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Ben Affleck has revealed he completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

The actor said in a Facebook post that alcoholism was “something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront”.

Ben Affleck said the latest course of treatment was “the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery”.

The 44-year-old’s battles with drink problems stretch back more than 15 years, with his first reported stint in an alcohol treatment clinic taking place in 2001.

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In his new statement, Ben Affleck wrote: “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.

“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.”

Ben Affleck praised wife Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children. The pair announced their separation in 2015 but recent reports have suggested they “are giving things another try”.

The double Oscar-winner said: “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.”

He recently pulled out of directing the upcoming standalone Batman, but will still produce and star in the movie.

Ben Affleck is also expected to direct and star in Witness for the Prosecution, based on the Agatha Christie story.


Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have confirmed their split following months of media speculation.

The couple celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on June 29.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner said in a joint statement: “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce 2015

“We go forward with love and friendship for one another and a commitment to co-parenting our children whose privacy we ask to be respected during this difficult time. This will be our only comment on this private, family matter. Thank you for understanding.”

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have three children: Violet, 9, Seraphina, 6, and Samuel, 3.

Over the years, the couple dealt with rumors about the state of their marriage, but they were always able to work their issues out.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner will file for divorce, however, it will reportedly not be done immediately until custody and property issues are resolved.