Philip Seymour Hoffman checked himself into a detox program after a prescription pill addiction that ended with snorting heroin.
The Oscar-winning “Capote” star had problems with substance abuse in the past, but had been clean 23 years until his relapse.
The 45-year-old actor has completed his treatment program and is already back to filming a movie in Europe.
Hoffman says he shad been sober for 23 years before he relapsed over a year ago. He began using prescription pills and later began snorting heroin.
The “Hunger Games: Catching Fire” star said he only had been snorting heroin for a week before he made the decision to seek treatment.
Philip was in the detox facility for 10 days and checked out last Friday, thanking “a great group of friends and family” for helping him seek the treatment he needed.
Philip Seymour Hoffman is Günther Bachmann in the upcoming film “A Most Wanted Man”, the story of a Chechen Muslim who illegally immigrates to Hamburg and gets caught up in the international war on terror.
Hoffman is in a longtime relationship with costume designer Mimi O’Donnell, who he met while directing the 1999 play “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings”.
They have a 10-year-old son named Cooper and two daughters, six-year-old Tallulah and four-year-old Willa.
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