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Zac Efron on his Struggle with Addiction

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In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, actor Zac Efron opens up about his struggle with chemical dependency.

The actor, best known for rising to fame with High School Musical, said that, “…Going through life in Hollywood…Everything is thrown at you. I was drinking a lot, way too much.” His struggle with the disease of addiction proves that this disease does not discriminate. Efron lamented that as he delved more into his work, he isolated himself from friends and family. It was alcohol and drugs that kept his life going.

Efron has since completed treatment at an undisclosed rehab facility and continues his recovery by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

“I just started going. And I think it’s changed my life.” he told the Hollywood Reporter. He also continues his journey of sobriety by maintaining a schedule that includes vigorous exercise.

In his recovery from chemical dependency he has also mended relationships with his family, a “reset” that he has welcomed into his life.

Efron continues to thrive professionally with the success of many projects. His most current film, The Neighbors, with Seth Rogen, was completed following his treatment for chemical dependency and has seen much success.

We at New Directions for Women applaud Efron and wish him success in his continued recovery.

New Directions for Women is a treatment facility located in California that offers help to women, pregnant women, women with children and families who desire a similar result. Our caring admissions counselors are available 24/7 to take your call and answer any questions you may have on getting help. Reach us by phone at 800-93-WOMEN. We can help. Stay in the loop with New Directions for Women by connecting with us on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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