Date: 16th March 2017
Ben Affleck has said he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
In a Facebook post, the Batman and Argo actor admitted that alcoholism was "something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront".
He said the latest course of treatment was "the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery".
His battles with drink problems stretch back more than 15 years, with his first reported stint in an alcohol treatment clinic taking place in 2001.
In his new statement, he wrote: "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."
Source: Press Release