He's claiming he's an alcoholic and he needs professional help.
Sources connected to Rodman tell us the 52-year old basketball Hall of Famer checked into a treatment center a few days ago in New Jersey ... on the heels of his disastrous trip to North Korea.
We're told Rodman is "beyond exhausted and overwhelmed" ... and he will be in treatment for 30 days.
The Worm has had multiple stints in rehab. Dennis checked into a Florida treatment facility in 2008 ... and in 2009 he appeared on the third season of "Celebrity Rehab." He relapsed shortly after the show premiered.
The Hall of Fame power forward has drew the ire of millions of Americans for his befriending of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-Un and his most recent visit where he took a band of ex-NBA players to partake in a very pointless basketball game.
His continious failure to fully explain his actions came to a head when he admitted he was under the influence of alchohol on national television.
For educational and unintentional comedy purposes, hit the gallery to see Rodman "drunk" on CNN and during his stint on Celebrity Apprentice 2.