Philip Seymour Hoffman Entered Detox Program for Heroin

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Philip Seymour Hoffman recently finished detoxing for a narcotics problem after falling off the wagon more than a year ago, TMZ reports.

The Oscar winner, who had been sober for 23 years, told the website he began abusing prescription pills, but after snorting heroin for a week he sought help. Hoffman stayed in the detox facility for 10 days before checking out last Friday.

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The actor thanked his "great group of friends and family" for helping him to realize he needed treatment and is already back to work on another film.

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