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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.

BE    

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

If he was successful at kicking his habit, there wouldn't be a need to do it again!! SMDH!! The reason why he doesn't want to go to rehab is because he doesn't want to have to stop doing drugs completely. Rehab teaches an addict how to get off drugs for life & Lamar wants to be a functional addict.

296 days ago
47.

Crabby    

for Christ sakes just overdose and die already so we don't have to read about your sorry ass anymore

296 days ago
48.

Ozzie X    

He still needs help, addiction is not something you can fight alone. He'll just keep repeating the same cycle. Sober for a few months and back to drugs.

296 days ago
49.

BigT    

Isn't going on a recent binge that "self-healing" did not work?

296 days ago
50.

MRO    

Saying little prayer that he can. People Places and Things need to change. Most important person that he needs to change is himself. Kicking drugs means never picking up another drug. He never kicked them, he just put them on the back burner for awhile.

296 days ago
51.

Fred Farkel    

Lamar? Pack yo sh!t up and move out - just like Bruce.


The quality of your life will improve.


Thank you

296 days ago
52.

R. Hall    

Key phrase..."I've done it before and I can do it again". Guess it didn't work the first time, did it Lamar? Denial is more than a river in Egypt. Typical addict thinking.

296 days ago
53.

Choose Laughter    

Floating down da river De Nile!

296 days ago
54.

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.

296 days ago
55.

E    

...says every addict, ever.

296 days ago
56.

Kristinajp    

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

296 days ago
57.

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

296 days ago
58.

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

296 days ago
59.

ms_pitre    

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

296 days ago
60.

Iris Myandowski    

also known as the junkie's national anthem

296 days ago
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