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Did Lamar Odom Hit “Rock Bottom”?

By on Oct 20, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Lamar Odom is now breathing on his own and is slowly making progress in his recovery. Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious at a brothel not far from Las Vegas, Nevada. Traces of cocaine, herbal sexual performance enhancers and alcohol were all found in his system. Late last week, he woke up and spoke to his estranged wife, celebrity Khloe Kardashian. Early this week he was transported from Las Vegas back to Los Angeles to continue his recovery. Dozens of questions and rumors are circulating about Odom. Does he have an addiction problem? Will he ever fully recover from this tragic incident? Could an intervention have prevented Odom from coming to this “rock bottom” moment? Did Lamar Odom Hit “Rock Bottom”? “Rock bottom” is a relative term that is often used in the realm of addiction treatment to describe the breaking point for the...

Eminem: The Rapper’s Struggles With Addiction

By on Sep 6, 2012 in Drug Addiction, Featured | 0 comments

The music industry is full of temptation for young artists. When fame occurs seemingly overnight, it may be easy to fall into the trap of experimenting with drugs and alcohol. With rapper Eminem, a serious drug habit not only almost cost him his career, but also his life. From Bad to Worse For years following his breakout success with the Slim Shady LP and the Marshall Mathers LP in 2000, Eminem abused prescription medications. In an interview with Vibe magazine, he admitted to taking as many as twenty pills a day. He would ingest a dangerous mixture of Vicodin, Ambien and Valium. Although he went to rehabilitation in 2005 for dependency on sleep aid medications, he continued to struggle after his release. Soon after he finished his stint in rehab, Eminem overdosed on a handful of blue pills given to him by an acquaintance. Doctors informed the rapper that he had ingested enough...