BREAKING: Ben Affleck – I Have Completed Alcohol Addiction Treatment
While it’s not uncommon for celebrities to deal with addiction problems, one we certainly didn’t see coming is Ben Affleck. He took to Facebook tonight to shockingly announce that he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
“I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” he shared. “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,” he added. “This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
We give credit to Affleck for taking ownership of his issue and being brave enough to openly address it in such a public forum as Facebook. We also feel like this might partially explain part of his issues that led to the demise of his marriage, and give him extra kudos for acknowledging Jennifer Garner (AKA Jen above) for being supportive.
We wish Ben the best on his sober journey forward.