Before the treatment program, it was tangled He said on the podcast that the actor was “running into a lot of other things, whether it’s sex, drugs, or booze” to numb himself “from the pain I’ve been running from for most of my life.”
“The irony is that booze can give you that temporary relief, but then the next day it magnifies that anxiety tenfold,” he said. “So, then, you go back in for more and it becomes this vicious cycle.”
Reflecting on the roots of his struggles, he said it all began during his childhood.
“Most of my life,” he said, “I grew up in a household where my stepfather sought perfection at the highest levels, his bar was too high, and it was impossible to get there, and then she was a mother who was a borderline figure.” “So, she didn’t have an impossibly high level. She had an impossible goal because he kept moving.”
As Zachary got older, he found himself struggling to make sense of his career, adding, “I feel like I’m a little on the outside looking inside. I’ve never felt like I’m part of any wonderful kid group.”
Now, he embraces prayer and meditation as he continues moving forward. His full podcast episode will be available to listen to on June 28.