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Cory Monteith

Double Life

Sober for 'Glee', Wild in Vancouver

7/16/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith
was leading a double life -- a hard-working, "Glee" star in L.A. struggling to stay clean ... a hard-partying substance abuser in Vancouver.

CORY'S L.A. LIFE

Our sources say Cory's GF Lea Michele and his "Glee" cast knew his struggles all too well and spent a lot of time keeping him clean and sober.  We're told Cory never showed up on the set under the influence of anything and most of the time abstained from drugs and alcohol.

The pic above shows the last trip Cory and Lea took together -- it was taken on June 18th in Fire Island, where they visited a friend on a movie set.  We're told Cory was sober the entire time.

There were, however, lapses, which is why he checked into rehab in April.

CORY'S LIFE IN VANCOUVER

Our sources say Cory's resolve to stay clean dissipated whenever he returned to his native Canada.  That's where he became a drug addict with a serious drinking problem.

Corey went back to Vancouver many times, and hung out with many of the friends who helped fuel his addiction.  We're told alcohol and drugs were always involved. 

Our sources say Cory's family was aware he reverted back whenever he went North of the border, and they tried in vain to help.  We're told as family members became alarmed recently and began making a full-court press ... Cory became distant.

Somehow, Cory was able to compartmentalize his life into a tragic tale of 2 cities ... and the city where he slipped became the city where he died.

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31.

WILLIAM    

He wanted death and he got death, the baddest thing in the world DRUGS. Sorry he's dead but he ****ed up.

409 days ago
32.

maggiekay    

these pictures with the caption "cory drinking days before his death", there is nothing in any of these pictures that indicates that. not one of him even holding a cigarette. why dont you check your sources and "evidence" and try again. there are people out there who will take this tragedy and try to capitalize on it and will "report" anything. get your facts straight.

409 days ago
33.

Shantastic    

Interesting how working kept him sober. This is a clue that he took his job seriously and that his substance abuse was a choice that he could switch on and off. For sure he was carrying a heavy emotional baggage. RIP

409 days ago
34.

TooMuch    

For Cory's family and friends:
Nar-Anon Family Groups - www.nar-anon.org
Nar-Anon Family Forum - www.naranon.com/forum

For Cory's parents:
Compassionate Friends - www.compassionate.friends.org

409 days ago
35.

MsBerry65    

We don't actually know the cause of death yet. Let's wait on the autopsy results.

409 days ago
36.

TooMuch    

For Cory's Friends and Famiy:
Nar-Anon Family Groups - www.nar-anon.org
Nar-Anon Family Forum - www.naranon.com/forum

For Cory's Parents:
www.compassionatefriends.org

409 days ago
37.

dungal    

I had a girlfriend for 2 years without being intimate. I should have kept it that way, after the fact she broke up with me.

409 days ago
38.

randy    

Someone said that maybe they don't believe in the Devil but now they do when they give up money, fame, family.

Did you ever think maybe everything to them isn't money, fame, family (if you didn't come from a good one), etc.

We each have something to deal with individually there is no book

409 days ago
39.

milly    

I wish everyone would stop talking bad about this boy! It is very sad when someone so young, who has everything going for them dies but let us not forget that no one is perfect! So sad for his family and friends. RIP <3

409 days ago
40.

Cassie    

Your sources BULL****!! Get your ****ing facts straight before you post a load of bull****..

409 days ago
41.

AJAlsup    

All of a sudden this clown is a saint ---- dope head and queer so I hear now.

409 days ago
42.

dangit    

That's such BS TMZ. No one can just stop heroin whenever he wants.

409 days ago
43.

DStolt    

"We're told Cory never showed up on the set under the influence of anything and most of the time abstained from drugs and alcohol."

HEROIN ADDICTS DON'T JUMP BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN USING AND NOT USING. EITHER YOU'RE GETTING HIGH OR YOU'RE ON METHADONE OR IN TREATMENT TO BE COMPLETELY ABSTINENT!!! THIS GUY CAN'T GO BACK AND FORTH WITH HEROIN EVERY OTHER WEEK USING IT AND NOT USING IT! THE WITHDRAWALS FROM HEROIN ARE EFFING TERRIBLE AND CAN BE DEADLY! THIS GUY WAS USING DOPE THE WHOLE TIME- HE MAY NOT HAVE BEEN DRINKING- BUT H HE WAS DEFINITELY DOING!

409 days ago
44.

Nik    

He couldn't take the pain of looking at Lea's butterface anymore.

409 days ago
45.

Dino the Dinosaur    

You guys don't know where he slipped or where he used. You don't know the secrets drug addicts have with each other, so blaming his addiction on his Vancouver friends is pretty fugged up. He was a junkie!! A manipulative heroin addict, who probably used burned and terrorized people with his addiction, as addicts do.

Bet everyone was excited to attend that intervention, huh?

408 days ago
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