Lamar Odom, who was previously married to Khloé Kardashian and survived a near-fatal overdose in 2015, said in a new interview that receiving small doses of the anesthetic for the past two years under supervision has played a critical role in his recovery.
“I went to rehab and did some other things, but ketamine came into my life at the right time,” The former NBA player, 41, said on “Good Morning America” on Monday. “I’m feeling amazing,” he continued. “I’m alive, I’m sober, I’m happy.”
Ketamine is typically used by medical personnel and veterinarians, according to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation. In 2019, the FDA approved a nasal spray medication that contains the anesthetic for use by adults battling treatment-resistant depression.
According to GMA health officials, small doses of ketamine can potentially be helpful to those struggling with “addictions, PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder], anxiety, suicidal feelings and other treatment-resistant mental health conditions.”