US actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Ex-heroin user: addiction never goes away

Tributes have been paid to Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died aged 46 from an apparent drugs overdose.

The actor had given up drugs for 23 years before reportedly turning to heroin in 2013. So what makes people relapse after years of being clean?

Recovering heroin addict Dominic Ruffey, 40, claims addiction "doesn't go away."

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "Your issues are not the drink or the drugs - it's managing life and that doesn't change."

  • 03 Feb 2014
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