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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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106.

D    

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

352 days ago
107.

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.

352 days ago
108.

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.

352 days ago
109.

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.

352 days ago
110.

HillbillyHell    

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

352 days ago
111.

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.

352 days ago
112.

Grumpy    

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.

352 days ago
113.

Maybeso    

Its so strange that no one has seen any physical evidence of these 'crack claims'. No pictures of Lamar with drugs, no statement from him admitting drug use, no one from his inner circle confirming the claims. All we've gotten are stories from TMZ with 'sources' who are unnamed and stories that are unconfirmed. This whole story line stinks!

351 days ago
114.

keith    

I wonder if the Kardashians paid TMZ to run this story?

351 days ago
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