Lamar Odom’s daughter Destiny Odom has come up talking lately about his father’s drug addiction and subsequent overdose in an interview with People magazine.
The 17-year-old disclosed how she grew up with a father who was addicted with drug. She showed her interest to help such children who are in the same situation as her in her childhood.
Destiny said when a person is on drugs, you can’t really do much to help him come out of addiction, but you can still tell the dear one that you are here for him.
Getting out of addiction is not in the hands others, but the person himself has to try for it.
Lamar Odom suffered near-fatal drug overdose in October 2015. He was addicted to various drugs including herbal Viagra and cocaine. He was even found unconscious in a brothel in Crystal, Nev. then.
The daughter said the former NBA player is her because of her and her brother, and there’s a reason to everything that happens.
Destiny added at one point she also blamed her life for her dad’s struggle with addiction.
She said, “I used to worry that addiction was my own fault but after talking to therapists and drug specialists, you just know the way that an addict’s brain is chemically wired.”
Lamar Odom had an extremely successful career in the NBA, but his addiction forced him to retire. He has not played professional basketball since 2013.
He married Khloe Kardashian in 2009, but due to his addiction he lost her too.