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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.

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.

300 days ago
92.

Sadiemay    

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

300 days ago
93.

david 183    

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

300 days ago
94.

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.

300 days ago
95.

Italia    

That's the drugs and the alcohol talking.

300 days ago
96.

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.

300 days ago
97.

Marcus    

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

300 days ago
98.

purejuice    

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

300 days ago
99.

Greg    

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

300 days ago
100.

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.

300 days ago
101.

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.

300 days ago
102.

Myna    

How many more stories about this?

300 days ago
103.

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.

300 days ago
104.

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.

300 days ago
105.

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

300 days ago
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