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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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46.

Choose Laughter    

Floating down da river De Nile!

382 days ago
47.

Kristinajp    

Sorry Lam Lam, you are not sober, I saw your pic on ENews last night and you have lost tooo much weight. Your face is actually hollow and your clothes are hanging off you. I love ya but you need to go to Rehab :( You are going either way, court ordered for that DWI or now so you might as well get it over with instead of having it hanging over your head. Still love ya though and I hope you work things out with Khloe.

382 days ago
48.

E    

...says every addict, ever.

382 days ago
49.

Kristinajp    

PS Lamar...stop sleeping with those other addicts...Some Stds are not curable...

382 days ago
50.

ketjo    

Bullshyt this morning .....Kardashian style ......
the K employees were on this one like fly's on a fresh pile of shyt.....Or like they had advance warning it was coming out....LOL.... 3rd shift on the job....
Think I will start me a Net media commenting company.....Its the newest way to make money on the internet...and the entertainment using them like mad....to make or break a personal reputation.......
In this case the Kardashians are using them to break Odom and to set him up for a big pay day for the devoice .....Kardashian style ....ask Kris Humphries ...he can tell you all about it.....LOL

382 days ago
51.

KindHearted    

So if you "successfully" kicked drugs before, and THINK you can do it again, then you really didn't "successfully" kick drugs in the first place, because you're on them again....OK, I just fried my own brain with this comment :-p

382 days ago
52.

ms_pitre    

Cocaine is a hell of a drug… It don't discriminate at all…

382 days ago
53.

Iris Myandowski    

also known as the junkie's national anthem

382 days ago
54.

devil's advocate    

Since I believe it is all fake drama for the show, of course he can stay clean and sober. I saw a clip from the latest season which is the start of this whole fake drama storyline.

382 days ago
55.

clownshoes69    

What about all the chore boys he has left over at the house? Can I get those?

382 days ago
56.

Bolivar    

"I can quit anytime I want. Done it hundreds of times!"

382 days ago
57.

The Zombie    

I've tried to help several people get off crack, and I can tell you this: He needs to go to at LEAST a couple NA meetings a week if he's not going to formal rehab.

382 days ago
58.

FUTMZ    

A massive drug addict for an NBA "star".
An indicted murderer for an NFL "star".
All that's missing is a MLB rapist.

See what happens when we give millions and millions to thug-boys for doing relatively nothing?

Then there's Linds.....

382 days ago
59.

2idiots    

if this is a recent photo, Lamar sure looks healthy for being the crackhead, coke addict TMZ and the Trash-Kanians have made him out to be. Just a day or 2 ago, TMZ posted a story claiming he was "rail thin" yet here he looks OK.
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Something BIGGER is coming and this is just a diversion.

382 days ago
60.

bob    

Lamar is so far out of it , his thinking is beyond denial....its the thinking of a drug addict.
He is never playing basketball again, its over,
...no mas.....
no team would ever hire him...just watch, if I am wrong I will eat my TMZ hat
in front of harvey....on TMZ LIVE.....

382 days ago
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