By Jeannie Colter
The Huffington Post reports that actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman recently spent time in a drug abuse rehab facility to get help moving away from addiction to substances including heroin. Hoffman is said to have told the media that he had a dependence on prescription drugs that later lead to him using heroin, with the Huffington Post observing, “He reportedly only used heroin for about a week before he realized he needed to seek help.”
Hoffman star of movies such as The Master, Capote, Cold Mountain, and Moneyball, is reported to have had issues with drug abuse in his twenties and had remained sober for more than twenty years when he succumbed to addiction again. In his twenties, he said he did a lot of partying after graduating from the drama school at New York University but concern for his life lead him to seek help at that time. And, “He also said he was thankful he got sober before he got famous.”
Addiction recovery is continual process and some people find that they are challenged immediate after they leave drug abuse rehab. Others may find that they are fine after completing a rehab program, and, like Hoffman, spend many years successfully avoiding the temptation of substance abuse. In Hoffman’s case, it is very admirable that he “reportedly only used heroin for about a week before he realized he needed to seek help.
At Transitions Recovery, we know that intensive addiction treatment is just the beginning. This is why we offer lifetime continuing care at our drug and alcohol addiction treatment center in North Miami Beach, Florida. All patients at Transitions Recovery drug treatment center have access to lifetime support in their continuing addiction recovery and relapse prevention and they should not feel ashamed if they need to call on us after finishing a program.
We know it is not easy to take the initial step to enroll in drug abuse rehab and that it can be disappointing to suffer a relapse. Our ongoing support provides the long-term drug treatment that can help ensure you stay sober and realize the benefits of a full life without drugs and alcohol.