For many years it has been reported that Ben Affleck has suffered from addiction issues. In 2001 he spend time at a rehab center in Malibu due to drinking and allegedly other drugs, but since then things had been quiet. He opened up about living his life sober and being a father to his children, things like that.
According to reports Ben’s drinking had started back up again this past year and it put even more of a strain between Ben and Jennifer Garner’s relationship. They have since announced that they are going to try again with their marriage, but it did a number on them.
Yesterday Ben wrote a post on his official Facebook page announcing that he completed another rehab stay where he went just after the Oscars to focus on his health and addiction issues.
I know that there are people out there who are rolling their eyes at this post. Simply because Ben is a celebrity and all of that stuff. Everyone hates celebrities right now in case you forgot.
Personally, I think that this is a big step. Talking about addiction is never easy, admitting you are powerless over something is probably one of the hardest things in the world. He didn’t have to share his story but he did and maybe just by this one post, someone can feel as though they aren’t alone in their addiction and get help.
Good for you Ben for coming out and talking about this. I hope that you continue to find happiness that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle.