Ben Affleck Writes of Latest Rehab Stint on Facebook

He opens up about treatment for alcohol abuse
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2017 1:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – "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," Ben Affleck writes in a Facebook post disclosing a recent stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. Affleck, who also went to rehab in 2001 for alcohol abuse, says the issue is one that he has "dealt with in the past and will continue to confront," Mashable reports.

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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," Affleck writes. "This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery." Affleck has three children with Jennifer Garner, whom he separated from in 2015, Variety notes. Sources tell TMZ that rumors the couple plan to call off their divorce are not true. (Read more Ben Affleck stories.)

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