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Philip Seymour Hoffman out of 10-day drug detox following weeklong abuse

The pressures of success must have mounted.

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The pressures of success must have mounted.

If you want to know how a professional actor deals with a substance abuse problem, consider Philip Seymour Hoffman. He went to detox and is already out and back to work, and you were none the wiser. Pay attention, Lindsay Lohan.

The actor apparently relapsed on 23 years of sobriety last year, taking up prescription pills and heroin, but realized he was in a bad way after a week and checked into a facility for a 10-day stay, he told TMZ. He checked back out last Friday.

Hoffman says "a great group of friends and family" pushed him to get help, and he's already back in Europe working on a picture. With any luck, it'll be another 23 years before the Oscar winner has any more problems.

[Last modified: Friday, May 31, 2013 3:30pm]


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