“This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment center for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care,” Affleck wrote. “The support I have received from my family, colleagues and fans means more to me than I can say. It’s given me the strength and support to speak about my illness with others.”
Affleck said that although he completed his 40-day stay, he doesn’t consider himself “out of treatment” because addiction is a “lifelong battle.”
Affleck also said that he was inspired by people reaching out to him to share their own struggles with addiction.
“It helps to know I am not alone,” Affleck wrote. “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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