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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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61.

Livvie    

He's not much of an actor. Is it really surprising his movie career hasn't taken off? Maybe instead of doing coke he should take some acting classes.

338 days ago
62.

Louis Marie    

It is a publicity stunt as really_though called it, it is about making his image a though one, because if things are the way they are coming out, well this was well planed. 3 weeks ago, one before Toronto film festival he was partying, private room in a night club with red jack Daniels, but why I think this was well planed. Back in January some people were talking about how Parkland has oscar potential, Venice debunked that theory (efron was not in Venice because he was filming promotionals for are we officially dating and neighbors) then it came TIFF, a festival were Parkland producer thought they could correct the path of Parkland, it got mixed reviews, but it also got efron in the red carpet making it buzz, who was with him there? His manager, rep, agent, publicist. All of them were there, but who was the source? Let me point one additional thing, after returning from Toronto efron left the country to Peru where he is, or was till last night, so by going out of the country he avoided the questions. Then the source also says that "efron is a control freak" why a friend, would tell that, but also give the specifics of the rehab stints? Why would the news hit stand 1 week after e! Found the truth, why would he be out of the country? They need to create some sort of sympathy, parkland is about to coming out, Star Wars rumors are going around, fans of Star Wars are not liking it, rumor has it a remake is also on the works, maybe Snabba cash, maybe another one. All those movies need a "man" image, not the high school musical heartthrob image, what is he getting out of this? The feeling of "poor him, lets give him a chance. The buzz to make people, his fans, go in full force to see Parkland, the feeling of how "he overcame" terrible things he deserves a chance at Star Wars" also may I add that his team was censoring this? Why? Because from June to now it IS NOT five months, so they were still talking of the rehab from back in April, also lets not forget that video that surfaced of bongs and condoms and such in YouTube just last month. But censoring it they justified the comments that have been around since 2011, and things that could potentially come out, I do believe this was their way to hide what really is happening but also using it for their benefit. His team isn't commenting after tmz found of cocaine, but did talk about alcohol addiction?

338 days ago
63.

monglobonglo    

cocaine abuse? bull.

there is only one class of drugs for which there is serious life altering consequences, especially with regards to behavior and lifestyle:

Opiods.

my guess is that he got addicted to prescription opiods like about a billion other people, then when the FDA, DEA, etc. cracked down and made it way harder to prescribe oxycodone, dihydromorphone, and morphine (oxycontin, dilaudid, and morphine) as well as high dose transdermal fentanyl patches (50-75 mcg/hr gel)....

like so many others he switched to heroin. wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy cheaper, waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy easier to buy (especially in California).


You dont keep going back to rehab because of cocaine.


you might *TELL THE PEOPLE* at rehab, in your family, in your professional circles, that its because of cocaine.

but if your relapsing, and you are addicted.....


its opiods. end of discussion.

338 days ago
64.

yabber    

There is a big difference between sick and weak at the very least no one tries a little cancer but everyone takes drugs voluntarily at first but only the very vey strong get addicted right?

338 days ago
65.

Gordon    

BFD

338 days ago
66.

tmz addict    

lets call zac efron and see exactly what he says about coke!!!!

338 days ago
67.

meme    

I hope he gets the help he clearly needs and I hope TMZ will back off and leave him alone whie he's in rehab.

338 days ago
68.

Sherms    

You better nip that soon, kid. You don't want to be next on "the list."

338 days ago
69.

Mr. Pukey    

Awww so it sounds like poor Zacky had the same problems everyone else faces without sticking a straw up their nose... Poor poor superstar... Get a spine.

338 days ago
70.

Celebritygossipiswrongbutfun    

Addiction is tough stuff. It's even harder when you're in the public eye.

338 days ago
71.

Tony    

Zac has been so extremely blessed in looks and body, but like so many rich and famous he is destroying both and playing with is life. Too much of everything and no appreciaition of what they hve been given. Sick of it.

338 days ago
72.

tamtam    

Zac had a huge movie last year in "The Lucky One" so that theory about his career does not make sense. I hope you are not reporting falsehoods TMZ or be prepared to get sued.

338 days ago
73.

Tony    

The rich get more stupid everyday. This guy is so blesssed and such a waste.

338 days ago
74.

Mulholland Drive    

Hang in there girlfriend.

338 days ago
75.

There's a problem here    

Nice horse teeth.

338 days ago
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