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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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NykkiD    

I wish Zack the best! Addiction such!

363 days ago
47.

Katie    

Pretty sure I can help him get over all the above. Just saying.

363 days ago
48.

lauren    

Baby North West Kim must be really FAT the ONLY pic they shared about her is her hiding behind a couch (chubby little arm sticking out).

363 days ago
49.

Turkishchubs    

I think the most dangerous part about cocaine is how you don't really see physical symptoms if you have a good supply of it. It gives a false sense of safety, but it really is killing you. I hope he gets better.

363 days ago
50.

Katie-Did    

I am totally amazed how these Hollywood types get themselves into drugs and alcohol abuse. They got what they wanted in the first place... fame and money. They throw their money away up their noses or in their veins. OK, he has trouble with his parents and career. Doesn't the average Joe/Jane have problems in their lives and do they turn to drugs and alcohol... no! These people are pampered and get what they want and what they think they want. Take care of yourself and you will get work. Drugs and alcohol abuse are going to take those good looks and turn them to mush!

363 days ago
51.

Devlin85    

Ahhh... Booo hooo.. poor rich boy problems.. these people need a large dose of reality!

363 days ago
52.

princess    

You guys are going so easy on your pretty white boy, Lamar got a tongue lashing from you ppl

363 days ago
53.

Jamie    

Not everyone does coke due to issues. I'm sure there are plenty of people who do coke because they like it!

363 days ago
54.

Teeder    

That's sad. Hope he is better.

363 days ago
55.

PineappleKat    

there is no such thing as "intensive outpatient ".

363 days ago
56.

FUTMZ    

Linds wants to know if there's any leftover cocaine....

363 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Well, you can't kick your coke habit if your dealer is first on your speed dial.

363 days ago
58.

Leopold butters Stotch     

He should see Chuck Norris he would help him roundhouse kick someone, maybe not kick his coke habit but definitely help kick someone.

363 days ago
59.

C-MAN    

I cannot think of any reason why I should care about this.

363 days ago
60.

Lori    

Leave the guy alone, dirtbags. He didn't call the paps to film his trip to rehab. If this is true, he's dealing with his demons. Let him get healthy without a pack of vultures following him around!

363 days ago
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