The interview, which was conducted by Steve Croft in 2006, will be re-edited to include unaired material, including Hoffman further discussing the rehab stint he underwent as a young man.
In the interview, Hoffman candidly discussed his struggles with substance abuse, admitting, “it was anything I could get my hands on … I liked it all.”
He also credited the early rehab stint with saving his life.
“I went [to rehab], I got sober when I was 22 years old,” the actor told Croft. “You get panicked…and I got panicked for my life,” says Hoffman. “It really was just that.”
Hoffman, who briefly sought treatment once again last year, was found dead in his New York apartment of a suspected drug overdose on Sunday. While the medical examiner has declared that the results of the actor’s autopsy were inconclusive, 50 packets of heroin were reportedly found in Hoffman’s apartment.