Zac Efron and celebrities you didn’t know battled addiction

179753109HW00043_Parkland_PNot everyone’s substance addictions are going to blare before us like neon signs as in the case of Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes or Katt Williams. Others may suffer in silence. The first time the mass media got wind that actor Zac Efron had entered a detox center for alcohol and drug addiction was after he was already out and revealed it on the red carpet.

Many more celebs, much like those in regular society, are functioning alcoholics and drug addicts, whose battles with their demons are fought outside of the spotlight — until they crash to their lowest points and seek the help they need.

There are other celebrities who battled demons in a bottle in silence.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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