Philip Seymour Hoffman's Heroin Detox Ends Today

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By Justin Sarachik , Christian Post Reporter
May 31, 2013|3:10 pm

Renowned actor Philip Seymour Hoffman ended his 10-day detox program for heroin and other substance abuse today.

The actor left the facility sober a week ago after a 10 day stay, and will now be returning to Europe to complete his new movie, "God's Pocket," TMZ reported.

Hoffman struggled with substance addiction in the early 1990s before he was a star. Since that time he went 23-years without any hitches until about a year ago, when he started taken prescription pills and heroin.

The 45-year-old only dabbled with heroin for a week, realizing his problem had spiraled too far out of control, according to reports.

He does credit his family for helping through the ordeal, with a source telling E! Online that "he recognized it and took care of it. He's doing well and back to work."

Hoffman previously spoke about his addictions publicly.

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"It was pretty bad, you know what I mean. And I know, deep down, I still look at the idea of drinking with the same ferocity that I did back then. It's still pretty tangible," he told The Guardian U.K.

"I was young, I drank too much, you know, so I stopped. It's not really complicated. I had no interest in drinking in moderation. And I still don't. Just because all that time's passed doesn't mean maybe it was just a phase. That's who I am," he added.

Hoffman's next movie appearance will be in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," this fall.

His big break came in '97's "Boogie Nights" with Mark Wahlberg.

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for 2005's "Capote," and has been nominated for other films as well.

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