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Ben Affleck Opens Up About Another Rehab Visit For Alcohol Addiction

  • Posted by beth on March 15, 2017

Ben Affleck has revealed he’s just finished treatment for alcohol abuse, completing another stint in rehab for his ongoing addiction.

The Good Will Hunting star took to Facebook yesterday to open up about his recent therapy.

In a touching post, he revealed his reasons for returning to rehab, saying,

I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.

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The 44-year old actor turned director went on to talk about just how much his three children mean to him.

I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it, and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid to take the first step. I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.

The star’s battle with drink began over 15 years ago when he first checked into rehab in 2001.

He’s came a long way since, but it seems he still has to get professional help to battle his demons – something that he is now a lot more open about.

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Despite Affleck and Garner splitting up in 2015 after ten years of marriage, the former couple have now decided to co-parent their kids – Violet, aged 11, Seraphina, 8, Samuel, 5 – and Jen has been a massive support to the actor.

Recent weeks have brought about new rumours for the ex-lovers, with reports suggesting they could be reconciling their relationship.

As of yet, neither party have confirmed any truth behind the speculation but it does seem that the co-parenting set up is working well for the family.

A source previously told US Weekly,

There is a lot of love and support there. They have worked out a way to have their family that works for them.

The Oscar-winning film star recently resigned from directing the upcoming Batman film as he wanted to give his all to his on-screen role in the 2018 movie.