The documentary Lamar Odom: Reborn was executive produced and invested in by Chase Hudson, the CEO of HempLucid. The film explores the transformation of Lamar Odom, famed world champion NBA superstar, through a series of clinical psychedelic treatments.
Lamar was a beloved force on the basketball court and had even achieved crossover fame as a star of the reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Although once considered an elite athlete, he had an unfortunate fall from grace associated with drug addiction. He was the most Googled search term in the world when he “died” in 2015, having had 12 strokes and 6 heart attacks one drug-fueled night. Miraculously, Lamar survived.
Lamar needed a rebirth. He had become a victim of his addiction to the point that it almost took everything from him. Even after the nearly fatal overdose, he was still struggling to defeat the monster of addiction in his life. It was time for an intervention.
Lamar Odom: Reborn follows Lamar as he seeks to heal himself using CBD, ibogaine, and ketamine. The film argues that there is a lifestyle that, if adopted, can disrupt our negative patterns, transform and enhance our consciousness, and allow us, once and for all, the full potential to transcend addiction issues.
CBD for Healing
As part of a daily routine for overcoming impulsive behaviors, CBD is indispensable. Known for its relaxing qualities, one of the primary benefits of CBD for depression and addiction is that CBD tends to help us release our cares and settle into a flow state. As we do so, the nagging issues which persist throughout the day tend to be dulled and silenced. Lamar began using CBD daily during the course of filming as a method for promoting a state of peacefulness and physical equilibrium.
Ibogaine is an alkaloid extracted from the root of the iboga plant, which is native to Central Africa. The Bwiti tribe of the Congo has implemented the plant in several religious rites, most especially as a rite of passage. In the late 1800s up until the 1960s, ibogaine was prescribed as an antidepressant in France. Due to its unfortunate legal classification as a Schedule 1 drug, research and utilization of ibogaine are unfortunately hindered. Ibogaine has become increasingly popular in clinical settings in Mexico due to its ability to break opiate, heroin, and cocaine addiction in one session.
Lamar’s trip to an ibogaine clinic in Mexico is documented in the film Lamar Odom: Reborn.
Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that has been used in clinical settings since the 1950s. It’s especially popular in pediatric surgery, having a remarkable safety profile. Recent breakthroughs in mental health have discovered the value of intramuscular ketamine treatments for the disruption of depressive and addictive behaviors.
As we go through life and experience trauma, that trauma can come to shape our personal mindset and our relationships with others. The mystical state induced by ketamine disrupts the traumatic loops that come to define us and allows us an increased sense of perspective on the challenging material of life. In this way, ketamine can be life-changing.
Lamar Odom: Reborn documents Lamar’s clinical ketamine treatments. He shares amazing onscreen insights that offer a glimpse into the way ketamine inspires personal reflection and a desire to heal oneself.