Last month, we reported that Lamar Odom had checked into rehab after struggling with his sobriety in very public fashion.
Today, TMZ is reporting that Odom has been released from the facility where he spent the past 35 days receiving treatment.
And it's not hard to see why those closest to the former NBA star are already concerned about the possibility of a relapse.
The severity of Odom's struggles with substance abuse first came to light when he overdosed at a Nevada brothel in October of 2015.
After emerging from a coma, the 37-year-old reportedly promised family and friends that he would swear off alcohol and drugs for good.
Unfortunately, it seems his resolve didn't last long.
Prior to checking himself in for treatment, Odom suffered several relapses, and was spotted in public several times in various states of intoxication.
His return to his dangerous old habits culminated in Odom being removed from a plane after he vomited and stumbled into other passengers prior to take off.
Sources say Odom's relapse was triggered by the anniversary of the 2006 death of his son.
He reportedly checked into rehab out of fear that his situation would only get worse as the date of his son's passing drew closer.
Insiders TMZ that Odom completed his 35-day program with little difficulty, and he now looks forward to maintaining his sobriety in the new year.
For obvious reasons, of course, his family and friends remain vigilant in their efforts to keep him away from booze and drugs.
It wouldn't be the first time that Odom completed treatment only to return to his hard-parting ways shortly thereafter.
Even after his near death experience he was unable to stave off temptation for long.
At that time, his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, was by his side nearly 24/7.
These days, Khloe is dating Tristan Thompson, and the two are rumored to be talking wedding plans.
For obvious reasons, that could easily serve as a trigger to Lamar.
Here's hoping Odom is able to find the support he needs in order to resist falling back into his old habits.