Philip Seymour Hoffman Departs Detox Center, Admits to Heroin Use

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After entering in silence, Philip Seymour Hoffman recently checked out of a treatment facility and admitted that he spent about a year battling a major drug problem.

The Oscar winner tells TMZ he fell of the wagon with prescription pills and eventually started doing heroin.

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But the star - who battled substance abuse in the past, yet had been clean for over two decades - recognized the escalating issue and checked himself into a detox center on the East Coast.

He was there for 10 days, left on Friday and is already back to working on a film in Europe

Hoffman credits "a great group of friends and family" for helping him seek assistance and will next be seen in Catching Fire. We wish him the best of luck wit his recovery.