TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Lamar Odom

I'm Sober

I Can Kick Drugs W/O Rehab

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

1002-lamar-odom-tmz
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.

0913_lamar_odom_through_footer

174 COMMENTS

No Avatar
76.

Jenn    

Tell me what is wrong with this statement he made.
"Lamar says he's done it successfully before and is convinced he can do it again."
If he was successful he wouldn't have to do it again.
It's amazing how celebrities get away with making these ludacris statements.
I do agree with him on removing himself from certain people, abstinence is your best friend when kicking a drug addiction.

353 days ago
77.

anonymous    

ahh, the denial is really bad with this dude. He's clearly delusional if he thinks he can beat crack. Crack is the devil.

353 days ago
78.

Jenn    

If he was successful like he says then he wouldn't have to kick the habit AGAIN.

He did make one legitimate statement that he is "removing certain friends", kudos to him because abstinence is your BEST FRIEND when quitting substance abuse.

ALL THE BEST LAMAR and KHLOE

353 days ago
79.

Sabrina    

If he did his previous self- rehab "successfully," then he wouldn't have relapsed. Hence, it wasn't a success. He's an idiot.

353 days ago
80.

lkelly816    

Lamar has NOT "successfully kicked his drug habit" as he states. If that were true, he would not be in the mess he is in now.

353 days ago
81.

alia    

Good job Lamar! You can do it - mind over matter. Watch the do***entary The Secret for a "refresh". You can overcome anything you put your mind to. Stay away from the darkness (the bad influence people in your life) stay in the "light" with good supportive people surrounding you and you will soon be whole again! I've been praying for you! Trust in the people who "love you" NOT people who "love you for your money" !! God bless you!

353 days ago
82.

Drew    

Lamar says he has kicked his drug habit successfully before? I don't think he knows what "successfully" means.

353 days ago
83.

Laurieb26    

I'm a recovering addict and my drug of choice was crack cocaine. Lamar, please do not try and kick this on your own Go to a private rehab so you learn the tools you will need to become and stay sober. There is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help. I went to rehab and then lived in a sober living house for a year before I went out on my own. If you can do this, I would highly suggest it. I am 4 years, 6 months, 1 week and 2 days clean. If I can do it, you can do. Get some help and get to some meetings. Wish you much luck and praying that a still suffering addict surrenders to their addiction.

353 days ago
84.

Sharon    

Addiction is a disease. Lamar is still in major denial. If he doesn't get the help he needs, like the rest of the human race, he will die. Plain and simple. Khloe needs to start attending AlAnon, if she wants to keep the marriage. No one is too rich, too famous, to "all that" not to grasp the tools available for help. Addction kills.

353 days ago
85.

Sharon    

Addiction is a disease. Lamar is in complete denial, and not ready to surrender the drugs/alcohol. Khloe, if she wants to save her marriage, would benefit from attending AlAnon. NO ONE is too rich or too famous or too important to be "above" the help available for addiction/alcoholism. Addiction/substance abuse KILLS. I would love to see this couple embrace the healing available and put aside their self-important denial.

353 days ago
86.

Cherie    

Famous last words!

353 days ago
87.

Dusan    

THIS JOCK IS A JOKE-WILLPOWER? MY GOD MAN
WAKEUP, REHAB IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU
RIGHT NOW, AND THEN JUST LIVE IN THOSE NA
HALLS FOR OVER A YEAR, AND THEN YOU MIGHT
HAVE A CHANCE---

353 days ago
88.

Jan    

Lamar should take a cruise with Charlie Sheen on the River of DENIAL together.

353 days ago
89.

Lori    

Amy Winehouse sang about refusing rehab and look what happened to her! Lamar is in serious denial.

353 days ago
90.

MC    

TMZ broke the story about Odom doing drugs??!! Ha ha! You mean Pimp Mama Kris fed it to you.

353 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web