Ben Affleck Recently Completed A Stint In Rehab

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Ben Affleck recently completed a stint in rehab for alcohol addiction.

The 44-year-old actor, who separated from his wife Jennifer Garner in the summer 2015, revealed the news to his fans in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday.

“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.”

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“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 isn’t the first time Affleck has been in a rehabilitation facility. He also went in 2001, which he blamed on too much partying.

“I went to rehab for being 29 and partying too much and not having a lot of boundaries and to clear my head and try to get some idea of who I wanted to be,” Affleck said during an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in 2012. “It was more a ‘let me get myself straight,’ before it became a rite of passage.”

(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

(Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Affleck and Garner have three children together. Though they are separated, their divorce is still not finalized.

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