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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Rehab Friends

Scared Straight

2/9/2014 1:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0209_philip_seymour_hoffman_getty2A group of friends who were in treatment with Philip Seymour Hoffman are vowing to stay sober FOR GOOD following his death ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ spoke with a woman in rehab with PSH -- we kept her name confidential for obvious reasons -- and she says a bunch of people in rehab and Narcotics Anonymous with Hoffman made a pact after he died to not only stay sober from now on for themselves ... but also for Philip.

We're told his death was a "pivotal moment in their recovery" ... because they realized no one is invincible ... even rich celebrities.

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61.

Vince    

How long do you honor a junkie? All this is bull****. Mourn Paul Walker who died in an accident. Don't mourn this trash who left his kids without a father.

151 days ago
62.

Shelley_petro    

They'll be on this story for awhile.

151 days ago
63.

Demi    

Stop milking this story already. So. Disgusting what is being done .

151 days ago
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CremeBrulee    

I think it's more like PSHs "friends" in rehab are more interested in their 15 minutes.

151 days ago
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Timmy Time    

1 idiot down and millions more to go! To bad PSH wasn't black, maybe he could have taken that wigger Justin Beiber with him!

151 days ago
66.

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Being scared straight does not keep someone sober.
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Addiction is physical & psychological.... Frequent therapy is needed. Not just NA or AA meetings.

151 days ago
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Bill5martin    

You are telling me they thought celebrities & rich ppl didn't OD. Should I start a list? I mean start with PSH, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Britney Murphy, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Anna Nicole Smith etc etc. I think this may last a little while, but after awhile it will where off on some of them. That is just the statistics. Look at all the celebrity rehab people who have died. The fact is people are getting hooked on prescription opiates. Some who seriously need them and get hooked like vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their doctors either cut them off or there doctor may get busted by the DEA. So they turn to heroin. The withdraws of opiates are horrible. I don't know how someone who gets past the withdraws could ever take a opiate again.

151 days ago
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Bill5martin    

You are telling me they thought celebrities & rich ppl didn't OD. Should I start a list? I mean start with PSH, Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, Britney Murphy, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, Anna Nicole Smith etc etc. I think this may last a little while, but after awhile it will where off on some of them. That is just the statistics. Look at all the celebrity rehab people who have died. The fact is people are getting hooked on prescription opiates. Some who seriously need them and get hooked like vets from Iraq and Afghanistan. Their doctors either cut them off or there doctor may get busted by the DEA. So they turn to heroin. The withdraws of opiates are horrible. I don't know how someone who gets past the withdraws could ever take a opiate again.

151 days ago
69.

Dacarp    

These comments show what caliber of personalties frequent TMZ articles.

151 days ago
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Timmy Time    

My step mothers dead uncle makes $100per hour for prostitution online look at my website www.blowme.***

151 days ago
71.

regrock2929    

Some of the coments on here make me sick let the man rest in peace Jesus

151 days ago
72.

Rolm    

Sure they are these pigs will be snorting, sticking needles, smoking and swallowing street drugs as soon as they need the next fix.

151 days ago
73.

j    

Do you think you know, you took to big of shot ??? What u get a minute or two of holy s... I am going to die... so fn sad. How can we ever forget. how it ended...

151 days ago
74.

nick    

They never heard of Jimmy Hendrix or Janis joplin

151 days ago
75.

tony    

well i hope his friends can stay clean

151 days ago
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