We hope actor and father-of-three Ben Affleck receives the help and support he needs. According to a new report, the Gone Girl star was spotted at a rehab facility — and continues to seek treatment for his personal issues with drugs and alcohol.
“Ben’s main priorities have never wavered. He’s focused on his family and spending time with [his girlfriend] Lindsay [Shookus]. Dealing with this disease is something he’ll have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it,” an insider reveals to Us Weekly.
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The Argo star confirmed in March via Facebook that he completed a rehab stint, then sources exclusively revealed to In Touch back in October that he was being encouraged to try and get help again as his “drinking has gotten worse.” An insider shared, “When he does [get help], he takes the treatment very seriously and listens to all of the staff’s advice. This is a disease and he wants nothing more than to be present for his family and his girlfriend.”
Ben released a statement after completing his initial 2017 stint, which read, “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. 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, [Jennifer Garner], who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
Unfortunately, the actor was spotted drinking with his new Saturday Night Live producer love during a recent night out. We hope he can overcome his demons for the sake of his loved ones.