With all his money, what chance do our kids have if this guy can’t save himself. Addictiveness illness is slowly being recognized as the disease that it is; a serious condition that will kill if not treated. Philip Seymour Hoffman is among many celebrities that overdosed. It often starts with abuse of opiate medication. 3 million suffering opiate addicts in the U.S is the factual result. We know it wouldn’t be said to a cancer patient, but parents of young addicts, driven to the brink of madness are often told to let the addict go into a world that embodies a deep denial of humanity. For most addicts, that conclusion is stigma, jail and homelessness. I respect Mr. Hoffman’s accomplishments. Now the light his death sheds on this scourge may contribute to saving the lives of our own children who are shrouded in the stench of opiate addition. Please see Philip Seymour Hoffman, Actor of Depth, Dies at 46 – NYTimes.com.