Oscar Winner Treated for Heroin Abuse

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Philip Seymour Hoffman (Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classic/MGN Online)

Philip Seymour Hoffman was recently treated for drug abuse, TMZ reports.

The Oscar winner just completed a 10-day stint in a detox center.

According to TMZ, Hoffman had been drug-free for 23 years, but relapsed more than a year ago.

The problem apparently started with prescription pills, then escalated into snorting heroin.

Hoffman — who won an Academy Award in 2006 for Capote — tells TMZ that the heroin use only lasted for about a week, and that he quickly realized he needed help.

The actor is reportedly back on the set of his new movie set in Europe.

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