“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.”
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Affleck previously issued a statement about his addiction when he completed a program in 2017. At the time, he said it was "something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront."
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"With acceptance and humility, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me," Affleck said in his Thursday statement. "I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling."