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Is Rob Kardashian Addicted to Prescription Pills?

The celebrity gossip magazines are once again focused on a member of the Kardashian clan, only this time it isn’t Kim.

Instead, younger brother Rob Kardashian is making headlines for his unhealthy behaviors, including an alleged prescription drug addiction. In the new issue of In Touch, an unnamed source claims the 27-year-old is in self-destruct mode and shows no signs of letting up.

Rob’s Downward Spiral

Often left behind by his fame happy family, Rob’s problems initially began over a year ago. After an extremely public breakup with long-time girlfriend and pop star Rita Ora, he turned to food and alcohol as a way to cope. Rob was overeating on a daily basis and binging on alcohol.

Frightened by these behaviors, a few friends and family members reached out to Rob. Their concern only grew once Rob began partying with admitted heroin addict and ex-brother-in-law Lamar Odom. The duo was spotted stumbling out of Hollywood’s trendy Greystone Manor, clearly intoxicated and in search of the next party.

“It’s crazy how this whole year, my whole relationship was only negative. All I did was gain f**king 40 pounds and lose so much money,” he told US Magazine. “I’m so insecure. I weigh like 215 pounds. I hate pictures. I hate everything.”

Rob is so self-conscious about his hefty appearance that he reportedly skipped sister Kim’s extravagant wedding to Kanye West. Those close to the family say he’s mortified to be photographed while so overweight.

Also Read: How Kim Kardashian is Influencing the Drug Cartel

The Alleged Drug Abuse

After suffering so much social anxiety over his weight, a close friend says Rob is also battling an addiction to prescription medications. The source says Rob does nothing but sit around “smoking weed, doing drugs, watching movies and eating.” His drugs of choice are reportedly opiate painkillers Norco and Percocet, along with the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

The source also says Rob is abusing Sizzurp, a mixture of prescription-strength codeine cough syrup, Sprite, and Jolly Rancher candy. Sizzurp, also known as Lean, can cause seizures, respiratory failure, and even death.

Connecting the Dots

  • Weight Gain: Opiate abuse leads to fatigue, sugar cravings, and depression – all of which cause people to gain weight.
  • Isolation: Addiction and depression cause people to withdraw from society, leading to binge eating and heightened drug abuse.
  • Poor Appearance: Addicts who are overweight and depressed often neglect hygiene and personal appearance.

Help is Here: If you or someone you know is struggling with prescription pill abuse, take action and find opiate addiction treatment centers.