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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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91.

purejuice    

baby boy, if you had done it successfully before you wouldn't have to do it again.

383 days ago
92.

Greg    

Crack problem and other drugs including cocaine? That's like saying a vodka problem and others drugs like alcohol.

383 days ago
93.

Kitty Pussy Cat    

He is in denial. If he could do it on his own and has done it before then why the relapse?
He needs professional help and to remove the toxic ppl in his life. He needs his career back to pay for his addiction. Sad but its how the world of drugs are.

383 days ago
94.

Tia    

Don't you love these "sources". "Sources", who not to long ago, made some information mistakes. Anyway, first it is crack. Then it became crack and cocaine. Now, it is crack, cocaine, other drugs and alchol. I believe the drinking stuff (he got pulled over and was seen drinking a lot with friends). But the other stuff, sorry I still don't believe it. I know some believe the "other" woman and of course those "sources" but come on.

383 days ago
95.

Myna    

How many more stories about this?

383 days ago
96.

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.

383 days ago
97.

Ladylike    

He's 33 & training camp has started. Even in top physical shape that would be tough. I think his "glory days" on the court are over. Like to see him get sober & start something else. Looks like he's a mess now, & I do wish him well.

383 days ago
98.

JUstin    

Okay , I 've missed this Stories quite a bit - So , is there a video of lamar saying or has Lamar released a statement about his alleged " drug Use " ..Or are we still going by hear say ...Looks like everyone has taken TMZ's word for it...lol

383 days ago
99.

D    

"Sources?" "Lamar says, Lamar says, Lamar says?" Still don't believe this.

383 days ago
100.

npsconnie    

Just like clockwork....another Lamar Odom story. I agree with the others...he's miraculously gained weight and doesn't look like death warmed over due to his out of control crack problem. I'm still wondering how many more installments your contract with Pimp Mama Kris calla for before the agreement is satisfied and this ridiculous story FINALLY ends.....we can only hope its soon! Lamar is "damaging the brand" so Kris can't put up with this much longer! What an effed up family.

383 days ago
101.

CJKlepper    

Please no more on Lamar Odom or the Kardashians. Reportilng on their every moves is not news worthy. They are old news. Report on celebrities who contribute to our society; not those without morals.

383 days ago
102.

BaadBoy    

I guess "self healing" is possible. Amy Winehouse kicked the habit a few times on her own. Lamar needs more than a temporary solution so if that takes professional help then that's what he should get.

383 days ago
103.

HillbillyHell    

Of course you can, Lamar. Breaking a drug addiction with "will power" works every time.

383 days ago
104.

KicksandGiggles    

Yeah Lamar, and Oprah can walk past a pork chop. Keep it real Lamar. If you could have done it on your own, you would have a long time ago. Get help and live.

383 days ago
105.

Fuck Off TMZ    

First thing he needs to do is get as far away from the Kardashians as possible! Every time I see a picture of them I want to puke.

383 days ago
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