Ben Affleck Enters Alcohol Treatment For Third Time

Published on August 23, 2018.

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Just days after Ben Affleck was spotted seemingly receiving a shipment of alcohol to his house, the star is headed back to rehab for alcohol addiction for the third time.

Reports indicate that the move came after an intervention involving ex-wife Jennifer Garner who was seen arriving at Affleck’s home on Wednesday, August 22. “He is seeking treatment. He knew he needed help and was vocal about it,” a source told PEOPLE.

Later that day, Garner was seen leaving the house visibly upset and when she returned later, Garner, Affleck and an unidentified woman were seen leaving with Garner driving and headed to a treatment facility in Malibu.

Most recently Affleck’s personal life seemed to have been shaken up when he reportedly split from his girlfriend of more than a year, Lindsay Shookus, and began seeing 22-year-old Playboy Model Shauna Sexton.

“Is she happy about him hanging out with a very young Playboy model? Certainly not,” a source told PEOPLE about how Garner felt about Affleck’s new relationship. “But her concern right now is not who he is dating. What she ultimately cares about is his sobriety and whether she can rely on him to co-parent.”

Affleck has long battled alcohol addiction and first went to rehab back in 2001 and then in March 2017, the Batman actor announced he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction again. “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,” he wrote on Facebook. “I want to live life to the fullest and 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. 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. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.”

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