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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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76.

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.

384 days ago
77.

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.

384 days ago
78.

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.

384 days ago
79.

Cherie    

Famous last words!

384 days ago
80.

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---

384 days ago
81.

Jan    

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

384 days ago
82.

Lori    

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

384 days ago
83.

MC    

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

384 days ago
84.

HoTMZ    

Some people really can kick a habbit on their own. If he has been clean for 5 days, he should allow Khloe to conduct drug tests whenever she wants, if he's staying clean for her, and if she still wants him. I think he's doing it for her too because it was their anniversary recently, but then why did he take all that cash and leave her the rest of the day? Even if he can kickmit on his own, if rehab is what will make her happy then that's what he should do. I think she's just fed up with all his games and can see through the BS he's been feeding her for years and finally put her foot down. I feel for both of them.

384 days ago
85.

Sadiemay    

Maybe he can ....but he needs to go to rehab for everyone else to be OK with his sobriety.

384 days ago
86.

david 183    

Denial denial denial.. Did somebody say denial!!!!

384 days ago
87.

Italia    

"Lamar Odom says he's been sober for 5 days..."
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Whaaaaat?
If he actually said that, he's got to still be drunk.
He's been sober for 5 days? How embarrassing.

384 days ago
88.

Italia    

That's the drugs and the alcohol talking.

384 days ago
89.

phil osopher    

Lamar, how many recreational Heroin and Crack users to you know. You know, the ones that work a 9-5 job and on their days off blow their brains out.

You can't count them on one hand Lamar, why, because what was once ''FUN'' for a couple days has turned into a full time job.
What once made you feel ''Good?" no has made you a paranoid mess, afraid ''THEY'' are going to get you .

Must suck to be you right now Lamar, but I do wish you would get involved with some kind of legitimate rehab.

384 days ago
90.

Marcus    

The Nile is not just a river in Egypt...

384 days ago
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