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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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31.

beachgal    

How do we know any of this about Lamar is true? because plastic surgery freak Kris Jenner tells Mike Walters it is? LMFAO.
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The K-kow family have no discernable talents; too bad TMZ tries to make them credible by suffocating us with non-stories. Where are all the real celeb stories, TMZ?

350 days ago
32.

JimmyCrapCorn    

We've never seen any proof he's even doing drugs, but regardless, I wish him the best in life.

350 days ago
33.

Minnetonka40    

He wants to be able to reward himself for a few weeks of sobriety with a crack binge without any accountability. This is also what alcoholics will do. No accountability equals no true sobriety. Just a quick fix to get people off your back

350 days ago
34.

Bo    

Lamar, you are such a goofus.

350 days ago
35.

acorvette4me    

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

This might be a biiiigggg clue

350 days ago
36.

mwen    

Anyone else has started the countdown timer to Lamar's Od?

350 days ago
37.

Mrs Jackson    

Who cares about him I'm sick of tmz talking about him every 5/10 mins

350 days ago
38.

Deco    

I was off and on for 35 years once quitting for 5 years straight . Clean now since July 09 without rehab. I think he can do it for the love of the game but probably not his wife.

350 days ago
39.

Tony    

Yeah right Lamar! Every addicts famouse last words! You are the female Lindsay Lohan.

350 days ago
40.

Waka Waka Waka    

Can someone please give Lamar au Big Mac

350 days ago
41.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Good morning Kris Jenner. I see you and your wife Bruce have officially split. I guess he finally gathered up the miniscule amount of testosterone you actually still left him with and told you to F off with this stuff. Oh well, at least we won;t see it on TMZ will we? Have a nice day finding your next victim.

350 days ago
42.

my 2 cents    

Is it winter time out in LA ?

350 days ago
43.

Uh    

Anyone believe this media generated vomit?

350 days ago
44.

laffnbear    

He must have paid close attention to Mr. Sheen.

350 days ago
45.

Scout    

Snoooooze.....when you get some real PROOF, let us know.

Until then, please stop posting this re-hash of old "news" that is just a bunch of hooey.

350 days ago
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