Zac Efron Admits Battle With Addiction Is 'Never-Ending Struggle'

Efron opens up about Alcoholics Anonymous and that fight with a homeless man.

ByABC News
April 30, 2014, 3:42 PM
Zac Efron attends the premiere of "Neighbors" at Regency Village Theatre, April 28, 2014, in Westwood, Calif.
Zac Efron attends the premiere of "Neighbors" at Regency Village Theatre, April 28, 2014, in Westwood, Calif.
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April 30, 2014 — -- Zac Efron is opening up about his history of addiction.

Efron, 26, during in a very candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter, admitted he currently goes to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

This comes on the heels of reports that he never really addressed from earlier in the year that he had gone to rehab.

"I think it’s changed my life," he said of AA. "I’m much more comfortable in my own skin. Things are so much easier now.”

Things might be easier for the "Neighbors" star, but he warned that his battle with addiction is "a never-ending struggle.”

Efron said that with success coming at such a young age, adding, "You have to accept the moments of glory but also a great responsibility."

Read: Zac Efron Attacked in L.A.'s Skid Row

"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," he added.

The "High School Musical" star also shed light on the reports that broke in March where police were called to the Skid Row area of Los Angeles and a rumored fight with a homeless man. Efrom confirmed the reports.

"We were having trouble finding somewhere [to eat] -- a lot of places were closed -- and the car ran out of gas off the 110," he said of the incident. "It was ridiculous. We had to pull over, and I called Uber.”

Then Efron said when they were waiting for help when 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," he recalled. "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."