In recent Disney news, everyone’s favorite basketball playing High School Musical student, Zac Efron, recently came out about his stints in rehab for a cocaine addiction.
On September 27th 2013, the actor posted a photo of himself at the Machu Picchu ruins while on vacation in Peru.
This message was attached “Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support these past few weeks…means the world to me. Love you guys! – Z.” This was the first time Efron spoke about his time in rehab since the story became public news.
Sources say that over that last year the actor did not one, but two stints in a drug rehab facility for cocaine addiction, after being released and then having a major relapse.
It is said that over the last two years, Efron was heavily involved in cocaine and at the height of his addiction was using a lot of molly as well. But what is reported to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back was a heroin overdose that occurred at a party in a New York City hotel room back in January of this year.
People close to the star, who attended the party, said that Efron had to be resuscitated after passing out while on the prescription drugs Oxycodone and Adderall.
One source said “I was scared for him. If he doesn’t clean himself up, he’ll be Hollywood’s next big drug tragedy.
Efron was allegedly so addicted to the pain killer that he would only allow people into his hotel room if they supplied him with 40 pills, which go for about 30 dollars on the street.
“If he didn’t have such a need for oxy I don’t think he would have let us in the hotel room. He was like a junkie. He wanted the drugs so bad, and this was the only way he could get them,” said another source who was partying close with the star
But despite the terrible state he was in, Zac Efron seems to be doing well now; even buying himself a brand new home to get away for awhile. The house is in the private Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz. The house features great ocean and city views while also offering quiet neighbors like Twilight star Kristen Stewart and Glee star Naya Rivera.