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!


    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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