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Ready to graduate college in May with a degree in sport industry, Greg Oden talks about his struggle to be healthy after his basketball career ended. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, dana.benbow@indystar.com

His 7-foot body had crumpled to the bathroom floor again, his head hanging over the toilet, the smell of alcohol oozing from his pores.

Greg Oden had been drinking all day, morning until night, as he did every day. He would take his final sip and fall into a dark oblivion every night. He would wake up and go straight for a bottle to get through the next day. Every time he ate, he would throw up.

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