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- Ben Affleck said he’s left rehab for alcohol addiction and is now in outpatient care.
- In an Instagram post, the actor encouraged people who need help with addiction to seek it.
Ben Affleck has broken his silence about his time in rehab for alcohol addiction.
The “Justice League” actor said in an Instagram post that he just finished a 40-day stint at a treatment center, and remains in outpatient care.
“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle,” the actor wrote. “Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment.”
Affleck’s estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, reportedly encouraged Affleck to seek help for his addiction this summer. The two have yet to finalize their divorce since separating in 2015.
In his post, Affleck thanked the people around him for their support.
“The support I have received from my family, colleagues, and fans means more to me than I can say,” he wrote. “It’s given me the strength to support and speak about my illness with others.”
Affleck implored those who need help to seek it, and said he wants to be seen as an example to those who are struggling.
“It helps to know I am not alone,” he said. “As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”