I am sure that you are familiar with drug abuse by now. We see countless cases of celebrities dying from drug overdoses, and it’s never a fun time for fans and loved ones. It isn’t a pleasant subject, but it does need to be addressed because it keeps happening, and it really needs to come to an end.

For those of you who are not familiar with Lamar Odom, let me give you a quick rundown. Odom is a professional basketball player, well known for playing with the Los Angeles Lakers for seven seasons. Besides playing in the NBA, Odom is also known for the highly-publicized relationship he had with Khloe Kardashian. Here is where it gets interesting. Odom’s father was a heroin addict, and his mother passed away from colon cancer. As a reality television star, Odom has always had the spotlight on him and his drug abuse habits. He has also had quite the experience with drugs. According to the Daily Mail, he was banned from the NBA for going against its anti-drug policy in 2001. In addition, his friend Jamie Sangouthai passed away because of heroin. The divorce between Odom and Khloe Kardashian was also allegedly because of his drug habits.

I’m sure some of you may have come across the most recent story involving Odom and drug abuse. On October 13th, Odom was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Cocaine and sexual enhancement drugs were found in his system, according to the Guardian. Fortunately, Odom is now recovering, and was able to participate in the Halloween festivities – thanks to a tweet from Khloe Kardashian.

Other celebrities have not had such a fortunate outcome with drug habits, which is why it is still a concern. If you know anybody that has a drug problem, please do not ignore it. Do your best as an individual to help people that suffer from drug abuse – before it’s too late.