Being at the center of the public spotlight certainly has its ups and downs, and child and teen stars are probably the best examples of these fluctuating “new faces.” Try to imagine the difficulties you faced during your younger years (if you are an older adult) and throw Hollywood glam, tight filming schedules, pushy agents, school, peer pressure, public image, and bullying all into a giant bucket. So, it is no wonder that many young people find less than positive ways to cope with their stress, particularly through the use of drugs and alcohol, when they face the red carpet and flashing cameras. However, in the case of big stars like former teen idol Zac Efron, recovery is always within your grasp. Let’s take a closer look and see what he had to say recently about his struggle with drugs and alcohol.
Challenges, Big and Small
In a 2014 issue of the Hollywood Reporter, Zac Efron (star of High School Musical, The Greatest Showman, and Baywatch) explained how life is always filled with struggles. As he explains, everyone has to endure large and small problems as you mature, but a man cannot live an honest and confident life unless he is willing to accept his mistakes. In essence, Efron illustrates how you have to accept the good parts and the bad parts of life if you want to grow properly. However, he also speaks about how (as an actor and a role model) he has to maintain a positive public image, which involves appreciating awesome moments and pitfalls.
A Battle of the Booze
Later in the interview, Efron discusses his unfortunate run-in with a homeless man on the streets of L.A. and admits that he had overindulged in alcohol. Although he acknowledges his situation as a learning opportunity, he openly acknowledges that the life he had been living was coated with stress. Later, Efron became a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and has underwent therapy, which he believes has been a game changer. Nevertheless, he admits that his sickness is always tagging along behind him, but he has found a way to love himself.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Addiction or Alcoholism
As much as we do not like to admit it, drug addiction and alcoholism are not going anywhere anytime soon, but the good news is that you can easily find a way to overcome these illnesses. Even for the people who have formed a seemingly incurable attachment to dangerous stimulants or opioids, recovery is easy to complete. With just the right amount of patience, perseverance, strength, and love for yourself, you can easily overcome your problems and fight addiction at the core.
If you, a friend, or loved one is suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process detox and withdrawal and guide you through each step of the rehabilitation process to help you separate yourself from these substances. The time to take back control of your life is now.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn about how you can overcome your attachment to drugs and alcohol today.