Speaking toThe Hollywood Reporter magazine the actor said “I was drinking a lot, way too much. It's never one specific thing. I mean, you're in your 20s, single, going through life in Hollywood, you know? Everything is thrown at you. I wouldn't take anything back; I needed to learn everything I did. But it was an interesting journey, to say the least.” The Neighbors star is reportedly currently seeing a therapist and hasstarted attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
He continued “I just started going. And I think it's changed my life. I'm much more comfortable in my own skin. Things are so much easier now. No matter who you are, you face challenges growing up. You go with your things, you learn, you have to. It's impossible to lead an honest and fulfilling life as a man and not make mistakes and 'fess up to them when you need to. But it's especially humiliating when they happen to be so public and so scrutinized.”
Having found fame early in his life with the massive hit High School Musical, Efron began to feel under too much pressure to maintain his momentum of success. The young actor began suffering from anxiety and insomnia.
He added “When you have success young, and you accept the good things, you have to accept all of it. You have to accept the moments of glory but also a great responsibility. And that responsibility, to some degree, involves being a role model. At the same time, I'm a human being, and I've made a lot of mistakes. I've learned from each one.”