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Ben Affleck Reveals Treatment for Alcohol Addiction: This Was ‘First Step’

Ben Affleck Reveals Alcoholism
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Ben Affleck‘s latest mission as Batman? Saving himself — the actor revealed in a new Facebook post last night (March 14) that he’s undergone treatment for alcohol addiction but is on the road to recovery.

Affleck, who’s in the thick of a back-and-forth separation from Jennifer Garner, explained that alcoholism is something he’s had to face perpetually, but says he’s managed to find the necessary support to move past the condition.

“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” 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. 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.”

Affleck’s followers responded positively to the sentiment and praised the actor for his honesty.

“Continue to fight the good fight, and it’s a fight you’ll never be in alone. You have the backing of your amazing family, and the many fans who support and cheer you on,” one fan noted, while another wrote “Something a real life Batman would say. Ben, you have worked yourself to the bone this past year. Glad you have completed the road to a more healthy life.”

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