Ben Affleck has admitted alcoholism is a ''part of my life'' and says it ''doesn't really bother'' him to talk about his struggles.
The 46-year-old actor, who is currently promoting in his new movie Triple Frontier alongside costar Charlie Hunnam, said he feels proud that he has been to rehab and tackled his problem.
Speaking on American talk show Today, Affleck told host Hoda Kotb: "It doesn’t really bother me to talk about alcoholism and being an alcoholic.
"It’s part of my life. It’s something that I deal with. It doesn’t have to sort of subsume my whole identity and be everything, but it is something that you have to work at. I feel like I had a problem and I really want to address it, and I take some pride in that."
Kotb also brought up Affleck’s ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, and how the two manage a co-parenting arrangement in after their recent divorce.
"I hope I’m a pretty good dad. I certainly try very hard," Affleck said. "I’m lucky they’ve got a great mom. She helps out a great deal with making sure that we co-parent in as good a way as possible."
In October, Affleck thanked his family as he confirmed he has completed a 40-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction.
The Batman star took to Instagram to say he is continuing to receive outpatient care and said battling his addiction is "a full-time commitment".
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The Argo director previously wrote about receiving treatment for alcohol addiction in 2017 when 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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