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Sep 18th
01:00 am
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From People:
Zac Efron Completed Rehab Stint

Zac Efron hasn't been seen out and about on the nightclub scene as of late – and it sounds like there's a reason.

The actor, 25, completed a stint in rehab about five months ago, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

The actor – who recently walked the carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival – is "doing great," a source tells PEOPLE. "He's taking care of himself and it shows."

Efron will next star in Parkland, a drama about the Kennedy assassination. "It's really a surreal experience for me," he tells USA Today of working on the film. "It feels very mature and really interesting. It's a whole different kind of filmmaking and I feel blessed to have been a part of it."

I'm not surprised by this news. I am happy for him and I have a lot of respect for him being self aware enough that he realized he needed to change a behavioral pattern before it seriously affected his well-being. I am also glad his parents maintain an active role in his life and support him and help him to make the best choices for himself. Hollywood is a difficult place to exist in. A lot of people don't like to see that accompanying the money, fame and success, are a host of negative things. It becomes a very isolated existence, even if you have a lot of friends. Let's look to the future and not the past, he is clearly on a positive path and I'm happy about that.

Additional note (Sep 19th):
Now that this is out, many people will try to make a quick buck by selling their story. So please take new stories with a grain of salt cause some of it doesn't add up.
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abigail80831abigail80831 on September 18th, 2013 05:16 am (UTC)
As many other comments here state, this does not come as a complete surprise to me. The signs were all there, I just chose not to speak about them. I feel like its something we've all questioned (and some of us have actually known) for a while now.

But most importantly, I am incredibly proud of him for taking the correct steps to getting better. It take a LOT (especially for a man) to accept that something is wrong and seek out help, so bravo to him for being man enough to admit it and get help. I also like that he did this on the DL.

The fact that no one found out about it until 5 months later is a little odd to me, but it is for the better. It is clear he's in a better place now as he's been looking worlds better then he has in years and looking healthy.

My only wish from this point on his that he stay's on this track and keeps the company of good, positive people who will lift him up instead of pulling him down. I also hope the media gives him some space and lets him be.

Zac is a very bright young man who has his whole life ahead of him, he is super talented and has a great personality the world deserves to see. I wish him nothing but the best from this point on and am so proud of him for taking the steps to get better.

YOU GO ZAC! I'll always love you.