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Ben Affleck says he's completed rehab for alcohol addiction


Ben Affleck reveals in a frank and candid social media post that he's been through treatment for alcohol addiction and continues taking steps towards recovery.

In the post he thanked his wife Jennifer Garner, referring to her as his "co-parent." The two reportedly were divorcing but the official paperwork's apparently been on hold. See his full statement below.

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Photos of Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah filming in downtown Atlanta

Both have filmed numerous movie projects in Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia. His works filmed here include "The Accountant" and "Live By Night." She's filmed "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" and "Miracles from Heaven" here and next appears in "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda," based on the young adult novel by Becky Albertalli. It's filming in Atlanta now.

Here's Ben's full statement:

"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, Jen, 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."

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