To say that Lamar Odom has struggled in recent years would be a massive understatement.
The former NBA star and ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian has come up against just about every kind of adversity one can imagine.
Granted, many of his difficulties have been self-created, but to his credit, Odom has been surprisingly candid about the extent to which he's responsible for his own suffering.
Back in October of 2015, Odom overdosed during a bender at a brothel in Nevada.
For a while, it looked as though Odom would never emerge from his coma, but miraculously he managed a near-total recovery.
The 37-year-old says he's sober these days, but his road to a healthier life hasn't been an easy one.
Odom was spotted drinking and behaving erratically on multiple occasions after his overdose, and it was his stubborn refusal to change his ways that reportedly led Khloe to cut ties with her ex completely.
In a new piece he penned for The Player's Tribune, Lamar opens up about the ways he self-destructed, revealing that his personal rock bottom came when Khloe walked on him doing coke with a girl he'd been cheating on her with.
"At that point in my life, I was doing coke every day. Pretty much every second of free time that I had, I was doing coke. I couldn't control it," Odom writes.
"Cocaine is a hell of a drug," he adds, quoting the music icon and fellow addict Rick James.
"One of the darkest places I've ever been was when I was in a motel room, getting high with this chick, and my wife (at the time) walked in. That probably was like rock bottom," Odom writes.
"My d-ck and my habit took me down all the roads that you don't ever wanna go down."
For a brief period after he emerged from his coma, it looked as though Lamar and Khloe would get back together, but Odom seems to have come to terms with the fact that that ship has now sailed.
These days, he says his motivation to stay sober is his family, and he looks forward to being a better father to his kids.
He adds that he plans to continue speaking honestly about his darkest times in an effort to inspire others.
We wish him all the best.