MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death sent a shock wave through social media Sunday — and re-opened the dialogue of drug abuse and addiction.
Carol Falkowski is a drug and substance abuse professional in the Twin Cities.
She believes Hoffman’s death can serve to show people how addiction can affect people from all walks of life.
“People have stereotypes about who are drug users and who are not drug users,” she said. “This underscores the fact that it can be anyone, no matter how accomplished they are in their field drug abuse and addiction hits across a broad spectrum in the population.”