'Getting help is a sign of courage': Ben Affleck opens up about rehab, thanks fans for supporting him
After spending almost 40 days in the rehab, Ben Affleck has returned a lot healthier, and will probably take things up from where he had left them
Ben Affleck has finally broken his silence on his rehab stint and opened up as never before. The 'Argo' actor took to Instagram to thank his family, fans and followers for the immense support that he has received from them.
After being taken to in-patient treatment by his former wife Jennifer Garner, whose show 'Camping' is set to release on October 14, the actor had shown tremendous development of his health in just 30 days.
On Thursday, the 'Batman v/s Superman' star posted on Instagram about the lifelong struggle which could result out of any kind of addiction.
The actor wrote, "This week I completed a forty day stay at a treatment centre for alcohol addiction and remain in outpatient care. 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."
He then opened up about how, once a person is addicted, he/she can never fully recover from it. He wrote, "Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment. I am fighting for myself and my family. So many people have reached out on social media and spoken about their own journeys with addiction. To those people, I want to say thank you."
He also stated that he finds his strength in all those who have supported him through his struggles. He wrote, "Your strength is inspiring and is supporting me in ways I didn't think was possible. It helps to know I am not alone. As I've had to remind myself, if you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure."
The 'Goodwill Hunting' actor concluded by saying, "With acceptance and humanity, I continue to avail myself with the help of so many people and I am grateful to all those who are there for me. I hope down the road I can offer an example to others who are struggling."
Just a few days back, the actor was spotted in a much healthier form as the father-of-three was occasionally allowed to return home for daily workouts at his Pacific Palisades mansion accompanied by a coach and therapist.