[Gossip] Zac Efron Allegedly Partied More Than He Let People Know
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.19.2013
He had a dangerous lifestyle...
People reports that Zac Efron partied more than he let on with his public image, which ended up with the actor checking in to rehab.
A source said: "He surrounds himself with a group that enjoys partying. He got caught up in the partying lifestyle the past few years.
Another source added: "Like most people at clubs, he liked to drink and have a good time. He definitely liked to party..
Efron grew up in a non-Hollywood family. His father is an electrical engineer and his mother is a secretary. A year ago, he said he avoided going down the wrong path "appreciat[ing] the work I've done."
He said: "The stakes are very high. I care too much about those around me and everything I've worked for to just go out and blow it. It's just a personal integrity."
He added that he "liked to have fun" but "some people can handle it and some people can't."
He was having troubles privately, but several sources say he didn't seem to be out of control while clubbing. He was frequently at the Bootsy Bellows in Los Angeles drinking vodka soda. A source said: "He would make sure that his friends surrounded him and was clearly concerned with his privacy … almost to a paranoid level."
He also showed up to after-hours parties at the homes of friends.
William Oswald, director of Summit Malibu Treatment Center (who didn't treat Efron) said enablers are bad for those with addiction. His treatment center provides "hand-carved treatment in a non-instutionalized" environment. He said: "Codependents who are living off of [a star] and keeping the party going can really hinder things. There are lots of predators who would feed off of someone like him because they're getting the party with it."
He said a recovering addict needs someone who will "stand up and say, 'This is not a good idea. You're going down the wrong path'. [Someone like Zac] is in a pretty vicious business. … Friends make you feel better and drugs and alcohol make you feel better."