Ben Affleck says he has completed treatment for alcohol addiction

Actor Ben Affleck said his treatment was the "first of many steps" toward his recovery and specifically thanked his "co-parent", his wife Jennifer Garner, whom he separated from in 2015.
Actor Ben Affleck said his treatment was the "first of many steps" toward his recovery and specifically thanked his "co-parent", his wife Jennifer Garner, whom he separated from in 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actor Ben Affleck said on Tuesday (March 14) that he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction and wanted to "be the best father I can be".

Affleck, 44, said on his Facebook page that his treatment was the "first of many steps" toward his recovery and specifically thanked his "co-parent", his wife Jennifer Garner, whom he separated from in 2015. "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront," he wrote. "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," he added.

Hollywood A-list couple Affleck and Garner, who have three children together, announced plans to divorce in July 2015 after 10 years of marriage. In March this year, they were said to have called off the divorce.

Affleck, who has won two Oscars for writing and producing, will next be seen reprising the titular role in the superhero movie The Batman.