USA TODAY - Philip Seymour Hoffman has just finished a 10-day stint in a rehab program for a drug problem that included snorting heroin.
TMZ is reporting that the actor, 45, struggled with substance abuse in the past, but had been clean for 23 years. More than a year ago, Hoffman, who won an Oscar in 2006 for his work in Capote, fell off the wagon.
He tells TMZ it started slowly, with prescription pills. But it grew until Hoffman was snorting heroin. After a week or so of that, says the site, Hoffman checked himself into a detox facility on the East Coast. He checked out last Friday (May 24) after 10 days.
The only quote in the story comes from Hoffman crediting "a great group of friends and family" for helping him seek the treatment he needed to get better.
The actor, who has three children - Cooper, 10; Tallulah 6, and Willa, 4 - with costume designer Mimi O'Donnell, will next be seen in November's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.