Ben Affleck Continues Seeking Treatment for Alcoholism after Rehab
Earlier this year, actor Ben Affleck announced on Facebook that he had sought treatment for alcoholism.
“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” reads his Facebook post from March. “I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” he continued. “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.”
Affleck shares three children with Jennifer Garner; while the two filed for divorce in April, they have remained supportive of each other.
“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,” Affleck continued. “This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
Affleck reportedly relapsed this summer, as he was spotted in a liquor store buying several bottles of alcohol. On Wednesday, however, he was seen in an outpatient treatment center in Los Angeles. According to US Weekly, “Ben looked so happy” and “was in such a good mood and looked refreshed” as he entered the treatment center.
Affleck’s words from March remain true: there is no shame in getting help as an addict, even—and especially—after a relapse.
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