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Zac Efron

2 Rehab Stints This Year

9/19/2013 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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 -- he was also into Molly.  He 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 how Zac plunged into the depths of coke, we're told there are 4 reasons:

-- Zac has significant issues with his parents, who are still trying to control his life and decision-making.

-- Zac is upset about his movie career, which was once white hot but after "High School Musical" he hasn't had real success.

-- Zac has "girl issues" ...  although we're told it has nothing to do with his break-up with Vanessa Hudgens.  That, our sources say, is ancient history for both.

-- Zac had been hanging around with "a bad group of friends" who introduced him to the world of cocaine.  We're told Zac has 86'd most of them from his life in the last few months.

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Kristinajp    

ALL RELAPSES ARE MAJOR. Those are the time addicts can really die because the go back to using the amount they stopped at even though their body is not used to that amount any longer, especially the longer the clean time. To say he has issues with family, career, relationships, we all have those at times in our life. Addiction has no barriers when it comes to class status, parent problems, race, ect. It comes down to do not EVER freaking try it. I hate when people say "oh this is only pot". The first few years of my marriage our date night s started at Narcotics Anonymous. I spent hundreds of hours hearing addicts say pot was their gateway to much worse drugs. No one start s off smoking crack or injecting heroin. This is so obvious a disease it upset s me when people say stupid things about addicts just because they have not educated themself enough by reading legit medical articles from places l Iike Johns Hopkins or Mayo Clinic. Common sense alone should tell you no one wants to put themselves down and out like this. Addiction is everyones problem. You drive around these normal looking people, they are drs, lawyers, CPAs, my ex taught Sunday School for years and you wouldnnever suspect he used. This raises our medical premiums, car insurance, everything because the normal person doesn't have money to blow through so they usually resort to crime. If you suspect someone of using that is lose to you find out and confront them. Delaying onky makes their problem (and yours) worse. On that note have a GREAT productive day :)

217 days ago
32.

laffnbear    

"Spin-dry"
rehab is rarely long lasting.
It generally takes a year or more to be truly effective.

217 days ago
33.

chas090909    

You would have issues if you can't act or sing because it was dubbed or tracked over so many times and just come out of the closet.

217 days ago
34.

Serma    

Where is Hipaa? Shouldn't this info be private?

217 days ago
35.

MidnightBeast    

If all of this is true, at least he's making an effort to get himself healthy. Hopefully he's committed to being healthy and sticks to his recovery so he can have a better life. Regardless if you like him or not, he deserves a healthy life if he's willing to work for it

217 days ago
36.

Ozzie X    

Removing yourself from the environment and so called friends for a year, will grant you a new perspective and reason for life. Acting is his cash flow. I wish him the best in whatever he decides.

217 days ago
37.

Really_Though    

Publicity stunt.

217 days ago
38.

ev    

i hope he can get himself together, he s talented, and the parents need to back off a lil, if they are interfering in his life to the point he needs to use to escape.. goes to show talent and looks does not a sane person make huh? I like him though and wish him luck.

217 days ago
39.

ketjo    

Here we go again ....Shoveling the shyt as usual .....You're the coward that waits in the shadow and watch's till someone goes down and is fighting to get up then you run out of the shadows and starting kicking and beating the hell out of him cause he's too weak to fight back ...Yelling at the top of you lungs " Look at me ...Look at me...I'm beating the bad guy ....I'm a HERO" .... Some hero ...will look at your front page ....and look at the numbers....they tell the real story !! ..TMZ is sliding down the drain faster then a piece of slick soap bar......

217 days ago
40.

billybob    

Hollywood is full of dealers, pimps, that's why every *star* can become a cocaine addict that easy...

217 days ago
41.

Deadpool23    

I hate HSM just as much as the next person, but I believe Zac Efron is a talented actor....I hope he doesnt waste it.

217 days ago
42.

Lynn317    

For someone like Zac - his situation seems especially sad. Unlike so many that abuse drugs and subsequently turn into obnoxious, out of control jerks, he has been able to fly under the radar and sought help twice without spending years making a fool out of himself.
For that reason ... there is hope for him. He found out quickly he had a serious problem and in short order, took steps to get it under control-twice. He may be one of those who is able to crawl out of the rabbit's hole before it consumes him. Wish him luck.

217 days ago
43.

NOT ELMO    

Zac Efron
2 Rehab Stints This Year.......................IS THAT WHY HIS MOVIES SVCK

217 days ago
44.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Besides a few of the other embarrassingly trying-to-look-cool ridiculous statements in your article is " ... he was also into Molly." Stick with the Kardashians and Miley Cyrus; they are far more your speed.

217 days ago
45.

Missymouse712    

if he is a coke head maybe his parents making decisions for him isn't a bad idea!!

217 days ago
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