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Zac Efron Completed Rehab Stint for Cocaine Addiction?

Zac Efron Completed Rehab Stint for Cocaine Addiction?

Zac Efron recently completed a stint in rehab, sources confirm to People.

Five months ago, the 25-year-old actor quietly spent time in a rehab program to help treat his addiction to alcohol.

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UPDATE: Zac reportedly went to rehab for a cocaine addiction, not for alcohol, according to TMZ.

“He’s healthy, happy and not drinking. He’s taking time to focus on working,” a source shared to E! News about Zac.

Zac can be seen in the upcoming film Parkland, which he just promoted at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.

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  • magda

    He completed rehab 5 MONTHS AGO!! and I don’t think that the addiction to cocaine or alkohol is the reason why he and vanessa broken up (they split 3 YEARS AGO)

  • truth

    who would’ve known…
    im really shocked but not to the point of denial. As a fan I will own up and say that I used to dismiss any comments about him taking drugs thinking they were absurd because he was a hard worker, but when you work hard sometimes you need a sense of …relief.

    To those saying this could be why him and Vanessa broke up I highly doubt it because it was three years ago. However, there is no evidence to say that he wasn’t taking cocaine here and there whilst they were dating, which “may” have broken them up because it is a serious issue. Its weird because about a week ago Vanessa said in an interview that she would never go near that stuff and only used pretend cocaine in Spring Breakers and Frozen Ground. Strange timing.

  • Bea

    All vanessa fan from her thread you go away. Just want to trouble. Leave Zac alone!

  • pika

    @Bea: “Leave Zac alone!”
    lol nobody is hating on him though? i suppose now it gives ppl who disliked him a chance to dig at him, but i hear no vanessa fans up in here gurl. just ppl disappointed in him

    as for zac, good that he didnt do it in the limelight. he needed this to humble him because i found after a while he got a little cocky in his tone which was unusual for him.

  • Knew it

    @magda: A substance addiction does NOT happen overnight, my dear. How long was Cory Monteith addicted? Many, many years. This probably started years ago, and finally got smart 5 months ago and got help. Maybe he started dabbling after the breakup when he started partying hard, and realized he had a problem. Either way, I see this could have been a problem for a while. You don’t do coke for a few months recreationally, and decide to do rehab.

  • http://twitter.com/lipkin21 lauren

    @knew it
    you dont know what happen between z and v’s relationship?
    it could be other reasons also? but they are sure arn’t going to talk about it so why bring it up now 3 years later?

  • Knew it

    @lauren: Because a lot of things have become more clear, that’s all. This is why he’s ditched his friends, and gotten all private. I always said he’s hiding something, and NOW we know what. I’m not saying anything bad about him, so step back, Lipkin. This is all just speculation. Just like YOU do, with every blessed picture, tweet, and rumor. Chill.

  • azalea

    just a small message to those who connect this issue to what happened to Cory Monteith, please just stop. you might not know how painful this sounds but his fans do. i’m positive that he has completely gotten over this issue and doesn’t have the potential to come back.
    and PLEASE, stop using every single problem that faces Zac as the reason to why he and Vanessa broke up. they’ve dated for five years, if this cocaine addiction was actually happening during that time, then it would’ve been crystal clear by then. i hope i’m not sounding too defensive, but even if i was, it’s completely natural for me as a fan to act like that.
    i find nothing disappointing in this story. i’ve grown so much respect for him because he decided to face his problems like a real man would do and he set a great example for everyone by doing this and keeping it hidden. at lot of celebs have been through the same thing and used it for publicity, but he didn’t. it shows how he really wants to make a better man of himself and i really admire that.

  • Lauren

    @knew it
    Do you spend your time trying to figure out what happend? Don’t tell me to chill when your coming off as I know it all makes sense now when your thinking because of this this or this, no need to bring up the pass or get so pissy

  • Roxie

    Welcome to the world of fame and fortune at an early age. Next up Miley Cyrus who I’m sure knows more about “Molly” then just song lyrics.

    Wish Zac well and hope he can stay clean and totally recover. He always seemed like a good guy.

  • Sigh

    well..well…WELL…

  • amber

    @Knew it: you do bring up good points. It is true @lIpkin, a cocaine addiction doesnt happen over night. i’ve known friends who have been taking cocaine for years though you wouldnt even suspect it because their lives appear normal and yeh they are only around 18. funny how you say why bring it up now when there are a list of reasons (publicity? remember the condom drop? the yolo tattoo?). Plus you have to remember that zacs team is amazing at what they do, so they only reveal what they need to. maybe they chose to reveal this now to increase his audience range due to his more masculine approach. that way his new movies will be noticed by all. u dont know how hollywood works. only on the surface. they can use this for sympathy as well. it sounds harsh but it happens all the time.

  • Jess

    Um, actually cocaine addiction can happen overnight. It’s HIGHLY addictive and many can get hooked on the first go. So, yeah, ya’ll have no idea what you’re talking about. Try again.

  • Fruitfly

    I’m so proud of him! He’s got the talent to go far if he stays clean and sober.
    <3 Zac

  • sarah

    Zac has a cocaine problem? Donte aka @ kalamonde must put in the middle of Tom Welling because a friend of Zac, met during the filming of Parkland, dear Donte you’re really sick of hatred against Tom. Do not worry Tom is a super clean and honest man! Tom Welling should sue you for defamation. You have a very serious obsession Donte dear!!

  • http://yahoo Lizzie

    It’s hard to believe that Zac had a coke addiction and he was able to keep it quiet. More likely, it was kept under wraps by someone with major clout. It does explain, however, that while making a major film a couple of years ago, his actions were rather bizarre as were those of a certain A-list co-star. This carried on to the Cannes release of the film where the questionable actions were put to a stop.

  • magda

    It will be funny when this will be NOT TRUE!

  • Kimmy

    He looks coked out in the picture above.

  • amber

    @magda: i doubt it, they would’ve shot it down as soon as they heard it, his team is always on point like that.

  • Knew it

    @Jess: A body can not get truly “addicted” after one time. You need to try again.

  • Knew it

    @azalea: Oh, please. No one is belittling Saint Zac. Just saying he WAS hiding a problem. No reason we can’t speculate. Maybe coke became more important to Zac than Vanessa was, and she knew it. It happens, people. I’m gonna say it WAS a problem, and that’s my opinion. Everything is becoming clearer now. At least he faced his problem, and that’s the blessing for him. We can obviously see what happens to those who don’t see it soon enough. Like Cory. Nothing wrong with using a recent example of someone who didn’t get real soon enough. Zac did.

  • mary

    Donte = @ kalamonde needs to go to a rehabilitation center to detox from hatred and obsession! But Donte who smoke grass?

  • http://www.locationdefes.com/ location de fes

    I only hope the best for him

  • kami

    so the national enquirer was going to release the cocaine story today and zac’s ppl beat them to it by leaking the “alcohol” story. does that mean the tabloids contacted zac’s pr and let them know they were going to run with this story? or do all pr find out ahead of time what stories are coming out?

  • TommyBoy

    coke head loser

  • Knew it

    @kami: So they can do damage control. Funny, he was so damn worried about his precious image all the time, when he should have been more concerned about the way he lived his life and who he spent time with. Mo Al Turki was probably not such a great influence, was he??

  • zac-is-wack

    what a turnaround. his fans used to deny, deny, deny that he had this “bad habits.” look who’s talkin now?
    it’s so sad but like his non-fans always said before – he has strayed!!!

  • zac-is-wack

    what a turnaround. his fans used to deny, deny, deny that he had this “bad habits.” look who’s talkin now?
    it’s so sad but like his non-fans always said before – he has strayed!!!

  • http://twitter.com/lipkin21 lauren

    @knew it
    you need to chill out, you sound like person who knows everything and then treats everyone else dumb who doesn’t know right to wrong.

  • Knew it

    @lauren: Honey, YOU are the one thinks she knows everything. We’re allowed to say what WE think too. I don’t need to chill, sweetie. YOU do. This doesn’t bother me in the least. It’s ZAC’s issue, isn’t it?

  • Lauren

    @knew it
    Yes it’s zacs issue but your the one brining up the past with his relationship with Vanessa and etc , there’s no need to keep bringing up the past when that’s been over that’s all I’m saying, at the end of th day no ones what happen with them so speculating over somthing we have no control over is pointless

  • Penelope

    @Knew it: Lmao this Lipkin girl is beyond delusional. She wishes she knows what’s going on behind closed doors but I dont think she can handle it coz Saint Zac y’all.

  • Michaela

    “He who is without sin cast the first stone!” We should not judge anyone! Ah ah Donte!!!

  • Penelope

    @Knew it:
    You were right in most of your speculations. His drug problem (which started in 2009 in Vancouver) was a tiny part of the reason why they broke up. However, it was mostly because she cant take enough of his flirting & ‘cheating’ anymore with his costars. I mean, who hooks up with your co-star and passes it off as ‘rehearsal’ even tho there was a pic. What a scumbag. Oh and he’s one of those actors that considers sex scenes as ‘free cheating’.

  • kami

    @Penelope:

    yep, i heard those things a long time ago. but i’ve heard stories of other actors who hook up with their costars and have full on relationships while they’re filming a movie. when the movie’s done the relationship is over. don’t know how they can live with themselves, especially the ones who have significant others (even married) and have kids. maybe that’s what drives them to drug addiction.

  • kami

    @Penelope:

    yep, i heard those things a long time ago. but i’ve heard stories of other actors who hook up with their costars and have full on relationships while they’re filming a movie. when the movie’s done the relationship is over. don’t know how they can live with themselves, especially the ones who have significant others (even married) and have kids. maybe that’s what drives them to drug addiction.

  • lauren

    @penelope
    i cant with you and how you apparently knew what happen between them and etc, also i know zac isn’t perfect so stop with this saint zac crap either. if you dont like zac or his life why are you wasting your time commenting and giving your opinion? no one knows what really happen between them and etc so leave it at that.

  • lauren901

    @penelope
    amazes me how you apparently know what happen with there relationship, does it really matter any more? they arn’t together anymore so why bother brining up the past when it doesn’t matter?

  • Donte

    @mary: What are you talking about? What substance are you abusing?

  • lauren901

    @penelope
    i had no idea you were part of there relationship?

  • Donte

    @mary: What are you talking about? What substance are you abusing/

  • IMO

    @Michaela: You have the best post here . So I will post it again
    “He who is without sin cast the first stone!” We should not judge anyone!
    I commend Zac for addressing his problem and getting help on his own. Good for him. Wishing him all the Success professionally and personally in his future

  • Jessica S

    So funny to see all the V fans on here freaking out and saying they were right. These two traveled in the same circle for five years, had the same beginning, and ultimately the same addictions. Zac sought treatment because his definitely spiraled out of control, and whether he sticks to it or not remains to be seen, but he’s not the only one messing around with cocaine. V is guilty of that and more (just like him), as are many that she runs around with. So rather than judging, be supportive, it could be just around the corner that you’re biggest inspiration seeks the same help.

  • k

    What’s the point of analyzing if his addiction was the what made Zac and Vanessa break up? It could easily be something else.. We all have our opinions but don’t act like you know it all.. That’s so frustrating!
    Second, to those who say that Zac may have been addicted from when he was with Vanessa… When someone is abusing there are always signs.. Always.. If you can’t always tell, Vanessa for example could’ve been easily addicted to a heavy drug too right? And those who say that you can’t always tell, don’t tell me that she isn’t because that would come in complete contrast with what you’ve said. Just to be clear I’m NOT saying she does because I don’t know for sure despite if I believe it or not.
    Third, it doesn’t matter if he was addicted to alcohol or drugs because both of them cause damage and can literally destroy you…
    Finally, whether you like him or not you should be glad that he seeked for help and admitted his problem.. At least be able to care about other humans.. I hope that no one of us or someone we love will ever face the same problems that he did.. No matter how insensitive some of you may be..

  • Knew it

    @Jessica S: That’s pretty low to make an assumption that she is involved with drugs, because she hung with his friends. There were never signs of her abusing substances, while there have been for Zac for quite awhile. Years, in fact. The issue is Zac having had a drug addiction. No need to get ugly.

  • flyhigh

    It’s disgusting how judgemental some people can be. So cruel. He had been struggling with the addiction for years and finally started seeking help. Stop trashing him and wish him the best. Why are Vanessa fans still so mad at him? Don’t even pretend you know them.

  • Penelope

    @lauren901:
    Lol stay pressed sistah. I can say whatever I want.
    And he is Saint Zac. He cant do anything wrong.
    It’s the same thing why his other relationships ended. He has wandering eyes, hands and lips.
    ‘What Vanessa sees wouldnt hurt her.” Tell that to him and ask if it sounds familiar.

    This stint in rehab isnt the end of his drug abuse.

    Vanessa did occasional weed but not as hardcore as he had. Did you see her face with an unexplainable bloat? I dont think so.

  • http://twitter.com/lipkin21 lauren

    @Penelope
    ok whatever you say, since apparently you know everything. amazes me how people like you seem to know every detail of what happen of there relationship and etc, yet you never say anything bad about vanessa at all, and hate on zac for years.

  • Penelope

    @lauren:
    Maybe there’s nothing bad to say? You can take her at face value. What you see is what you get.
    Zac tho….
    Gurl, he doesnt really hide his bs. You just gotta take off your rose-tinted-glasses. And remember, his team is darn good.

  • goose british

    @Effy: and drugs.

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