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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Entered Detox

For Narcotic Abuse

5/31/2013 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Philip Seymour Hoffman just got out of detox for a drug problem that was spinning out of control ... a problem he desperately wanted to nip in the bud ... and he's already back doing a movie.

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" -- tells us 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 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.

And at least for now, it seems it worked, because Hoffman is clean and back on a movie set in Europe.



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i cant believe the number of people who are abusing substances. i can understand someone who is poor, helpless in their situation and dont have support system. but i cant understand all these people who have money and dont have to worry where they are going to sleep and where there next meal is coming from, doing drugs. he is praised for getting help, the poor person is looked down on. idont get it. someone dies from drugs ever 14minutes. by the way a rich person is the same as a poor person on drugs, only difference a poor person, usually goes to jail or prison.

476 days ago


One of our best actors ever wishing PSH all the best and stay strong......always loved his movies.

476 days ago


People that want to get clean go on their own, not court ordered like lindsay lohan

476 days ago


Great actor from comedy to drama..very wide range

476 days ago


He's a great actor! Best wishes for him.

475 days ago


I don't see the big deal about this guy as an actor.

475 days ago


Way to go Philip!!! You are an amazing, extremely talented actor who is waaaay too good to go down over drugs. Sooooo glad you stopped this before it got out of hand. Your career will go on and on because of the gift you have. Im happy for you and am looking forward to watching many more of your movies in the future. God Bless you and stay strong baby. Dont let the killer LA and all the drugs there take you down. XO

475 days ago


Honestly I wish him the best.
I am only asking a question here without passing judgment.
Why does someone do heroin the first time ?

475 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I wish him the best. He's one of Hwood's rare talents. A legit actor and artist.

475 days ago


this is an actor who can actually act!! good for him for seeking treatment........

475 days ago


Super talented guy. I wish him luck.

475 days ago


I expext to see a number of middle aged, over weight. house wives living an insular, fundamental Christian life screaming about
"evil" addicts.

475 days ago

King Anton    

Holy ****, PSH was hooked on that OHH WEE?!! He truly is the MASTER

475 days ago

King Anton    

You do realize if he was a Black Actor these comments would be filled to the brim with racist and hateful comments right??

475 days ago


He checked himself out after only days? After snorting heroin? That doesn't sound good or right but good luck with your sobriety.

475 days ago
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