Life as an A-list celebrity has lots of obvious perks. When you are trying to stop using drugs though, those perks are counterproductive. Just ask Ben Affleck or his brother. According to Tim Affleck, Ben’s dad, Ben is doing great in his recovery. Work makes it a little tougher, but Ben is doing awesome.
Ben has been pretty open about his battle with alcoholism and has been in treatment twice since 2017. Casey Affleck has had his struggles as well and their dad is pointing the finger at the entertainment industry. “Hollywood is a disgusting place,” Timothy said. “I think that’s been a major factor in Ben’s drinking. You’re forced to develop a persona that is hard to shed and go home to your family. It affects your whole life. I think that’s one of the dangers of the film industry.”
The 74-year-old said,“It’s very difficult to balance family life in the midst of global stardom. It’s a hard, taxing life. In the world outside of the entertainment industry, marriages end all the time. It’s as common as dishwater, it’s nothing to dither about.”
Ben and Casey’s dad admits that he had his struggles with drinking as well. He is very happy to see how focused that Ben is about his recovery and expects him to succeed.
Hopefully, the Affleck brothers will step out front and really own their recovery for the world to see. It is so important for people to see that even their idols can suffer from addiction. Since Ben has been in two treatment centers since 2017, people will also see that sometimes relapse happens. When it does it isn’t the end of the line.
Just pick yourself back up…dust yourself off…and get back to work!
Way to go Affleck family!!
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