Philip Seymour Hoffman - Philip Seymour Hoffman seeks rehab for heroin abuse

Philip Seymour Hoffman recently entered rehab for heroin abuse.

The Oscar-winning 'Capote' actor - who has battled substance abuse in the past - admitted he recently fell off the wagon after 23 years of staying clean and spent 10 days in a detox facility earlier this month after he began taking heroin.

The 45-year-old star told website TMZ his problems began more than a year ago when he started abusing prescription pills, which recently escalated to snorting the illegal substance, before he realised he needed help.

Philip says his heroin use only lasted one week before he checked into a clinic and he completed a 10 day rehabilitation stint last Friday (24.05.13).

The 'Moneyball' star has credited his ''great group of friends and family'' for helping him through the ordeal and he is already back at work filming his next movie in Europe.

The critically acclaimed star - who can next be seen in sequel 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' with Jennifer Lawrence - has previously opened up about his troubled past, suggesting his dependency on drugs and alcohol wasn't ''just a phase''.

He said: ''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.

''I was young, I drank too much, you know, so I stopped. You know what I mean, 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.''


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