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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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1.

NOT ELMO    

Lamar Odom
I'm Sober
I Can Kick Drugs W/O Rehab..................OH LAMER YOU ARE SO FULL OF POOP

331 days ago
2.

Doodlebug    

Keep dreaming Lamar

331 days ago
3.

Doodlebug    

Your career has been over and is over ... So don't worry about trying to stop your crack..

331 days ago
4.

Quiet    

he is just being courteous and waiting for her to file the divorce first. he has not lived with her for months..no change

331 days ago
5.

rhode    

He wants to get back to playing basketball because he probably needs the money after all of that crack. I'll say good luck to him, but I don't think he will pull this off.

331 days ago
6.

21stcent    

Best JOKE I heard all day!
Denial runs strong in this one.
He is the only one in the world that believes that he can get right on his own.

331 days ago
7.

LDB    

if you're not ready for help from a rehab facility then what makes you thinks you can kick your addiction of cocaine and other drugs all by yourself?

331 days ago
8.

just because    

my main man......you tell them lamar, i am the same way i just do me and dont have to talk to a bunch of idiots with no hope about **** i could care less about in everyday life

331 days ago
9.

LDB    

he sounds like lindsay lohan

331 days ago
10.

just because    

who talks to people with debby downer syndrome about how u been clean for amounts of time...just move the fuq on

331 days ago
11.

EnquirerLover    

Good luck. But this isn't a reality. You need professional help. And what better opportunity to get it without feeling exposed by the media. We already know anyhow. So go seek teatment. You are an addict. Plain and simple. Even Cory thought he could beat his demons with a brief stint.

331 days ago
12.

Doodlebug    

Lamar's gonna be just like his dad when his money runs out ... Funny how life is

331 days ago
13.

dan    

Funny how after months of being on a drug binge running around LA hooking up with a bunch of sluts it is NBA training camp that has awoken you. Lamar your career is up in smoke. Rehabilitation...JUST DO IT!

331 days ago
14.

TheMachine1    

It is possible he is not being honest with the public or himself but the idea you can kick an addiction by yourself is not only true it is the only way that works.

331 days ago
15.

Doodlebug    

Lamar's brain is fried

331 days ago
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