Ben Affleck has been spotted at several treatment centers in the Los Angeles area in recent weeks, and Us Weekly has confirmed that the actor is seeking ongoing substance abuse treatment. Affleck first entered treatment for alcoholism in 2001.
“Ben’s main priorities have never wavered,” a source close to the actor says. “He’s focused on his family and spending time with Lindsay [Shookus]. Dealing with this disease is something he’ll have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it.”
Affleck has been forthright with fans about his battle, writing on Facebook in March, “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.”
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