Ben Affleck Recovery: Batman Star Confirms Completion of Rehab Stint for Alcohol Addiction in a Sincere Facebook Post

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Mar 16, 2017 11:10 AM EDT

Ben Affleck, the star of the upcoming Batman movie, has revealed that he has successfully completed the first step of his rehabilitation stint as a treatment to cure his alcohol addiction. On his Facebook post, he wrote, "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront."

The 44-year old Hollywood star, Ben Affleck, also said that the alcohol addiction has been an ongoing battle for him and shared to people that getting help is never a shame, saying "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." The newest actor to play the Batman role continued in his Facebook post, highlighting that he wants to live life to the fullest and be the best kind of father he can be.

It was in 2001, nearly 16 years ago, when Ben Affleck initially entered the rehabilitation program for his alcohol addiction when he spoke about this experience in an interview back in 2009. The Batman actor, who recently dropped the directing role for the movie, divulged on that chat with the Hollywood Reporter that drinking was his way to try to grasp an idea of who he wanted to be.

Despite his long time suffering from alcohol addiction, it turned out that Ben Affleck has such a stern conviction to address his issues with sobriety. Going back to that very candid Facebook post of the Batman and Oscar-winning actor, he proudly shared to people that it "was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery."

Ben Affleck admitted that the rehabilitation cannot be completed without his family and friends that is why his Facebook message regarding his quest to end alcohol addiction also paid tribute to his loved ones. The standalone Batman movie lead role professed that he is lucky to have his family and friends including his ex-partner and now co-parent Jennifer Garner who has been behind him and took care of their kids while the actor was doing the work he was set out to do.

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