As fans know by now, the actor has returned to rehab, where he is currently receiving help for his alcohol addiction problems. That being said, reports are claiming that the man is determined to leave the facility perfectly sober not only for himself but also for his family.
Apparently, Ben Affleck wants to have a great relationship with former wife Jennifer Garner and their three children.
Speaking of Jen, the actress has been really supportive and it was actually her who not only convinced Ben to check into a rehab center but the one to drive him there as well!
One insider tells HollywoodLife that ‘Ben really does want to be sober, his life becomes a mess when he falls off the wagon, but it’s a difficult, and never-ending battle. It took Ben years to accept the fact that he is an alcoholic. He’d watched his father abuse alcohol when he was a child, before becoming sober in later life, and he swore he wouldn’t follow the same path himself.’
‘Ben fooled himself for the longest time that he just liked to ‘party’ and that drinking wasn’t an issue for him, but the more he became aware of the hurt he would cause to those around him while he was drinking the more he started accepting that he needed help,’ the source added.
The actor’s years-long struggle with alcohol has affected his life negatively in many ways.
Fortunately ‘Ben is determined to get a grip on his alcoholism, he’s taking his rehab treatment incredibly seriously, and he’s fully focused on regaining his sobriety. He doesn’t like the person that he becomes when he drinks, and he wants to be a better man, for the sake of himself, Jen, and the kids.’