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Ben Affleck announces he was in rehab

In a short post on Facebook, Ben Affleck announced Tuesday that he has "completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront." Affleck, 44, previously went through rehab in 2001, before marrying estranged wife Jennifer Garner. He thanked his "co-parent" Garner for having "supported me and cared for our kids" as he took "the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery," and said he had been motivated to seek help so he could "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."