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According to a new report from TMZ, Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has checked himself out of a rehab clinic after spending 10 days being treated for substance abuse — including the use of heroin.
Thanks to what he described as "a great group of friends and family," Hoffman is apparently now clean and sober.
The troubles for Hoffman reportedly began last year when the star became addicted to prescription pills. Things quickly escalated to the point where Hoffman found himself snorting heroin. That was a wake-up call for Hoffman, who quickly checked himself into a detox program to ensure things didn't balloon out of control.
Hoffman has been open in the past about his struggles with substance abuse. In a 2006 interview with CBS' "60 Minutes," Hoffman revealed that he fell into addiction soon after graduating from the New York University drama program.
"It was anything I could get my hands on," Hoffman said, according to the Associated Press. "I liked it all."
"I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old. You get panicked ... and I got panicked for my life," Hoffman said. "I have so much empathy for these young actors that are 19 and all of a sudden they're beautiful and famous and rich," he says. "I'm like, 'Oh my God, I'd be dead.'"
Thankfully, Hoffman has once again made certain that things never reached that point. According to People, Hoffman had been sober for 23 years before his recent stumble.