Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death ‘epitomizes’ tragedy of drug addiction: doctor

The apparent cause of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death–heroin overdose–shows how devastating addiction can be, said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Hoffman’s country. “Here you have an extraordinarily talented actor who had the resources, who had been in treatment, who obviously realized the problem of drugs and had been able to stay clean,” she said. Read more of CTV News’s coverage at the link below.

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