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Rodman: 'I'm not an an alcoholic'

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman recently checked himself into an alcohol-rehabilitation center, but according to Rodman it wasn't for alcoholism.


Rodman says he entered rehab to reevaluate his life, not to give up drinking. Rodman says he's not an alcoholic.


"I needed to decompress from all the things I was going through," Rodman said Friday by phone from Miami. "I was trying to get this game going and get everything going in North Korea.


"I don't need to drink," Rodman said. "I don't need to do anything. I went to rehab just to sort things out. That's it."


My school of thought was that if you went to a treatment center that you had a problem with what you went in for. That just doesn't apply on Rodman's world.


"I'm not an alcoholic," he said. "An alcoholic drinks seven days a week. I don't drink seven days a week. When I drink, I don't hurt nobody, I don't have no DUIs, nothing like that.


"I didn't go to rehab for drinking. There aren't too many people who quit drinking going to rehab. Not too many people can do that." 


Rodman said he will return to the rehab center every six months "to see where I'm at."


Maybe Dennis doesn't drink seven days a week but I'm pretty sure that he drinks more than the average person in three days than they do in seven. Rodman needs to recognize he has a problem, but knowing him it'll never happen.

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