Philip Seymour Hoffman, who spent more than two decades sober, recently checked into a drug rehab facility to detox off a serious drug, after being clean for nearly 23 years. Hoffman, who is currently filming in Europe told TMZ that he knew immediately he had a problem, and wanted to beat it before it became more serious.
Hoffman — who struggled with substance abuse in the past but kicked the habit for 23 years — fell off the wagon more than a year ago. He tells TMZ it started slowly with prescription pills, and recently escalated to snorting heroin.
Hoffman — who won a Best Actor Oscar in 2006 for “Capote,” reportedly says, the heroin use only lasted a week or so and he quickly realized he needed help, so he checked himself into a detox facility on the East Coast. He also says he was at the facility for 10 days and checked out last Friday.
Hoffman credits what he calls “a great group of friends and family” for helping him seek the treatment he needed to get better.
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