Zac Efron Cocaine Addiction Blamed on Bad Influences, Parental Problems, "Girl Issues"

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The surprises keep coming in regard to Zac Efron.

A few days after sources confirmed the actor secretly attended rehab in early 2013, and following rumors that this visit was due to a cocaine addiction, TMZ now has an update on the previous state of the star.

Efron allegedly attempted to kick his drug habit in March via an outpatient program in California, residing in a private home and talking to a counselor for several weeks.

But he then relapsed about a month later, not showing up on the set of the film Neighbors and eventually checking in to a second outpatient program.

Why did Efron fall prey to such a dangerous addiction? Insiders cite four main reasons:

  1. His controlling parents.
  2. His faltering movie career.
  3. "Girl issues," although the source was quick to say these did not include Vanessa Hudgens.
  4. A "bad" group of friends with a negative influence on Zac, most of whom are now out of his life.

Let's all hope and pray that really is the case and that Hollywood won't soon be shocked by another Cory Monteith type of tragedy.


Zac Efron Biography

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron is a young, adorable actor. He's often compared to Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio. His career begin with High School Musical,... More »
San Luis Obispo, California
Full Name
Zachary Efron

Zac Efron Quotes

Everything's been stepped up a few notches, all the dances, and I think the songs are pretty catchy this time around. And it's our senior year, so we've got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.

Zac Efron [on High School Musical 3]

You never know with teenage girls. It's funny. But they're always, most of the time they're pretty respectful, and I love 'em. I'm very grateful.

Zac Efron