Hollywood star, Ben Affleck has announced that he has undergone treatment for alcoholism.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Affleck said the treatment was the first of many steps taken for recovery.
He wrote, “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
“This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”
He also stated that his children were his motivation to take the step.
“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 wrote.
“I’m lucky to have the love of my family and friends, including my co-parent, Jen, who has supported me and cared for our kids as I’ve done the work I set out to do.”
Affleck directed hits like “The Town,” “Gone Girl” and “Argo,” which won the best picture award at the Oscars in 2013.