Ben Affleck reveals fresh battle with alcohol addiction

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The father of three, who is now co-parenting with his estranged wife, Jennifer Garner, wrote that he made a decision to seek help in order to live a full, happy life with his family.

Surprising news from Ben Affleck today, as the actor and two-time Oscar victor announced that he's completed rehab after quietly entering a treatment facility two weeks ago.

According to a source, Affleck's alcohol addiction treatment didn't affect his involvement in The Batman, and he's still working on the script for the planned sequel with D.C.'s chief creative officer Geoff Johns.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in 2012, he previously said, that he went to rehab at the age 29 because he was partying too much and he does not have limits in drinking alcohol.

The Live By Night star revealed he has completed his latest treatment on Tuesday in a post on his Facebook page, confessing his battle with the booze is something he has "dealt with in the past" and will "continue to confront".

Affleck continued that he wants to "live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be". He didn't have to do that, but he is showing his fans, his wife, his kids, his friends, and even his critics that he is strong enough to know when he needs to get help, and to be of help to others who need support.

Last month, Affleck presented the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay to "Manchester by the Sea's" Kenneth Lonergan.

The double Oscar-winner recently pulled out of directing the upcoming standalone Batman film, but will still produce and star in the movie.

Describing Garner as his "co-parent", Affleck said she had supported him and cared for their children - Violet (11), Seraphina (eight) and Samuel (five) - "as I've done the work I set out to do". "It has become clear that I can not do both jobs to the level they require", Affleck said in a statement at that time.

As well as starring in blockbusters such as Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Daredevil, Affleck has also directed several films.

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