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Philip Seymour Hoffman, death from addiction,Dr. Dalal Akoury

Celebrity Addiction and Death: There is a Better Way from Dr. Dalal Akoury

Another celebrity made the headlines because his death from a lethal drug overdose. 46-year-old Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his Manhattan apartment allegedly with a needle full of heroin in his arm. This is devastating news and another in a long line of celebrities dying from a curable disease, addiction. Why are we losing some of our best to addiction? The root causes vary when examining why a person chooses to use an addictive substance, whether illegal drugs, alcohol, or prescription drugs which are readily available. It’s reported that Philip Seymour Hoffman completed a10-day substance abuse program for heroin sometime last year, an addiction he explains that he had as a young man, but had been clean for over 20 years. Although we don’t know what type of addiction program he used, he returned to using drugs which led to his untimely death. Addiction does not need to lead to death Dalal Akoury, MD of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center proposes a fresh approach that address the failure of the current models …