The previous basketball professional, 41, has battled substance abuse previously, notably fighting cocaine and intercourse addictions. When he and Khloe Kardashian break up, Odom famously went on a four-day bender and was discovered unresponsive in Las Vegas, having has quite a few strokes, seizures and two cases of his coronary heart stopping.
Since then, the star has put within the work to get better, together with utilizing the artificial substance ketamine to assist maintain him on observe.
“I went to rehab and did another issues, however ketamine got here into my life on the proper time,” he advised “Good Morning America” on Monday. “I’m feeling superb.”
Odom added: “I’m alive. I’m sober. I’m blissful.”
Ketamine is a ache treatment with hallucinogenic results based on the Drug Enforcement Company (DEA). It’s additionally used as a fast-acting anesthetic by the US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA).
Well being officers are at present discovering that small doses of the treatment, which grew to become a celebration drug within the Nineteen Eighties, will be useful in treating a myriad of circumstances like dependancy, melancholy, post-traumatic stress dysfunction and extra.
Like many others, Odom makes use of very small doses with hour-long results that curb wishes for medicine.
“I don’t get up trying to do traces … or waking up in a park place or feeling unfulfilled,” he defined. “When Kobe [Bryant] handed away, you already know, the previous Lamar, that’d have been each excuse on the earth for me to go get excessive, [but] doing medicine didn’t even enter my thoughts.”
“I don’t suppose I’ll cease it,” he stated of ketamine. “I don’t need to attempt to cease to be nice. If I’ve greatness within me, I need to attempt to get it out.”
Odom’s use of the drug will probably be chronicled within the documentary “Lamar Odom Reborn,” which airs on YouTube, MTV Reside and different social media platforms on Could 20.