As Hollywood mourns the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died Sunday of an apparent drug overdose, more actors are coming forward to discuss their own addiction issues in hopes that it will help others.
The Hills alum Jason Wahler opened up about his issues with drugs and alcohol in an essay on Huffington Post. "A few years ago, I would host parties at my house in L.A. where there would be 50-100 people raging out of control," Wahler, 27, wrote. "While everyone thought I was enjoying the party as much as they were, little did they know I was secretly going into the master bathroom and snorting as much coke and drinking as much alcohol as I could. When I was done, I would grab a beer and get back into the party as if nothing happened."
When Wahler heard the news of Hoffman's death, it made him recall his former addiction, which he had publicly addressed in the past after appearing on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. "I immediately began seeing comments all over the Internet about Hoffman's reported overdose — remarks to the effect of 'it's his own fault,'" he wrote. "I truly believe that addiction is preventable, but I also know that it can get so complex that addicts won't go get help, but instead cry out for it."