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Philip Seymour Hoffman Cured Of Heroin-Snorting In Just 10 Days

Philip Seymour Hoffman at the 2010 Toronto Film Fest (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
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Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is admitting he had a heckuva drug problem, one that involved snorting heroin.

The Capote star tells TMZ (because who else do you discuss your addiction problems with?) that he quietly went into a detox program on the East Coast. It seems that 10 days of rehab is all it takes to cure a heroin-sniffing problem. Who knew?

Hoffman told TMZ that he'd been clean for 23 years but fell off the wagon over a year ago. He started up again with prescription pills but "recently escalated to snorting heroin."

He says the smack-sniffing only lasted about a week before he realized he needed help, so he checked himself into an unnamed facility back east.

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He tells TMZ he checked out last Friday and is already back to work on a movie set in Europe.

He thanks "a great group of friends and family" for helping him seek treatment.

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