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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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  • Rachel

    Would have been better if this hadn’t out. It’s his personal problem, he dealt with it. Who the heck are these sources leaking info to TMZ?

  • Rachel

    Lastly, hugs for him. Hope he stays clean and sorts out whatever issues led to this addiction. The change has been showing lately. Just look up the TIFF pictures.

  • Rachel

    *this hadn’t come out

  • BOB

    @Lauren:
    Do you realize the only ones who didn’t know about his addictions were HIS FANS? Everyone knew he had problems,i remember reading a couple of Vanessa´s fans talking about this last year or even talking about how a “douchebag” he was when he fired Gina (and she was trying to help him).
    All of you Zac´s fans where obssesed trying to talk shit about Vanessa and how she was always spotted out and about (calling her famewhore or even being disrespectful to her relationship with Austin) meanwhile Zac was SO PRIVATE BECAUSE HE LOVE HIS LIFE, HIS WORK AND HIS FANS, now everyone know why he was so private. And i remember when a couple of Vanessa´s fans told you “Vanessa doesnt has anything to hide” now you know what they were talking about.
    http://blindgossip.com/?p=46529

  • flyhigh

    @BOB:
    Jesus. Calm down. You seem overjoyed at someone’s struggles. Stop hating.
    Are you seriously saying Zac should’ve been doing drugs in public? Everyone is applauding him for not having a public meltdown and taking care of his problems in private. Can’t believe you’re hating on him for keeping his personal issues from the public.

  • Lauren

    @bob
    Um I always felt like he has issues and etc. not all of his fans are dumb,
    You need to chill out

  • flyhigh

    It’s sad Zac is going through this when his career is finally taking off. Stay strong, Zac. You have THAT AWKWARD MOMENT, which is the first movie from your production company, and NEIGHBORS, which is expected to be one of your biggest hits. Please stay sober and healthy. Your time will come soon.

  • BOB

    @flyhigh:
    Im talking about his fans, good for him for going to rehab, he relapsed once and i’m sure he is going to relapse again. but his fans are hilarious, they are always bitching at every other celeb, like Selena, Ashley, Vanessa, Kristen, Rob because they all get pictured, but Zac, the real star is never pictures because he is a profesional, he is always working all the rumors about him having sex on public, asking for drugs and who*res are lies, because he is a saint, he is working all the time… COME ON!

  • merlin’s Mum

    @BOB: we aren’t all stupid and this has nothing to do with his ex so keep her out of it. I have heard that he lost his best friend and cousin to cancer and that may have contributed to him going off the rails.

  • ..

    wait a second, Efron’s publicist is Melissa Kates… Melissa Kates was Cory Monteith´ publicist… yeah he is “HAPPY AND HEALTHY” .

  • BOB

    @merlin’s Mum:
    they died 3/5 months ago, he has been an addict since 2011. Oh you were one of the ones bitc*hing at Vanessa at every oportunity and now you are trying to get sympathy for the coke head. COME ON!

  • http://twitter.com/lipkin21 lauren

    @….
    dont compare corey to zac and vice versa, one that is just disrespectful.

  • http://twitter.com/lipkin21 lauren

    @bob
    people like you and others have probably been waiting to come on here for years and hate on him and then act all like blah blah blah, i told you people, not all of his fans think he’s perfect, so i have no idea where you think his fans think he’s a saint and etc, so stop with the saint crap.

  • kami

    so zac’s team knew this story was going to break, and they beat the tabloids to the punch by leaking (according to a source) the story to people mag. my guess is a few of the coke head friends zac dropped when he went to rehab are the ones spilling the deets on him. hope he realizes now they were never really his friends.

  • Nightwish

    @BOB: Zacs own fans didnt even know about his addiction? So what that says is Hudgens fans knew all about it because she was spilling the beans to her circles and fanbase about Zacs lifestyle. Maybe big mouthed Stella got in on the action too. Nice job. She probably couldn’t get over the fact that he let go of her so easily too. Why do you want to kick Zac when he’s down? Hudgens is one of my least favorite ‘celebs’, and i use that term in the most liberal sense of the word, but i woud lay off if she were messed up somehow like Zac is.

  • merlin’s Mum

    @BOB: And people like you have been hating on him and tearing him to pieces for over three years? Do you think people can put up with that kind of hate without losing it? Again I say, pi$$ off her fans. At least he is actually working still.

  • Hello

    Found some videos from TIFF. He seems like he’s really trying but personally, I always thought he was on something. He often rubbed his nose in interviews and couldn’t sit still. Of course, I don’t know much about addicts.

    I’m glad he’s seeking help. I just hope he doesn’t relapse.

    Here are some recent videos from TIFF. In my opinion, he doesn’t look happy and healthy. At least he is trying and I don’t wish badness on anyone. Addiction can lead to death. It is a very serious thing. He needs to take time off from working. I feel like the stress of hollywood with all it’s pressures will eventually do him in. Being famous and making it BIG is not everything.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNZmtCCYaTQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moTYACJZVJY

  • Nightwish

    @Hello: Many actors do coke on the set. You cant take the time it takes to drink 5 cups of coffee, and its not the right ‘up’ for the task. Most everyones on drugs in the club scene too. Dont be so naive. Somehow, Zac let things get way way out of control. Maybe he blows HUGE BUCKS on his addiction, that will raise some major red flags FAST and have everyone around him begging him to go to rehab. He probably evolved from a social user to a hardcore user. Seems like a long struggle ahead for that poor guy.

  • soho

    @AEM: You forgot about Crawford Wilson who used to date Vanessa’s best friend Laura New. That guy is a complete mess…always high and drunk. There’s even a video of him and some other dude doing a shot…it was early in morning according to them in the video. There is also a picture of Zac taken with Simon Rex (guy who was in the sex video with Paris Hilton). I think he also hangs with the Pheed guys sometimes. When I saw that pic, I knew Zac might be in trouble or headed down that path.

  • http://ETERNALOZZIE.COM eternalozzie

    I wish him all the best staying clean … you can tell most of the petty bickering commenters here have no clue what dealing with an bad addiction is like. Arguing about who he should be dating or how he should be projecting his image is stupid. Zac needs to focus on not dying right now … everything else is not important.

  • hannah

    ok i dont know what is going on here. all i know is that zac is struggling but he doesnt want anyones help IF the sources are correct. we dont know the full story. i do feel sorry for him as a fan, but i still think that he doing it to just let loose is bad because i remember that just after hsm3 promo he said he wouldnt do that because hes not that type of guy. it disappoints me because i never expected this from him. i dont want to see his downfall so it kind of pissed me off when @Nightwish just stepped in as a supposed fan when he doesnt even support him. but i apologize Nightwish, at first i thought u were a vanessa fan, but clearly you just hate vanessa. why? i dunno but u have some grudge against her. but im glad ur supporting zac even though the circumstances are distorted.

  • pika

    @soho: so at the end of the day both zac and vanessa are no better than eachother a.k.a THEY ARE HUMAN. y’all are hating on either zac or vanessa when both are just as guilty of whatever u think they have done such as the friends they hang with. we all got that one friend who is crazy or ratchet its just whether they will effect u negatively, positively and whether it will effect ur other relationships. @BOB stop. vanessa has done plenty of crap zac isnt all that bad damn. @Nightwish stop. u just came here cuz u hate vanessa so just stop. i know how u roll.
    done.

  • ….

    He should try to get Vanessa back.

    If he’s had this problem for 2 years and it got worse he was good and happier when he was with Vanessa.

  • soho

    @pika: You are right. Zac and Vanessa are not perfect. They are human and make mistakes like everyone else. I wish the best for Zac because he has too much talent to throw it away. I’m sure he will pull it together. As for @NIghtwish, he is obsessed with Vanessa. He is always on her posts making rude and negative comments about her. He spends more time on there than her fans. He has a screw loose.

  • Drugs

    ARE LIFE ABUSE. THEY ARE GOOD FOR NOTHING. DON’T START THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE AND YOU WON’T HAVE A MONKEY ON YOUR BACK TILL THE DAY YOU DIE.

  • vic

    I am a supporter, this news if at all true, disappointing. too much too fast, obviously has some issues which need to be dealt with. he does need to grow up some and mature. all the attention this is receiving is
    nobody’s business except zefron.

  • Hyde

    @Lauren:
    LMAO
    He does have friends you know and people he constantly interacts with. It’s not like this is privy to all the people he regularly party with.
    Get you head outta your ass. Your ignorance astounds me.

  • Hyde

    @BOB: SPOT ON!

  • Lauren

    @hyde
    Move along

  • IMO

    Nice to respect this man’s privacy TMZ and JJ. but since you didn’t I’d like to say that there are some very misleading information here.
    First Zac himself sought help it doesn’t matter when or how many times. He sought help on his own as an outpatient and I would bet money he will continue to do so if he feels he needs to. Next his parents are wonderful people who by no means are controlling. My goodness he has been living here on his own since he was 17 years old. He is very close to them but he is a man that makes his own choices good or bad. Then I’m sure this man has no trouble with women. oh he is so ugly he can’t fnd love? PLEEZE!!!! I’m sorry when you have a problem and at the same time your overbooked working there is just no time for a relationship, believe me women throw themselves at him and he is not lonely. the career? What actor doesn’t worry about his career that is a given but here is the truth it was the friends , the fast crowd he hung out with. That is the tragedy that happened to Zac and millions of other young people. Bottom line is Zac sought help is he getting it , he is in recovery and as long as he has loving good people aound him , his family Zac will be fine. .It takes a big man to know he has a problem ,to admit it , and get help.

    From E News
    UPDATE: Despite a report claiming that Efron had undergone two stints in rehab, a source insists that the actor in fact only underwent treatment one time, as E! News originally reported

  • sara

    Advice to fans of Tom Welling! Ignore the existence of Donte=Kalamonde etc…you have to help her and not feed his hate !ignore it!

  • norma

    October 4 to the movies to see Parkland! Great movie with great actors, a real movie without special effects stupid!! go Zac, Tom, Marcia, Colin!

  • pika

    @IMO: i agreed with you up until the point you said he is not lonely. oh dear. have you ever been lonely? its a disgusting feeling. no matter how many women throw themselves at him and how many “friends” he has, its down to who he can really cry on in the night when hes down. we can only speculate, but i speculate he is depressed and lonely. Hollywood is all about image at the end of the day.When hes working hard and he comes home to an empty apartment, reality is sure to kick him.Hard.

  • pika

    @IMO: and right when you said “oh he is so ugly he can’t fnd love? PLEEZE!!!! ” sounded like a shallow superficial statement im sorry. because he is an attractive man, automatically means he can find love? his personality may be flawed although his skin is not.

  • http://Yahoo Lizzie

    It shouldn’t be too hard to do some figuring and take an educated guess on what was happening two years ago. He was thrown in a movie way over his head with situations he could never dream of. He was used, played with and discarded, and when realization hit, it hurt. That’s when he started acting strange (dropping an oversized condom on the red carpet in an attempt to look more grown up and desirable was really pathetic). His folks were at Cannes that year and must have known what he was feeling, but probably felt he would get over it. Well, he didn’t; and obviously turned to something to make him feel better. The entertainment field is filled with rejection of some type of other, and that’s probably why drugs are so prevalent.

  • Hyde

    @Lauren:
    LOL Lipkin, right? You always say the same thing everywhere.
    You’re pathetic. Are you living in some sheltered home up there in Illinois? Seems like you know nothing in life.

  • Lauren

    @hyde
    No need to be rude just saying
    So

  • clydee

    sonny boy u will be fine when u
    come runnin outta da closet….

  • k

    @pika: I totally agree with you. I mean we don’t know his private life, but we can guess how hard it is to have a relationship in the public eye, and it is hard to trust anyone when you are as well known as he is. It’s hard enough to be young nowadays without being in the public eye, but having to constantly watch your back and not be able to trust anyone would be even harder. Having access to tons of gorgeous women does not equal happiness for everyone.
    I really feel for him and I hope he can stay clean and go on to have a successful career, and hopefully find true love in the future.

  • IMO

    @pika: I meant no harm but your right it did sound shallow. but I was upset of the reason they tried to assume were the cause. I do think a person like him could get lonely mostly because he can’t trust anyone. Every woman he meets he has to figure out if she wants to be with him because of his fame , looks, money . So it’s very difficult to trust anyone to like you for yourself. I hope you understand what I was trying to say. Anyway my heart breaks for him if the cause is any of those reasons but I still feel it was the crowd he was running with. If he has good people, friends and family that love him to help him get through this then he will be successful. It’s a tough road ahead but he already did the hard part admitting to himself he had a problem then he was brave enough to get the help he needed. I only wish him love and happiness in his life and career.

  • k

    First, I’m not the same k who commented before.
    Second, it’s so sad that there are people like this BOB/Hyde etc who seem happy with Zac’s problems and feel the need to say how that Vanessa is so much better than Zac like they know what she does behind the cameras, when they truly don’t.. Oh and let me tell you one truth: Vanessa is not perfect! She’s human and makes mistakes like all of us…Even now…
    Third, I see that this nightwish came to troll Zac’s posts too with his obsession with Vanessa. That’s also sad..
    As for the reasons about the break up there were rumours about Zac cheating but there were also rumours about Vanessa cheating.. So, don’t tell me that you know what’s true…

  • Sara

    k that explains why his face looked hella bloated.

  • k

    @k: LOL I was kasia before but I got banned for some unknown reason so i didn;t mean to take your name ;-)

  • Kimmy

    i am sorry for his problems but Zac is an Assh*le.

  • Nightwish

    @k: Who cares, k ? That relationship was 3 years ago. Tell me why vanessa hudgens is even relevant in the least with this news, except that a vanessa source in the know tells TMZ that “vanessa had nothing to do with it” just so she gets cheap exposure off Zacs recent misfortune? Let’s add to poor Zacs burden by letting his ex score points, why dont we. Of course Vanessa makes mistakes, but the ones she makes are extremely irking, and just something about her character is wrong which is why she will never be a big star.

  • lol

    LOL, I see Hudgens haters getting thirsty here. MAYBE, they included V’s name because they do not want the public to assume he was devastated from the break up right? I mean, the heartthrob still pining for his ex? the PR team would not want that do they? hence, the clearing of Hudgens name.. see, I said MAYBE, unlike others stating opinions as if they are fact geez…

  • lol

    that said, drug abuse is a very serious matter ( i recently attended an anti-drug seminar ) but well.. well.. well.. announcement just in time for the “Neighbors” promo? Naughty Frat boy theme.. hmm.. goes well together does’nt it?

    hope he TRULY gets help.

  • Nightwish

    @lol:Um, this is Hudgens we’re talking about, right? I think it goes without saying that nobody would throw their life away for a 4’11 keebler elf looking 3rd rate actress when they can score prime chicks night after night? LMAO

  • flyhigh

    @lol:
    You’re a fool if you think his PR team leaked the info to TMZ. Zac would never allow them to blame his “controlling” parents for his problems.

  • Daphne Allgood

    Dear Zac; Why don’t you take some time and go to school? With your talent you could go any where. Just look at some of the child stars of past years. They went to school and their careers are doing just fine. High School musical was on the other njght and I loved it! After hearing of your recent troubles; Do I see this performance by you and the other High school Musical movies which I have the 2nd and 3rd in a different light? Didn’t Emma Watson and Jodie Foster graduate from some Ivy League schools back east? surely, that move wouldn’t hurt your career would it? Please don’t follow down the current path of some other stars of late. You are young and may be you need just a little time away from the spotlight yes? Are you spiritual?

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