 2015, Lamar Odom, the former NBA Sixth Man of the Year was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel after suffering several strokes and kidney failure.  He fell into a coma for four days.  The Players’ Tribune, an online sports magazine, partnered with Lamar Odom who shared his experience with cocaine.  In the Nevada case Police Investigators found Odom had ingested cocaine and other substances that night in Nevada.  Odom recounted the day he woke up from the coma and touched on several topics including addiction, his ex-wife Khloe Khardashian, his children, sobriety and more.

“(Cocaine is) a hell of a drug,” he wrote. “It will make you do things you never thought you’d do. It will turn you into a different person. It will put you in situations where you say to yourself, ‘How the f**k did I get here?’ Anybody who’s lived a complicated, drug-infused life like I’ve lived knows the cycle – with women, cheating on my wife, s**t like that.  Nights when I should have been asleep.  Nights when I stayed up sniffing coke. Lots of those nights.”

I shook hands with death. But you know what? Ain’t no coming back from that. Even though my funeral would probably be a good funeral, and there’d probably be a lot of people who hadn’t seen each other in a long time. But it ain’t time for that yet.

You can read Odom’s complete piece here.

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