Rodman opens up about fight for sobriety

Former player Dennis Rodman arrives for the 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies in...

Former player Dennis Rodman arrives for the 2010 Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies in Springfield, Massachusetts August 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Brian Snyder)

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Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has spoken out about his ongoing battle with alcoholism, admitting he's struggling to stay sober after a lifetime of hard partying.

The sportsman-turned-reality-TV-star battled his addiction in front of millions this year as part of U.S. TV shows Celebrity Rehab and Sober House - but numerous reports have suggested he's continued to drink.

Rodman's representative spoke out in defence of the recovering alcoholic back in May, insisting the star's struggle to stay sober has been "a gradual process" as rumours swirled he'd relapsed.

Now the athlete is speaking out about his daily battle to quit drinking, and reveals he's not ready to give up the bottle just yet.

He says, "It's definitely difficult to party after such a long time and really give it (drinking) up like that (snaps fingers)...

"You just can't go into a program and get sober after 30 days."


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