Ben Affleck Completes 40-Day Rehab Stint, Releases Statement

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Since returning to rehab for alcohol addiction on August 22nd—where he was driven by soon-to-be ex-wife Jennifer Garner—Affleck has stayed silent on his progress. That changed Thursday afternoon when the actor posted a note on Instagram informing the public that he has “completed a forty-day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addition” and remains “in outpatient care.” He writes:

“Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you. Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn’t think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I’ve had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”


He seems to be doing really well! And in other Affleck news: he’s buff as hell now.

It's facetious. Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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