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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Entered Detox

For Narcotic Abuse

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

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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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Lisa G    

I'm glad he's OK. He's a fantastic actor. He needs to be around a long time.

474 days ago
47.

haha.....    

hope that he got what he needed and is able to grasp being sober...it is a tough road. on another note....the pictures of him "through the years" were maybe the last couple of years.....this is a man who has been acting for decades......would have been nice to see that transition.

474 days ago
48.

Laura    

Good for him getting the help he needs. He's a phenomenal actor.

474 days ago
49.

Minnetonka40    

TMZ employees are lazy. This has been front page since 6 this morning. Do you guys even work?

474 days ago
50.

Calico    

Good for him! Working it!
I loved PSH's acting in "Almost Famous" as the legendary Lester Bangs.

474 days ago
51.

Torri    

Gosh TMZ wish him well...

474 days ago
52.

Gretel    

He's a superb actor. Thankfully he had the maturity and self-preservation to realize he was falling down a very dark, slippery slope. I hope he does very well. Twenty three years of clean and sober before he stumbled, and good family and friends is a good indicator that he's well on his way to living clean.

474 days ago
53.

PEDRO PANTSMASTER    

JACK BLACK IN TROPIC THUNDER

474 days ago
54.

Loraleigh    

Good for him! An ugly little dude that got very lucky in life...put the smack down...don't blow it.

474 days ago
55.

Walter solchek    

Well there goes his chance for that urban achiever award.....

474 days ago
56.

Chaz    

10 days for heroin? Seriously- not possible-

474 days ago
57.

Scott    

only a week huh?

474 days ago
58.

Dan     

Refreshing that you see a celebrity proactively seeking treatment.

474 days ago
59.

MikeClovis    

The minute it struck him that he was again addicted he sought help. Anyone can fall prey to their weaknesses but not everyone has the ability to arrest their behavior with the resolve of Mr. Hoffman.

474 days ago
60.

JAG    

Welcome to Hollywood, where all pedophiles, drug addicts, and whores are welcome- as long as they vote Democrat.

474 days ago
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