Hollywood actor and director, Ben Affleck , via his Facebook page revealed he just successfully completed a stint in rehab for alcoholism.
The actor, also revealed he had been dealing with the addiction for years.
He thanked his family and friends for their support
I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront, Ben wrote in his statement. “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.”
Affleck, who had a well publicized relationship with singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez, thanks his now estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, for her love and support as well. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were married fr 10-years before splitting in 2015
“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.
This won’t be the first time, Affleck, would be going to rehab for alcoholism, im 2001, he also went and talked about his family’s struggle with alcohol in an interview in 2012.
“[My father] was an alcoholic… I did know that as a child. He drank a lot. My father was a — what did they call him — a real alcoholic,” he told Barbara Walters in 2012. “He, you know, drank all day, drank every day, and to his credit, he got sober ultimately. He’s been sober for several decades, which I think is pretty impressive.”
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