On Tuesday we learned the very surprising news that actor Zac Efron successfully completed a stint in rehab earlier this year without anyone knowing about it. Today we learn that Zac not only completed one stint in rehab but that he reportedly went to rehab twice this year … again, without anyone knowing about it at the time. According to new details from TMZ, Zac suffered a “major relapse” after his first rehab stint and went back to continue treatment. Thankfully, all indications are that Efron is doing well now.
Zac Efron has done rehab for cocaine addiction not once this year, but twice, after a major relapse … TMZ has learned. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ … Zac has been doing cocaine for more than 2 years — he was also into Molly. He tried to clean himself up in March by getting professional help. We’re told he left California and stayed in a private residence where he received intensive outpatient care for several weeks. In April he returned to L.A. and began shooting Seth Rogen’s film “Neighbors.” During the shoot Zac relapsed in a big way. TMZ broke the story … Zac was not showing up on the set and it was common knowledge he was using again. Our sources say after the film wrapped up he got a second dose of outpatient care.
TMZ then goes on to list the rumored reasons that caused/encouraged Zac Efron‘s reported cocaine addiction:
– Zac has significant issues with his parents, who are still trying to control his life and decision-making.
– Zac is upset about his movie career, which was once white hot but after “High School Musical” he hasn’t had real success.
– Zac has “girl issues” … although we’re told it has nothing to do with his break-up with Vanessa Hudgens. That, our sources say, is ancient history for both.
– Zac had been hanging around with “a bad group of friends” who introduced him to the world of cocaine. We’re told Zac has 86′d most of them from his life in the last few months.
Honestly, I’m still amazed that Efron and his people were able to keep these stints in rehab a complete secret when it was all happening all those months ago. It sounds like Zac was successful in getting the help he needed and I suspect that the fact that he was able to get treatment in complete privacy helped. I am very glad that Efron has confirmed this information (well, at least the one stint in rehab) because his story might help others struggling with addiction. If he can get successful treatment then so can others. I’m just really happy to know that Zac is doing well after he got the help he needed. He’s a very talented actor and it’d be a shame for his talent to go to waste.