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Philip Seymour Hoffman

A Single Drink

Ultimately Led to Death

2/6/2014 12:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's recent and fatal path down the road of addiction was triggered by an innocent drink ... sources close to the actor tell TMZ.

Hoffman had been sober for 23 years prior to shooting "The Master" -- but during a wrap party in 2012, the actor succumbed to temptation ... and celebrated the movie with a drink ... which quickly became a couple of drinks.

Hoffman acknowledged to confidants ... the drinks opened the floodgates.  Addictions experts all say one drink can destroy an addict's life ... and that seems to be what happened here.

Sources tell us Hoffman didn't begin experimenting with heroin until 2013, after he had already fully fallen off the wagon. We're told he had long been curious about the drug.

It started with snorting -- and last May, he quickly checked into rehab because he was terrified it would escalate to IV use ... which it eventually did.

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Family of drug addicts    

an addiction is an addition. It only takes one drink; on line to start over again..
With all the pill mills being monitor, shut down the #1 drug to get is herion..
Most people have some form of addiction.. drugs, smoking, alcohol, work and etc.
Let's pray for his children and family.
Pray that nobody we love fall in that trap.

166 days ago
47.

Family of drug addicts    

an addiction is an addition. It only takes one drink; on line to start over again..
With all the pill mills being monitor, shut down the #1 drug to get is herion..
Most people have some form of addiction.. drugs, smoking, alcohol, work and etc.
Let's pray for his children and family.
Pray that nobody we love fall in that trap.

166 days ago
48.

CremeBrulee    

One thing that annoys me about people struggling with addiction/mental illness, etc. is they often come to a point where they kid themselves that having a family will "ground" them and give them "something to live for." Flush yourselves down the toilet, weaklings, don't take innocent people down with you.

166 days ago
49.

lexington marlow    

Bull**** ... Just white boys making excuses for white boy.

166 days ago
50.

Gfine    

You want to mess with heroin? Well it's the chance you take. If it's worth dying for, be my guest. Nobody made him take it. Are we suppose to feel sorry for a guy who had it all only to lose it for a cheap drug habit. Pop goes the weasel!

166 days ago
51.

Gfine    

Please! They call drug use a decease when nothing is further from the truth! Cancer is a decease, drugs are by choice, period! People use them because they like them not because they have decease. It's so weird, after this celebrity dies, the police go on an immediate hunt for anyone involved when there are people dying everyday due to the over dose of heroine but no attention is paid to the average Joe. Society is so full of it!

166 days ago
52.

grouston    

Tragedy, one drink will do it, I know first hand, been sober 38 years, addiction is a killer, http:www.capecodpublishing.com My book can help, "MY MIND HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN,"

166 days ago
53.

Alexis    

@Sili'LilSkoolgrl, it has nothing to do with whether the guy was smart or not, it's just that he was like many other dopers,,,,,,, he was simply weak!!!

166 days ago
54.

Kygirl1    

One'a to many, a thousands not enough!

166 days ago
55.

Buster    

Yea, so it was all his own fault.

166 days ago
56.

maye    

He couldn't get the monkey demon off his back doing it on his own. Definitely needed spiritual help!

166 days ago
57.

Esther    

who cares? he kill himself!!!

166 days ago
58.

feinburgrl    

Only if they have an alcohol problem.

166 days ago
59.

Esther    

Phill did it to himself!!!

166 days ago
60.

lexington marlow    

The good ol' boys trying to make excuses for their "good ol boy". Did the LAPD go after Whitney Houston's dealer?

166 days ago
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