Affleck first entered rehab in 2001. In March 2017, Affleck announced he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction for the second time.
'I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,' he wrote on Facebook at the time.
'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.'
If you, or anyone you know, is seeking help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline.org.au.