Vanessa Hudgens likes dancing, not drugs

Oct 10, 2013 at 5:13 p.m. ET

Vanessa Hudgens claims that while she loves to dance and have a good time, she's not into partying and drugs. The actress doesn't care for the club-scene lifestyle that so many people in Hollywood have embraced.

Vanessa Hudgens

While Vanessa Hudgens dated drug-troubled Zac Efron for a long time, she hasn't fallen victim to the hard-partying lifestyle her ex has been wrestling with. The High School Musical star prefers to go out and dance rather than shoot up, smoke and take pills.

"I've never liked partying. I love dancing, but that's as far as it goes," Hudgens told Cosmo on Campus in a new interview. "It's tough because a lot of clubs are everything I loathe, especially in L.A. They're always very ego-filled and people get up to mischief. It's just not a pure environment. I stay away from [drugs] because I know it's smart to steer clear."

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The 24-year-old actress won't say no to wine, however, admitting that a glass or two always helps her get through tough times.

"I love taking my girlfriends away from their worries and enjoying life with them. If there's a problem, a bottle of wine goes a long way," Hudgens told the magazine. "It's the same after a long week of filming — a glass of wine and a bit of chocolate makes me happy."

As was recently reported, Efron went to rehab two times this year for a cocaine addiction. He seems to be fine now, and he even posted a message of thanks to his fans along with a photo of himself at Peru's Machu Picchu. Ironically, Peru is known as the new world capital of cocaine.

Meanwhile, Hudgens remains drug-free and is enjoying living in Hollywood, despite all the drugs that surround her in that environment. But her best friend, Ashley Tisdale, makes sure that she's well looked after.

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"Ashley always says she wants me to be more cautious. She thinks I'm too trusting," Hudgens said. "I think I'm fine the way I am, but she thinks I have a tendency to float around in a cloud, which I kind of do."

However, Hudgens may not live the actress life forever, as she's thinking of going to college at some point and getting a degree.

"I got into acting young and I wasn't as fascinated with learning as I am now," she said. "The older I get, the more curious I become. I'd like to study film or photography one day."

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