Lamar Odom Shares Update on His Sobriety 5 Years After Near-Fatal Overdose

Lamar Odom recently sat down with Good Morning America to reveal the methods he’s taken to maintain his sobriety. Scroll on to see how Khloe Kardashian’s ex is doing currently.

By Kisha Forde May 17, 2021 4:35 PMTags

Lamar Odom is happy to be maintaining his sobriety.

More than five years after a near-fatal overdose, the former NBA player shared his current status with Good Morning America, along with clips of his treatment sessions from his upcoming documentary, Lamar Odom Reborn

The 41-year-old author shared that he has remained sober with the help of the drug ketamine, which, for the past two years, has been administered to the star in small doses under supervision in sessions.

"I went to rehab and did some other things, but ketamine came into my life at the right time," he shared with host Steve Osunsami. "I'm feeling amazing. I'm alive, sober, and happy."

Lamar has previously opened up about his struggle with drug addiction, a battle he has said began after his mother died when he was 12. In 2015, he was found unresponsive in a Las Vegas brothel after a reported four-day stint with drugs and alcohol in almost-lethal doses. At the time, ex Khloe Kardashian and her family rushed to his side

Lamar Odom's Happy Times On and Off the Court

With Lamar's reported current solution, he believes he has found the best way to helping him maintain his sobriety, telling GMA, "I call it the healthy high." 

His treatment has also helped him maintain a more positive outlook on life. "I don't wake up looking to do lines…or waking up in a dark place or feeling unfulfilled," the former Lakers star shared. "When Kobe [Bryant] passed away, you know, the old Lamar, that'd have been every excuse in the world for me to go get high, [but] doing drugs didn't even enter my mind."

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Today, Lamar feels unstoppable. "I wouldn't want to try to stop to be great," he stated. "If I have greatness inside of me, I want to try to get it out."

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