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Ben Affleck shares his struggle with alcohol addiction on Facebook

Ben Affleck arrives for the world premiere of Warner Bros. "Live By Night," January 9, 2017, Hollywood. Robyn Beck | AFP Photo

Actor Ben Affleck arrives for the world premiere of Warner Bros. "Live By Night," January 9, 2017 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Caryn Rivadeneira - published on 03/15/17

In his first of many steps toward sobriety, the 44-year-old father and actor posted that he's completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

In the past week, glimmers of hope began to emerge for those rooting for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner rekindling their marriage. First were reports that Garner had called off the divorce, and then today, Affleck posted an update on Facebook that sheds light on some of his past questionable behavior—and offers even more hope along with a beautiful picture of what even the most imperfect parents (and aren’t we all!) can model for their children.

Every parent messes up. Every parent makes mistakes. And like Ben, every parent, has the opportunity to seek help—without shame. It’s a thrill to hear that he’s completed his first steps. Now, to wishing Ben many more wonderful steps—and hoping he, along with Jennifer and their kids, find the peace and continued support we all need.

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