The situation with Lamar Odom is forcing people to come to grips with a harsh reality -- addiction is a deadly serious problem that can't be ignored ... so says D.L. Hughley.
The actor/comedian was leaving Barney's in Bev Hills when we asked for his thoughts on the situation -- and he gave us the brutal truth.
"Anybody who's dealt with somebody with addiction knows that generally that's how it ends up ... and it's always sad when it does."
He added, "It's hard for him and his family."
D.L. says there is one thing he hopes Odom's friends, family and fans will do to help. Check out the clip.