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Lamar Odom

I'm Sober

I Can Kick Drugs W/O Rehab

10/3/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lamar Odom
says he's been sober for 5 days ... and he believes he can maintain sobriety WITHOUT going to rehab.

Sources connected to the troubled BBaller tell TMZ ... Lamar believes in what he calls "self-healing" and says he has the willpower to kick his drug habit on his own.

Lamar says he's done it successfully before and is convinced he can do it again.

Toward that end, he is telling people he is removing certain "friends" from his life ... so he doesn't relapse.

Lamar says he's open to getting professional help, but only in private and not in a rehab facility.  He has not yet committed to getting such help.

Lamar is very mindful of the fact that training camp has just started.  Although he wants to save his marriage to Khloe Kardashian, our sources say his motivation for sobriety seems to be more focused on his basketball career.  Lamar believes once he's achieved a level of sobriety, he can re-join a team.

TMZ broke the story ... Lamar had a devastating crack problem in addition to an addiction to other drugs, including cocaine.  He was in rehab for 3 weeks a little more than a year ago before bailing.

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marymac    

Just when I think there can't be one more story about the Kartrashy fam, TMZ comes through again... does Kris Jenner just sit at home thinking up Krap to sell u guys?

349 days ago
17.

Doodlebug    

Klhoe was in love with him because he was a lakers player that payed her attention ..she thought she was cool going to the lakers games .. But that fun came to an abrupt end

349 days ago
18.

LK    

Good luck Lamar :)
You can do it . One day @ a time . You will probably have many relapses many times , Yet each time you stop the duration will increase longer & longer . Than one time you will relapses & realize you don't like high & how it makes you feel any longer. Then it will get easier & easier . Jmo fm some who has recovered & did it without rehab :) Stay strong It will happen only if you truly want it .

349 days ago
19.

dan    

Your children. Destiny (15) and Lamar Jr (11). That needs to be your motivation for getting clean. Not playing basketball. Go to rehab Lamar Odom

349 days ago
20.

disembedded    

Love the picture here: in just one day, Lamar got chubby again!! A TMZ Miracle!!

349 days ago
21.

scarlett06    

I feel terribly for Chloe. She has been MORE than supportive of Lamar. If she thinks (knows) that Lamar should go to rehab, she is doing the the right thing by standing behind that. No rehab, means no marriage!

I commend Khloe for keeping her rings on and standing by Lamar. However, she's been doing that for over 2 years. I think that if Lamar realizes his chance to Bball is over for this season, and possibly forever, he might start to get a clue.

Khloe is doing the right thing. Not taking off her ring (yet), and waiting until Lamar gets it into his head that this problem is WAY bigger that what he percieves.

I think he doesn't want to go to rehab is because of his paranoia. He is distrustful of it as far as I can tell.

Stay strong Chloe, as you have been for a long time now. You know you can't help him, and no one can until he goes to a rehab facility.

This is a very sad situation all around.

349 days ago
22.

Doodlebug    

Hate to say it but.. Lamar's not a very attractive fellow. His face looks yuck

349 days ago
23.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

This gentleman reflects quite poorly on the Kockroachian family. Makes me think they all do drugs and steal (phony charity). I will therefore never buy any of their krap. Who's with me?

349 days ago
24.

Sue    

DELUSIONAL!

349 days ago
25.

Doodlebug    

Lamar, chis humpfries , Kanye , Scott , Robert larddashian ....all these guys are idiots...the kardashing women are just trash covered in expensive clothes.

349 days ago
26.

Susie Conroy. Radford    

Bull**** don't you dare take his worthless ass back Khloe. He screwed crack ho's .youll look bad to take him back. Look at his dad that's Lamar down the road. Your the only one he doesn't pay to be around him. He pays for friends ho' s his dad . He is a mess . It's embarrassing for you to lower yourself for that lowlife. Your dad would be ashamed. Set a example for your baby sisters. It's bad nought Kim chose who she did. Why do such beautiful girls have low self esteem. Kanye is a rude mess. And hard to look at. His head is way big. Bobble head. Besides he looks he is a mess. His music sucks. I can't think of anything good about either one. Learn to value yourselves...

349 days ago
27.

Don't ask me     

Lamar needs 2 stop the cycle B4 his kids follow his fathers & his own drug problems . It might already be 2 late & it is set in motion ? I do hope his children's mother has a good head on her & guides their children & steers them in the right direction away fm drugs .

349 days ago
28.

bart    

Lamar is one stupid person. This reminds me of a American Dad show when Stan Smith is a crack head and try's to rehab himself. Good Luck Lamar it is not going to happen. You need professional help and you need to be in a special pace away from the drug.

349 days ago
29.

Jan     

Lamar, the first step in your recovery is to divorce Khloe and escape from her family. The Lakers will give you a job but not if you keep that Kardashian trick in your life.

349 days ago
30.

Angela    

Funny hoe yesterday tmz had a pic saying Lamar is rail thin, yeah and today he looks nothing like rail thin? Tmz u play to much

349 days ago
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