Ben Affleck Rehab: Actor Admits Completing Treatment For Alcohol Addiction
Ben Affleck just finished another stint for alcohol abuse. On Tuesday, the actor wrote on Facebook about his latest rehab stay. Gossip Cop is told Affleck checked into a facility right after the Oscars.
Insiders assure Gossip Cop that this was not a matter of anyone telling Affleck he needed to check into rehab. He simply felt he wanted some help. We’re also told there was “no incident” that triggered Affleck feeling he should return to a facility to deal with his alcohol issues. He went in “on his own terms,” and his statement, says an insider, was to “destigmatize” addiction, with the hope that others would take his lead if they’re having problems with alcohol.
In his post, Affleck admitted, “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.” He added, “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, [Jennifer Garner], who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do,” Affleck continued. He concluded, “This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
Recently, People reported that Affleck and Garner were “giving things another try.” But as Gossip Cop reported, nothing has changed in their relationship. As we noted, the two remain committed to co-parenting their three children and, to that end, Affleck decided to check into rehab to deal with his alcohol issues. Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for Affleck for more information.