Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Death Saved 10 Lives

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Acclaimed television and film screenwriter Aaron Sorkin says that Philip Seymour Hoffman's shocking death from heroin abuse probably saved lives.

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    Anyone who believes that addiction is not a disease is either ignorant or heartless. As a recovering addict, I know first-hand the devastation this illness has on the life of the user and their loved ones. So why did I become an addict? Well, let's just say it's as much a mystery to me that at the age of 16, when I first started drinking, I immediately drank to the point of "blackouts." I also quickly got hooked on pot, coke and later in my 40's, painkillers. I never wanted drugs and alcohol to run my life. Getting high was supposed to be fun, not something that would take over my existence. All I can say is from the very first moment I sought a chemical escape, it was like a light turned on in my brain. And no matter how many times I tried to put a dimmer on that light, I was never able to control it. Fortunately, I realized the only way to save myself was to turn that light off for good! No one, whether he or she is a world- renowned celebrity or a street junkie, wants to die from an overdose, but once you get on that roller-coaster ride you always run the risk of destroying yourself. It's not about being a "bad" person or being weak-willed. It's about being sick and not getting the help you need in order to survive. Some of us live to tell the tale, and some of us don't. RIP PSH!

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    Amy Winehouse DID NOT die of drugs overdose. She died of an alcohol poisoning. Please check your information and correct it.




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