Philip Seymour Hoffman Treated for Substance Abuse


GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Philip Seymour Hoffman reportedly sought treatment for substance abuse at a detox facility recently.

A rep for the Oscar-winning actor confirms to ABC News that after 23 years of being sober, he fell off the wagon last year and began abusing prescription pain pills. 

The actor says when it escalated to snorting heroin, he quickly realized he needed help and entered a detox facility. 

Hoffman tells the website he checked out of rehab last Friday after a 10-day stint, and is already filming another movie. 

The actor credits “a great group of friends and family” for helping him get the treatment he needed.

Hoffman won an Academy Award for his lead role in the 2006 film Capote.  His other screen credits include The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War.

Hoffman will be seen next in the upcoming Hunger Games sequel.

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