Ben Affleck: 'I Am Fighting for Myself and My Family'

He thanks fans after 40-day rehab stay
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2018 12:37 AM CDT
Ben Affleck, a cast member in "Justice League," poses at the premiere of the film at the Dolby Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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(Newser) – Ben Affleck says he has completed a 40-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction and is now in outpatient care—but because battling addiction is a lifelong struggle, "one is never really in or out of treatment." "I am fighting for myself and my family," the actor says in an Instagram post, thanking family, colleagues, and fans, especially those who have reached out with their own stories of addiction. Affleck checked himself into rehab in August for his second stint in two years after estranged wife Jennifer Garner staged an intervention, reports Page Six. Garner, who has three children with Affleck, has now filed papers that will speed up the divorce process, E! Online reports.

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