Philip Seymour Hoffman admits heroin abuse

Updated: Jun 01, 2013, 10:58 AM IST

New York: Philip Seymour Hoffman has admitted that he spent ten days at an undisclosed East Coast detox facility earlier this month after he began taking heroin.

The 45-year-old actor, who in the past has struggled with drug abuse, kicked the habit 23 years back but again fell victim to it a year ago.

The Academy Award winner told that the habit started slowly with prescription pills but escalated to snorting heroin in recent times, asserting that the heroin use lasted about a week before he realized the need of help, so he got himself admitted to a detox facility on the East Coast.

Hoffman said that he was at the facility for 10 days and checked out last Friday.

He credited his great group of pals and family for helping him seek the treatment for his addiction.