Us Weekly: Lamar Odom has a coke problem, not a crack problem, okay?

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marriage drama is all over the tabloids and the gossip sites this week. But poor Khloe has to share this week’s In Touch Weekly cover with her mom’s marriage drama! Yikes. You can read an excerpt of In Touch’s Kris Jenner story here – the basic gist is that Kris and Bruce are only married at this point for their mutual business interests and Kris isn’t even wearing her ring these days. Blah. Back to Khloe & Lamar. Some highlights from various stories:

*Us Weekly confirms some of the stories about Lamar’s drug abuse and addiction. A source says, “The addiction had taken over their marriage. The problem is cocaine. He would be high for three or four days at a time.” Us Weekly’s sources say Lamar’s problem is definitely NOT crack.

*Us Weekly also says Khloe gave Lamar an ultimatium on August 21st and Khloe “wants to save her marriage and him… She says the things he does are because of the drugs, and she just wants him to get help… She really loves Lamar.”

*Yesterday, TMZ reported that Lamar had returned home and that people are still trying to convince him to go to rehab but Lamar “remains undecided”.

*As for how Lamar might have “passed” previous NBA drug tests… Radar says that Lamar had a valid prescription for Oxycontin and so when he “tested dirty” they just let it go. Which doesn’t really matter at this point because Lamar is out of a job – the LA Clippers “refused to re-sign him” after the reports of his drug abuse. Apparently, the Clippers were trying to re-sign Lamar over the summer but they could never get a hold of him. Even People Mag is basically saying Lamar’s NBA career is done. Also: I can’t believe Lamar made $8.5 million last year? Damn.

Here are some photos of Lamar yesterday, going through the Taco Bell drive-thru.

Here are some photos of Khloe leaving the gym on Tuesday:

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. Launicaangelina says:

    Addiction is already a horrible beast to deal with but I feel really sorry for those having to deal with it so publically. I don’t care if it’s the Kardashians or the local mayor. The public speculation and assumptions can be so much to handle. If he really is an addict, I hope he seeks treatment.

    • BB says:

      It’s interesting that people don’t believe Lamar Odom has a drug addiction. He is clearly an addict, friends and family would not be begging him to go to rehab if he did not have a substance abuse problem.

      • Mar says:

        Why would anyone be so quick to believe any story that the Kardashian’s plant? We know they are a bunch of liars who try to smear people when they do not drink their kool aid.

      • Eh...I'm Indifferent says:

        It’s interesting that when people start questioning Lamar’s ability to remain a high functioning athlete on crack, the story changes to a more “user friendly” cocaine addiction instead. Kris Jenner clearly rules with an iron fist, and as soon as he begins playing by her rules again he’ll be “cured.”

      • Tiffany :) says:

        BB, unless he publicly does drugs or tests positive for for drugs, we do NOT know that he is an addict.

        Especially with a subject this serious, tabloids shouldn’t be trusted. There is a big difference between crack and cocaine and oxy. If they can’t get that detail straight, what is to say they have anything correct?

        Honestly, the K family has strong ties to tabloids, and I wouldn’t put it past them to smear him as a manipulation tactic.

    • I think it was about helping him and I think she does want to save him even more than her marriage, she loves him. I think going public might be a good thing in this case (and other famous cases.) Celebs are different than “normal” people – this guy has unlimited money and time, he could kill himself very quickly with a hoard of groupies cheering him on. Making it public made it more difficult for him to disappear and hurt himself.
      A family member of mine JUST made the decision to get clean (this pass weekend) thank God after over a decade of using. I think it has to do with the fact that the people closes to him stopped keeping his secrets and there started to be less and less places he could go when times got hard. Less couches to land on – that and we could cut him off financially, which as I stated, doesn’t really work on millionaires.

  2. Nev says:

    Get the help Lamar!!!!! Good luck.

  3. Downton fan says:

    Why is she wearing his socks? Is it some sort of “sign”? It’s kinda gross

  4. janie says:

    I have a hard time believing any of this.. If he has drug issues, Khloe is right there with him! People who do drugs don’t associate with those who don’t, they have nothing in common. This bunch won’t stop until they destroy this man.. Kris will make sure Khloe plays the part of the “long suffering wife”.

    • Kim1 says:

      So I guess SJP was a druggie since she lived with RDJ for years when he was on drugs.Plenty of people stay with drug addicts because they are in love.If all this stuff was not true he has had five days to release statement denying it.
      In the words of Whitney Houston “Crack is Wack”

    • Anoneemouse says:

      This is so not true. I was married for 12 years and my ex ended up developing an addiction to pain killers after a work-related accident. I did not even realize he had an addiction until the last 6 months of our marriage. Since addiction was never a part of our life up until that point, why would I? Don’t lump her in his addiction – he made his own problem.

    • Verbean says:

      Idk… I dated a guy for a few months who did coke, weed, and molly recreationally and although I never touch the stuff and it made me uncomfortable, I dealt with it for a while. Then again they have been married for a few years now so maybe she is doing it with him. Who knows

    • Ok says:

      Janie — you are extremely WRONG in your beliefs.

    • Launicaangelina says:

      I can’t tell if this is a trolling remark or ignorance. So many people love and live with addicts but it doesn’t mean both are addicts or not addicts. I used to drink very much. I was a bartender in college so alcohol was part of my daily life. When I hooked up with my addict ex boyfriend, I stopped drinking because I turned all my focus on taking care of him. This is not necessarily a “birds of a feather” situation.

    • Nicolette says:

      Wrong. I was in a relationship with someone who became addicted to crack. I’ve never used it and never would. He wouldn’t give it up or get help, so I helped myself out of the relationship.

    • Hakura says:

      @Anoneemous, @Verbean, @LaunicaAngelina, & @Nicolette – I know I’m just some random stranger on a message-board-like site, & that you guys hardly *need* acknowledgment or approval from anyone else.

      But I just wanted to congratulate you all for being strong enough to decide what was right for you, & be able to pull yourself out of a bad relationship/situation. =) You guys rock!

      @Anoneemouse – Unfortunately, I know from experience that even when an addiction is caused from a legitimate prescription for a medication (for injuries/health problems), it’s has a painful, powerful impact on every aspect of your life. Experiencing withdrawal can turn you into a different person altogether, because it causes you to feel like you’d do almost anything to avoid it/get out of it.

      I’m truly sorry it contributed to (if not outright caused) the end of your marriage. But sometimes it’s the only positive choice there is, especially under those circumstances. Like I said above, major support for doing what was best for you (& if you have a family, for them too). ♥

  5. Dawn says:

    Sure she loves Lamar sooooo much that she just needed to leak to the press his problem. Sure she loves him. This more than likely ruined his career and if he does go back to Khoey it will be because of that and not because of a great love story. As far as Kris and Bruce go, I’ll believe it when it is officially done. This is just more Klan fodder for discussion. But what I find funniest of all is Kanye West doesn’t think they will ever do this kind of thing to him…ha!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Good points, Dawn. Especially that running to tabloids of all places isn’t a sign of love, and that Kanye is vulnerable to similar tactics.

      The cynical side of me is worried this is to take the focus off Kris’s show being cancelled.

  6. gg says:

    He is a victim of excess and married the wrong person for his mental health. These girls are going to always have a hell of a time finding a man that won’t go off the rails and leave them with all that money lying around.

    Also, in case anybody missed it, LAMAR – crack IS cocaine.

  7. Why says:

    Like Khloe wants 2 be save,she believes she can save Lamar.Since his child died,he hasnt been doing well.He’s greaving.Even Khloe cant take that pain away.He has to heal, what ever the problem is, coke are crack.Its really cracky that they let this story out, because he cheated.

  8. Anoneemouse says:

    I don’t believe Khloe leaked this info – her family may have played a part but it is clear she loves Lamar and would not do this while trying to reconcile and get him the help he needs. Sad thing is, addiction is hard to deal with on so many levels. Addicts are quite good at lying and once trust has been broken, it is so hard to get back. You end up questioning every thing they say and do. I wish her luck.

  9. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    I guess to live with that family you’d kinda have to be high all the time just to cope.

  10. Birdie says:

    I find it disgusting that *someone* of the Kardashian’s leaked all of this to the media. If I was Lamar I would sue them all.

  11. Bex says:

    WTH is Khloe wearing?

    Anyway, if they’re going to leak all over they could at least agree on a drug. That’s all I’ve got.

  12. Kiddo says:

    a valid prescription for Oxycontin?

    That seems to be a huge red flag and serious problem. That drug is supposed to be used only for the worst unmitigated pain, like that suffered by cancer patients. I can’t imagine a scenario where it was conscionable for a physician to write this script for him.

    • Bridget says:

      Oxy is prescribed all the time. ALL the time. For injuries, surgeries, post-C Section. In fact it’s shockingly common for those who are post Csection. It is a very powerful and addictive drug, but it’s also incredibly easy to get a script for it even as a regular person.

      • Kiddo says:

        I don’t believe that is what it was originally intended for. All the same, I’m sure the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture it have no problem with its ubiquity. I can’t believe that doctors consider this a first line pain med. I’m kind of shocked.

      • Emily C. says:

        Percocet was the first line of pain med for me when I threw out my back. Within two weeks of taking less than the prescribed dose, I was horribly addicted to it and could not sleep without it, though it didn’t help my pain worth a damn. Luckily, I was able to stop taking it without intervention since I’d been taking so little for such a short time, but it was hell for a while. The last pain doctor I went to before my current (excellent) one didn’t ask any questions about any addiction history and offered me valium. (I said “no” or it might have been “hell no” — I’m terrified of addiction.)

        Some doctors are too scared about addiction to give patients the pain medication they need. Other doctors hand the stuff out like candy without trying other avenues first. There doesn’t seem to be any system or enough studies about this stuff. I’m just glad I found a good doctor who prescribes me what I need, helps me look for ways to need less of it, and is careful about possible addiction.

    • anon33 says:

      Not really, unfortunately.

      As I’ve said before here, I work in disability law. I have MANY MANY MANY claimants who do not have cancer, nothing even remotely similar, just unspecified “back pain” or “joint pain”-and these people go through every medication, one by one, until they are being prescribed DILAUDID and METHADONE, drugs which are much more serious than Oxy. Dilaudid is specifically intended for end-stage issues, ie, they’re gonna die anyway so might as well make them comfortable, yet these are regular, every day people who barely even have any findings on MRIs, etc, and they are prescribed these drugs. It is becoming increasingly more common, and it scares me.

      Prior to the information coming forward about what a sick f8ck John Phillips was, I read his autobiography. He abused Dilaudid for YEARS and it specifically contributed to his cognitive deterioration (he could barely form coherent sentences as he aged.) These drugs are no joke, and something needs to be done.
      As regards the story itself? I maintain my position that if this were wholly untrue, Lamar and/or his reps and/or the NBA would have put a stop to this continuing info leak. The fact that nothing like that has happened makes me beleive that it is true.

      • Emily C. says:

        I wonder how many of their problems are due to being prescribed drugs like percocet in the first place for their initial issues, as I was. It gave me terrible aches and pains all over the place that I hadn’t had before. Over the years, the findings on my MRI have lessened spectacularly, but the pain was frozen at what it was a month or so after I first threw my back out, when the MRI findings were huge. Multiple herniated discs, including two pressing into my spinal cord, changed to degenerative disc disease, which doesn’t look nearly as dramatic on the MRI.

        I have finally gotten a good doctor who got me surgery, and it’s helping a ton. I don’t know why no other doctor even considered trying it when they were so eager to give me incredibly strong painkillers that messed with my mind and only barely kept me from wanting to die from the pain. Something’s rotten somewhere.

      • anon33 says:

        @Emily C., I wonder that too. Many of them describe similar sitations to yours. I don’t claim to have any medical knowledge beyond what my job requires me to have, so I can’t speculate on any type of correlation, but there definitely seems to be a component of the situations just getting worse as the drugs are increased, and there are definitely “bad” doctors and “good” doctors. It’s a mess. :( I am glad to hear you are finally getting the proper care to lessen your pain.

  13. Yelly says:

    Well isn’t his father an addict? Apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree now does it?

  14. Nicolette says:

    Khloe and Lamar are one thing, but as for the other all I have to say is RUN BRUCE RUN!

  15. roxy750 says:

    With all their money and mongo houses don’t they have gyms in their house?

  16. CaribbeanLaura says:

    I don’t know what’s really going on with him, but I too feel terrible about it all playing out under the public eye. I hope he gets help.

  17. Lucrezia says:

    Radar is full of it. Oxy won’t show up as cocaine on a drug test. Oxy is an opiate, cocaine is not.

    I know sites like Radar make shit up all the time, but it really annoys me when they fail to make it believable. Put in more effort! Lie believably!

  18. Jayna says:

    Bruce and his new home while they pretend on TV it’s just his getaway is the first of many steps they are taking on their TV show to set the stage for next season when they say they have grown apart. They are doing it slowly so as not to hurt the brand and her new TV show. Now that the TV show is over, I expect to really see that.

    I also think one day we will see Bruce say he is transgender and is transitioning to a woman. This past year he has been looking even more effiminate with all his plastic surgery and hair, etc.

  19. Zigggy says:

    Coke/crack gets out of your system quickly, so you can pass a test a day or two after doing it (as is my understanding). I had an employer who drug tested tell us that if we were going to do drugs to do coke because it’s out of your system in 24 hours :\

  20. Emily C. says:

    Why do people think it’s better to be addicted to cocaine than to crack? Being addicted to ANY drug is extremely bad. It doesn’t matter if it’s crack, cocaine, alcohol, percocet, whatever. Untreated addiction is bad no matter what.

    It’s because crack is supposedly for poor people and cocaine is supposedly for rich people, isn’t it?

    • Cirque28 says:

      Cocaine still has a glamorous, wealthy, entitled image, while crack is associated with being dirty, lower class, and out of control. Despite being essentially the same drug. Despite the fact that they will both snap your mind like a twig sooner or later. Stupid, isn’t it?

      I feel bad for both Khloe (the only semi decent Kardashian) and Lamar. Hope they can heal this situation and be happy again.

  21. anne_000 says:

    It seems to me as if leaving the Kardashian clan is like leaving Scientology. All those terrible secrets come out as punishment for getting away.

  22. akua says:

    WTF kind of gym outfit is that?