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Ben Affleck recently sought alcohol addiction treatment

Ben Affleck said Tuesday night on Facebook that he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

Affleck, who underwent treatment in 2001, thanked Jennifer Garner and his children for their support

In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Ben Affleck arrives at the world premiere of TThe Accountant at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Ben Affleck says he has recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

The actor and director said in a Facebook post Tuesday that it's the first of many steps toward a positive recovery.

He added that he wants to be the best father he can and show his kids there's no shame in getting help. He also thanked Jennifer Garner for supporting him and caring for their three kids.

Garner and Affleck have been separated since announcing their plans to divorce in 2015.

Affleck previously entered rehab for alcohol addiction in 2001.

Recently, he has stepped away from directing The Batman after almost a year in the job. He'll still star in the film as the titular crusader.

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