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Like It or Not, Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Be the New Poster Boy for Addiction in America

Akikur Mohammad, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Akikur Mohammad, M.D.

Brynner died from cancer. Hoffman from addiction. Both are considered diseases by all the major medical associations in the world. Yet only addiction carries a stigma and moral condemnation by a large swath of the public.

Sam Stein

Barney Frank Still Thinks Heroin Should Be Legal And Regulated | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass) hasn't changed his general philosophy toward the criminalization of certain drugs, even in the wake of...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Diaries Detail Struggle With Personal 'Demons'

Posted 02.13.2014 | Celebrity

Diaries written by Philip Seymour Hoffman were discovered by police as part of their investigation into the Oscar-winning actor's death, and reveal in...

Lunch With Hoffman

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.13.2014 | Celebrity
Matthew Ebert

I was on drugs back then: coke, booze, Xanax, anything I could get my hands on, really. It was 2002, and while Philip Seymour Hoffman's Hollywood career was skyrocketing, mine was a flameout from a jet engine careening backward down the wrong runway.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Last Sunday delivered a swinging pendulum of emotions. On one extreme was Seattle's stirring Super Bowl trouncing of Denver. In addition to what I'm told was good defense, it turns out that one of the Seahawks' not-so-secret weapons was yoga and meditation. Coach Pete Carroll had wondered what effect building an organization that "really cared about each and every individual" would have on his team's chances. Question answered. On the darker side of the ledger was Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death. He captured the public imagination both in life, where he found the full humanity of every character he played, and in his death, which crystallized the growing sense that something is very wrong in a culture rife with addiction. Indeed, from 1999 to 2012, drug overdoses skyrocketed 102 percent, and became the leading cause of injury or death. There's no easy fix, but connecting with the empathy to be found in Hoffman's on-screen legacy is a start.

Celebrities Who've Opened Up About Drug Addiction

Posted 02.06.2014 | Celebrity

Philip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death sparked a conversation about celebrities and their personal struggles with addiction. Hoffman was found dead ...

Cops Make Arrests In Connection With Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Posted 02.05.2014 | Celebrity

Police have made multiple arrests in connection with the investigation into the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. According to Lt. John Grimpel of t...

Matt Sledge

Heroin Overdose Prevention Bill Advances After Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

A bill meant to stem deaths from heroin overdoses advanced in the New York Senate Tuesday, just days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an app...

Heroin Is So Easy To Abuse, And Yet Overdoses Could So Easily Be Prevented

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Everything about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death from an apparent heroin overdose this past weekend is tragic and horrible. But unfortunately, stories ...

WATCH: All Your Questions About Heroin And Fentanyl Answered

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

With up to 50 bags of heroin found in Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, police are speculating that a deadly strain of the drug may have been involv...

Daily News' Powerful Philip Seymour Hoffman Cover

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.04.2014 | Media

After actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment Sunday, police said they uncovered massi...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Part Of An Alarming Epidemic

Agence France Presse | Jennie Matthew | Posted 04.05.2014 | Celebrity

The shocking death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a suspected drugs overdose has spotlighted a growing epidemic of heroin use acro...

Why Heroin Is So Deadly

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 02/03/2014 02:46 PM EST on LiveScience A heroin overdose seems to be what ended actor Philip Seymour...

Investigators Piece Together Hoffman's Last Days

Posted 02.04.2014 | Celebrity

The New York Medical Examiner's office will conduct an autopsy on Philip Seymour Hoffman Monday (Feb. 3), CNN reports. As additional information is ga...

FLASHBACK: Philip Seymour Hoffman Addresses Drug Use

Posted 02.02.2014 | Celebrity

Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead of an apparent drug overdose on Sunday, leading to major speculation about the Academy Award-winning actor's rel...

Philip Seymour Hoffman Reveals He Entered Detox For Drug Abuse

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.31.2013 | Celebrity

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has revealed he recently completed detox for drug abuse, including heroin use, TMZ is reporting. Hoffman reportedly t...