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Source claims Zac Efron overdosed on 'hillbilly heroin'

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ZAC Efron collapsed after overdosing on prescription drug oxycodone in January, it has been reported.

The former 'High School Musical' star allegedly binged on the powerful painkiller in addition to a cocktail of other drugs and alcohol during a wild night of partying in his hotel room and had to be resuscitated by guests at the party.

National Enquirer magazine obtained a photograph of Zac passed out in his suite at the Thompson Hotel in New York City on January 3.

An eyewitness - who passed a lie detector test - told the publication: "My worst fear was that he had died from an overdose.

"He went through a lot of pills even though it was clear he was entering a danger zone."

As well as alcohol and oxycodone - known as "hillbilly heroin" - Zac is alleged to have consumed Adderall and marijuana.

The 25-year-old actor was so desperate to get his hands on some oxycodone tablets he asked his party guests to score some pills on the streets.

The pills street value is $30 each and he asked for 40 individual tablets.

The source added: "If he didn't have such a need for the oxy, I don't think he would have let us come into the room, he was like a junkie.

"He wanted the drugs so bad, and this was the only way he could get them."

Zac appears to be serious about getting himself clean and completed a stint in a rehab centre approximately five months ago, but the insider warns a relapse could be serious for him.

The source said: "I was scared for him. If he doesn't clean himself up, he'll be Hollywood's next big drug tragedy."

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