"I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront," wrote the Batman actor.
"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."
Ben Affleck's candid post earned him applause and congratulations in the comments section, and more broadly across the media for making his recovery in public—a process that's often shrouded in stigma. Here's some of the positive comments on Affleck's post: