Lamar Odom's Teammates Try to Save Him From Drugs but It Won't Work

Emily Abbate GossipMonger

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar OdomI'm still in utter disbelief that A) Khloe and Lamar have separated, and B) Lam Lam has an apparent drug problem. The latest developments in the horrifying downward spiral? At this point, reports have revealed that both his family and his friends have sat him down to talk about his problem. Last Wednesday, the Kardashians staged an intervention with Lamar to address his use of the prescription narcotic OxyContin and other hardcore recreational drugs. When that confrontation was unsuccessful, his teammates stepped in Monday and sat him down for three hours at a Los Angeles hotel. 

"Lamar was sweaty and talking very fast," an insider told Perez Hilton. "His hands were shaking and he couldn't sit still. He kept pacing the room."

Right now, it's hard to keep track of what "news" is speculation and what's 100 percent real. One thing is for sure, though. If all of these drug abuse reports are true, then Lamar definitely needs help.

Addiction is a scary, scary thing. When signs start to show that someone you care about is slipping, it's natural to want to do everything you can to help them get help. Often, that is more than just a sit-down talk like Khloe, her family, and Lamar's teammates attempted. An even harder thing to cope with? That an intervention won't immediately change the problem at hand.

Sometimes helping someone beat addiction means doing the things they are not willing to. Whether that means looking into rehabilitation facilities, seeking out a doctor for them to talk to, or helping them get out of a bad environment and thus removing them from the situation, every little bit helps.

The good news? Lamar plans to come clean to the public about his problem, which is a MAJOR step in kicking the habit. Let's just hope that instead of hiding when the inevitable backlash and criticism follow, he seeks out the help he really needs.

Do you think Lamar and Khloe will make it out of this together or apart?

 

Image via khloekardashian/Instagram

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