Lamar Odom finally checks himself into rehab after Khloe Kardashian's ultimatum

It looks like Lamar Odom has finally decided to get some help. After months of battling a crack-cocaine addiction, the NBA player recently checked himself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

Lamar's drug problem was definitely causing a strain in his marriage with reality star Khloe Kardashian. She's been trying to be as supportive as she can, but after his DUI arrest this past Friday she had no other choice but to give him an ultimatum: Get help or get divorced. I guess she was finally able to get through to him.

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Everyone including Khloe, her family, and friends of Lamar have been trying for months to convince him to enter rehab for his crazy drug addiction, and after a lot of budging he's finally given in. "He realized he needs help," a source told People.com.

I think the fact that this was causing a lot of problems in his marriage was also a wakeup call for him. He probably didn't think Khloe would actually be willing to leave him if he didn't get his act together. Things got really bad last Friday and that was probably the last straw for her. Lamar was arrested and charged with a DUI for driving in a "serpentine manner" and was unable to perform a field sobriety test. Mind you it was like three in the morning! 

It's certainly going to take some time before Lamar is back on his feet, but I'm glad to see he's making the first steps towards recovery. Battling a drug addiction can't be easy, especially when it's something that's become so public. But I'm certain that between checking himself into a rehab center and his very strong support team, he'll eventually get back on track!

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Topics: khloe kardashian  lamar odom  drug abuse