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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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romba    

His "bad group of friends" also dilated his anus so wide you could drop a pan pizza in it.

313 days ago
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Miara    

TMZ - Obviously you backed off from Lamar O after you were blasted by the public. Now a new target??? Quit pushing these people who are struggling through hard times!!! You are losing followers by the hundreds, maybe thousands with you National Enquirer dirt reporting.

313 days ago
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Hollywood    

Hope you get the help you need,. I truly think he has a good career ahead of him if he gets his **** straight.

313 days ago
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Efrongirl    

Well this is the biggest load of BS I have ever read. TMZ must be have a slow news day or something. Doesn't even make sense! How pathetic is your four reasons. Please just stop. No one believes a word you guys say. TMZ = BS

313 days ago
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Efrongirl    

So sad that TMZ keeps making all this BS about this story. Everyone knows Zac or anyone from his team hasn't confirmed anything. Stop making this story more than what it is. Tmz hasn't "learned" anything from any fake source!

313 days ago
6.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

I'm guessing that his "girl issues" are that he finds them icky and loves penis but can't admit it.

313 days ago
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Efrongirl    

Stop spreading lies!!! TMZ is all BS!! Why do you guys add such a fake spin to every story? It's actually sad

313 days ago
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Efrongirl    

If you guys are gonna spread rumors and lies at least stick to one story. Now you're making yourself look like liars just cause some fans busted you guys about the last post you had to "re do" the story! Haha how pathetic

313 days ago
9.

Brooke    

"He's so charismatic!"

313 days ago
10.

Ozzie X    

At least he is trying, sexuality aside.

313 days ago
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Really? Nevermind,...    

Leave Zac alone, TMZ. He's trying to pull it together and you shouldn't be trying to disrupt his recovery by making public something he clearly chose to keep private. Shame on you!

BTW FIX YOUR WEBSITE!! If you want to know why you're losing readers; look no further!!!

313 days ago
12.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

-- Zac is also upset because he hasn't grown past his current height of 5'3.5".

313 days ago
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Really? Nevermind,...    

I thought they passed a law years ago that paps couldn't report on rehab and AA meetings without permission, specifically because it could derail recovery. I think the case was after Naomi Campbell was followed to an AA meeting, after one of her phone throwing incidents. Maybe that's only in NY?

313 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Unfortunately, fame brings scrutiny. I'm sure having this spread all over doesn't help Zac, but it's nearly impossible to keep stuff like this secret.

313 days ago
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Marcia2942    

I honestly don't understand why people even try drugs. I mean unless someone slips them on you or hold you down and force them on you, why even risk it?

313 days ago
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