Zac Efron admits his struggle with addiction is “never-ending”.
The 26-year-old actor reportedly completed two stints in rehab last year to treat narcotics abuse issues.
Zac reveals he has been seeing a therapist and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings recently, activities which have made a major positive impact on him.
“I just started going. And I think it’s changed my life. I’m much more comfortable in my own skin,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Things are so much easier now. It’s a never-ending struggle.”
Zac grabbed headlines last month for fighting with homeless people in the rough downtown Los Angeles neighborhood Skid Row.
The Neighbors star admits the altercation was “the most terrifying moment” in his entire life.
“[My friend and I] were having trouble finding somewhere [to eat] — a lot of places were closed — and the car ran out of gas off the 110 [freeway]. It was ridiculous. We had to pull over, and I called Uber [car service],” Zac recalled, before noting the furore broke out while they were waiting for a driver to arrive.
“A homeless guy, or vagrant, tapped on the driver’s-side window. Before I knew it, [my friend] was out of the car, and they started fighting. I saw that [the homeless man] was carrying some sort of a knife, or shank, and I got out of the car to disarm him. At some point, he dropped the knife, and I got hit pretty hard in the face — and almost instantly the police were there to break up the fight.”
The actor is remaining positive despite his recent upsets, as he appreciates the things he has experienced.
“I wouldn’t take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did,” Zac said.
“But it was an interesting journey, to say the least.”
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