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Zac Efron Really Completed Two Rehab Stints: Report

Zac Efron Really Completed Two Rehab Stints: Report

Zac Efron reportedly completed two separate stints in rehab earlier this year, according to TMZ.

The 25-year-old actor entered a private residence in March to receive intensive outpatient care for several weeks to try and clean himself up after allegedly doing cocaine for more than two years.

Zac then relapsed in April while shooting the movie Neighbors, according to the report. After filming on the movie wrapped he got outpatient care for the second time.

There are allegedly several reasons that Zac started using coke: issues with his parents who are “still trying to control his life and decision-making,” being upset with his movie career, “girl issues” although nothing to do with Vanessa Hudgens, and being surrounded by a “bad group of friends.”

We’re glad that Zac received help and hope that he is doing well!

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    You left out a reason. Being in the closet.

  • Gerd

    Who keeps leaking this information, one of his stupid friends. He was just starting to build some credibility, and now he’s going the Lohan route. Girl trouble..what a load of b******. An addict is an addict, with exact same problems as everybody else. Good luck Zac you’re really gonna need it now.

  • dllover

    What does ‘girl issues’ mean? If zac was gay I hope he would just come out if not coming out was screwing him up this much; coke should never be an option

  • HotMessInAWalmartDress

    I’m starting to feel like everyone is in the closet. lol. What the hell is going on in the world. Zac Efron goes tooooooo REHAB! Publicity stunt or cry for help? You don’t know anyones personal life, but for real zac it could be worse? Focus on the positive!

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  • Jessy

    @gerd why he shoul go on Lohan route? How many addicts there are in Hollywood? How many of them have a trash life? Many and for most of them the truth never came out but they keep on working. There are actors who got bad reputation when they were young (addictions, jail) and they’re still working and they’re A list stars (e.g. Robert D. Jr, Whalberg). If Zac tries to focus on work and has talent he will continue his career regardless what he does or what he did in his private life. If he makes bad choices choosing movies or he proves to not have any talent he won’t work or people will only think he’s just like Lohan or like other former ‘gone bad route’ celebrities.

  • Danae

    Zac didn’t take the ‘Lohan route’ because if he did, he would already be charged for DUI or something like that. He wasn’t, which means he had a motivation to become clean.
    It just kind of hit me and I immediately thought about Cory. So sad, I hope it doesn’t end this way…

  • Nightwish

    Funniest part about recent Zac posts is watching the idiot hudgens die hards migrate over to rub in zacs problems, or bring up Vanessa’s name repeatedly, like how she ‘dumped zac’, or how she is squeaky clean and never has done drugs herself, etc. They will do anything to give her more milage around this website. Hope he stays clean. The past is the past. Move forward with new resolve.

  • Nightwish

    @Correction: All that attentionwhoring on her part probably got him started. Maybe he got so down and depressed and started coke-ing out, just to pick himself up again lulz

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    EVERYONE would need drugs to endure spending time with dumb b***ch Vanessa.

  • shaper than Sharp

    you really cannot be too smart to even start snorting the coke like it will ever lead to anything good lol he probably thought it would make him legit and whole fool !

  • Maika

    @Nightwish: correction, how about the other way around, actually issues started early for him, and not vanessa related I see, plus if you are intelligent, you wouldn’t get too involved or just involved, stop trying to look others bad, his parents worried for him, but he cut them out of his life for a while too

  • pika

    smells like crap. i mean girl problems? sounds like a teen drama not someones life. this report either came out of jareds a$$ or tmz’s because im not buying. i do believe that he was really depressed tho but the other problems sound ridiculous

  • truth

    i just want to hear what zac has to say about all this. it doesnt seem to add up but if he says its true then so be it.

  • hannah

    oh god the fact that jared added it had nothing to do with vanessa, makes me think she had involvement in it. drugs effect people in different ways. there are obvious cokeheads and there are the ones who look completely normal and i think thats what happened with zac and vanessa. on the last post i wrote a lot about him and her u guys should read it, i mean there are two sides to every story.

  • hannah

    @Nightwish: im here supporting zac so if ur just hating then leave and go support hudgens elsewhere.

  • Nightwish

    @Maika: im certainly not trying to belittle Zac or his problems because hes making the effort to change. If i feel like poking fun at Hudgens, good luck trying to stop me. Go rally your friends. Way to go EFRON!

  • Donte

    Bad group of friends, like Tom Welling, Tim Newfang, Alix William, Ryan Rottman and Tanner Beard!

  • Seguro Medico sin Carencia

    Its so strange… i will believe you until it is confirmed Zac. Waiting for you in Spain!!!

  • hannah

    @Nightwish: feel like poking fun at hudgens? puh lease. ur always on her posts commenting 24/7. ur just posing as a zac fan so i suggest u leave because we dont want u here. zac is clearly having a hard time so dont take the piss.

  • magda


  • Ike

    @Nightwish: Bros before holes!

  • Nightwish

    @hannah: I am all for Efron, sweetheart. Whats the friggin problemo?

  • k

    Relapses happen sometimes, but it doesn’t mean he can’t stay clean the second time around. I wish all the best to Zac in his recovery and in his future career.

  • Nightwish

    @Maika: Right, so Zac was involved with drugs before HSM came along. Wow, he started early. So through his relationship with pudgens, he was using and apparently didnt give Van a second thought, whether she urged him to stop or was casually using along the way herself. Either way, Hudgens was an insignificant part of his life because he prioritized partying before her. Can you blame him? Choosing between a plethora of hot chicks or ball and chain Hudgens? That was a no brainer LOL

  • sabina

    Danny or @ kalamonde, but then you’re really obsessed with Tom Welling! Tom and Zac met during the filming of Parkland (will be in theaters October 4), and the article talks about his cocaine addiction was 2 years ago so do not say LIES! Friends help you not indulge in need. mary is right Kalamonde’re really sick, you are a PUBLIC DANGER!!!

  • MeUnderwears ThatsLife

    @YAAAS HONEY!!!: Grow up! He isn’t gay and he will never be gay. I am tired of people like you who always says he is gay. He is STRAIGHT. Jesus Christ it’s 2013 and there’s still no proof about it. Grow up! The most you wish he is gay the less he will be.

    Praying for Zac to stay clean and healthy. If something happens to him , I couldn’t bare it .

  • Nightwish

    WTF Jared! Both Zac and Pudgens have been broken up for long long now, but you HAD to bring her name up in this post! You are such a sorry ass pimp for her, i swear.

  • magda

    It will be funny when all the thing come FALSE/UNTRUE

  • crrlmoore

    @Danae: Those were my thoughts too when I first heard about this. I’ve been a fan of his for years and I’ve always known he wasn’t as squeaky clean as he tried to portray but I NEVER expected this. I hope he gets the help he needs.

  • Nightwish

    ..”several reasons he started doing coke”..including..”girl issues, although nothing to do with vanessa hudgens” <<< insert desperate Vanessa Hudgens tie-in and defense comment, like LOL Jared

  • Jr

    Wow is there really any low you won’t sink too to take pot shots at Vanessa. The guy has problems there’s nothing funny about it and for you to take advantage of it in your continuous vendetta against Vanessa is sick.

  • Nightwish

    @Jr:You are stalking me on a Zac Efron post, and im the one who is sick?

  • Nightwish

    @Jr: I dont see your precious Vanessa tweeting her support for him during this very trying time. Guess they had a bad falling out. Man, i wonder how it really went down, the breakup and all.

  • Jr

    I’ve been reading posts of this story ever since the story broke a few days ago. I read the other post too just didn’t say anything. It’s been interesting right until u popped your snake head out of the ground and started using it again for your own vendetta.

  • maria

    So, I am a Vanessa fan, and see you’ve been bombarded with our Nightmare. Sorry. He’s a psychotic hater, and we can’t get rid of him. But I just want to say, I don’t believe Zac would EVER throw his parents under the bus like that. EVER. I can believe it started after his break-up w/ Vanessa. He may have been depressed, a bit lonely (as all people are after a breakup) and he was spending a LOT of time with those friends. It just happened. I am happy he addressed his problem. Maybe he should just start living his life, enjoy his career, and stop caring about what others think of him so much. It’s just not healthy, and these are the things that can happen.

  • Fruitfly

    I hate to tell Zac this, but parents will still try to control their child’s life and decision-making until he/or she dies, lol. 99% of the time it’s because they love their child and want the best for them.

    That said this recent revelation is a little suspect. The initial story was reported by People, a reputable source. Not that TMZ is wrong, but their credibility isn’t the same as People’s.

  • Nightwish

    @maria: Actually, the story i heard was he breathed a huge sigh of relief after dumping Vanessa. Heard he doesnt like being with a manipulative and controlling chick. Also, he knew his potential would far outpace Hudgens, that it would create problems so he cut ties early. I think he’s a smart guy.

  • Jr

    I don’t see any of zacs co stars tweeting their support I guess they all hate him. Or maybe you’re just reaching for excuses to spread hate.

  • http://Ipad Gun

    All this drama, just come out of the closet, until he does, rehab is going to be a recurring trip for him.
    Who did he think he was fooling bulking up and posing with his shirt off, nessa most likely dump him, because he could not get it up for pussy.
    She is a young women and peaking sexually, not into rubbing noses, with a mama’s boy.

  • Nightwish

    @Gun: That is a crock of crap, a rumor perpetuated by gays who want to claim him and Hudgens fans, who cant stomach the idea that he had no problems leaving her. He patronizes the gay community because they love him. Its a business, and he wants to retain fans. He got it up for hundreds of hotter chicks than Hudgens, thats for sure. Not to mention staying with Hudgens would have strangled his career path. She really is not as big of a star as he is. Lets face it.

  • nola

    Donte = @ kalamonde let it be Tom Welling! you should address your interest in Kristin Kreuk and her “friend” Sima, have a very special friendship so much that kristin left the fake boyfriend. Do not throw poison on the “poor” Zac!

  • Revenge

    @Nightwish if you would have done your “homework” instead of sounding like an idiot and jumping to conclusions you would have seen that Jared is paraphrasing what TMZ put on their website; so Vanessa being brought up is not by the hands of Jared, but the “so-called” sources that TMZ “supposedly” has.
    I’m skeptical of the “reasons’ behind him using, but regardless of the reasons, I’m happy for him that he was able to seek help. I wish him all the success in the world and will continue to support him as I’ve always done.

  • Hyde

    Well this is interesting. Everything’s finally coming out in the open.
    He first snorted cocaine in Vancouver while at a party for CStC. That I could tell. Bbv tried to intervene but oh he’s Mr. Hotshot so.
    He cut-out his ties with his family since late last year altho his dad still visits him but they arent as close like before.
    Idk about that ‘girl issues’ but his friends mainly had to do with his addiction.

  • Lauren

    Uh how do you know this?
    Funny how all these people on here or in general come out of the wood work and say oh I know this , this and this on zac? Didnt realize so many people were in zacs life like that,

  • jth

    Closeted, short, no talent. Guess I’d do it too.

  • AEM

    @Donte: I agree. These are the same guys that Liam Hemsworth hangs out with. Add Phil Haus, Ramsey Krull, and Paul Khoury to the list too.
    Go to Phil Haus’ instagram or Facebook and you’ll see pictures of them. There s even one with Miley (with short hair) in it.

  • Rachel

    This whole thing has come as a big surprise. I’m a big fan and will still continue to support him. Drug/alcohol are serious addictions and I’m glad he got help. I hope he stays clean. It’s good that his parents have played an active part through this and he has his family besides him.
    Good luck sweetie. Hope he’ll be fine.

    BTW his team managed to keep this a secret for 5 months and now who are these people leaking all this stuff?

  • Rachel

    And this report seems fake. I think his bad friends mainly had everything to do with it. How do TMZ’s sources bring Vanessa into this? Seems fake.
    I hope he stays clean and leave all these bad friends he supposedly had.
    He surely looked great at TIFF. He was glowing!

  • BOB

    As far as everyone knows (at least the non delusional fans) Efron started using coke during CSC / The Lucky One in NOLA. He went to visit Vanessa in Hawaii at least 3/4 times, and she went to visit him on set for his birthday… and thats when everything started (there were so many rumors about Zac cheating on V with his costar -she was engaged when she was filming TLO and after the movie wrapped his fiance dumped her, sightings of Zac drinking alone…).
    Before his meltdown, Zac was always with the same group of friends, it was normal to read tweets or sightings like “I just saw Zac and Vanessa skating” they were barely spotted at nightclubs, just like Vanessa right now, out on Malibu, watching movies at the Hcementery, going to church, out with her family.
    When they broke up, Vanessa only maintain contact with a couple of Zac´s friends. Funny huh? She still has contact with Chris and Bubba (Zac´s childhood friends) but she has completely erased from her life to all the other ones (the ones who introduce Zac to drugs… like the pheed guys aka lindsay lohan /Miley Cyrus´ friends aka Zac best friends the last two years)
    So, as you said he could have been with “hotter chicks than Hudgens” but Vanessa never said ANYTHING about their relationship, he was the one saying he loved her, “she keeps me grounded” “it was love at first sight”. He was right, at the end of the day he is the coke head not Vanessa.
    And Vanessa is getting really good reviews, she is working hard and getting the praise. While Zac was showing up late on set, doing threesomes with prostitutes, doing cocaine with his friends, asking for drugs at SXSW, Vanessa was working, spending time with her friends and family. They are pretty different.