Philip Seymour Hoffman was all smiles at the 2013 Envision Awards in NYC yesterday … the first major event the actor”s attended since leaving detox for narcotic abuse 3 weeks ago.
Hoffman was clutching a bottle as he walked the red carpet … but fear not, it was just some sparkling water.
We broke the story … Hoffman entered a detox facility on the East Coast for a 10-day stint back in May … in an effort to curb a drug problem that was spiraling out of control.
The 45-year-old Oscar winner had struggled with substance abuse in his early 20s — but kicked the habit for 23 years — only to fall off the wagon more than a year ago. PSH told our sources the problems started with pills and escalated to snorting heroin.
Hoffman got treatment to nip the problem in the bud — and went back to work on a movie a couple of weeks ago.
FYI — Hoffman attended the event to honor Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, Co-Presidents and Co-Founders of Sony Pictures Classics (pictured above).