Zac Efron Allegedly Completed Rehab Stint For Cocaine
Updated Thursday, 10:20 a.m. PST
TMZ is now reporting that Zac Efron allegedly completed two stints in rehab this year in order to manage his alleged cocaine abuse.
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 but 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."
As for what led Zac to get involved with cocaine in the first place, TMZ's sources attribute it to a number of things, namely: Zac attempting to rebel against his parents that are trying to control him; girl problems (but apparently not with his ex-Vanessa Hudgens); disappointment over his movie career, and "a bad group of friends" that are a negative influence and who introduced him to cocaine.
Apparently Zac's gotten rid of most of them, so that's good news!
Also, are we the only ones that thought Zac's movie career was going pretty well?
In any case, Zac's taken the important steps to get help not once, but twice, when he needed it. From what we know of addiction, relapse is unfortunately almost always a part of the process.
All current reports make it sounds like he's in a good place now. We hope it continues!!
We're rooting for you and your recovery, Zac!!
Sources have confirmed to PEOPLE and TMZ that Zac Efron completed a rehab program five months ago to handle his alleged substance abuse issues.
TMZ claims that the particular issue was cocaine, saying:
We're told the problem spiraled out of control during the filming of Seth Rogen's movie "Neighbors," which was shot during a narrow time frame beginning in April.
Sources tell us Zac -- who also starred in the movie -- was a no-show on a number of days. As one source connected with the film tells us, "It was common knowledge he was struggling with cocaine."
Zac's rep simply says, "Don't think we'll be making a comment."
It appears that Zac has gotten a handle on his issues.
According to PEOPLE:
The actor – who recently walked the carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival – is "doing great," a source tells PEOPLE. "He's taking care of himself and it shows."
Let's hope Mr. Efron's gotten it together and kudos to him for tackling his alleged issues with substance abuse head on!
Stay on track, Zac!