If you were surprised to learn about Zac Efron‘s two reported stints in rehab, you’ll be shocked to learn just how long his drug addiction has been going on. A source tells Star exclusively that his problems date all the way back to July 2011 during a birthday party for his friend Ashley Tisdale in Malibu.
“I think that’s the first time his pals realized his partying was way out of control,” the insider tells us. The witness claims that Zac showed up to the party admittedly “messed up” on cocaine and Molly (the street name for the club drug Ecstasy).
Although the actor has reportedly gotten help for his cocaine addiction, the source says he may not be fully in the clear. “Zac still drinks a beer when he goes out because he says he doesn’t have a problem with alcohol,” the friend reveals. “But he’s an addict and needs to stay completely sober.”
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