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Tom Sizemore honest about long-lasting drug battle

Friday - 6/14/2013, 12:34pm  ET

This April 18, 2013 photo shows actor Tom Sizemore in New York. With acclaimed performances in movies like “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Black Hawk Down” Sizemore faded into oblivion, trading his work in front of the camera for the haze of heroin and crystal meth. Sizemore's memoir, "By Some Miracle I Made it Out of There," is a no-holds barred portrayal of the actor's struggle. (AP Photo/John Carucci)

JOHN CARUCCI
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The road to recovery has been long and harrowing for Tom Sizemore, but now the actor feels he's finally back on track. He's got a slew of movies coming out, had a recurring role on "Hawaii Five-0" and has released a new memoir.

Still, he feels the residual effects of his downward spiral from years of substance dependency. His bouts with a laundry list of drugs devastated his movie career, left him homeless, sent him to jail and even led to a failed suicide attempt.

The prolonged abuse and subsequent rehab stints left a trail of disappointment and heartache.

With acclaimed performances in movies like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Black Hawk Down," Sizemore faded into oblivion, trading his work in front of the camera for the haze of heroin and crystal meth.

Recently, the 51-year old actor talked about getting his life back on track and what it took to write his memoir, "By Some Miracle I Made It Out of There." It's a no-holds barred portrayal of the actor's struggle.

While apprehensive at times,
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