Ben Affleck's recent bouts of addiction are no surprise to those closest to him. His trip to rehab last Wednesday followed a week of disturbing public behavior, and several sources confirmed to PEOPLE that. Affleck, 46, has He had been struggling with sobriety for months, despite attending meetings at various treatment centers and with a sobriety trainer for much of the past year.
"He's long been fighting addiction," says a source close to Justice League Star, adding that the pitfalls of being a public person are playing his problems with substance abuse. "Ben was famous for most of his life, he was young when he became famous and was part of a happy, rebellious crowd, he did not grow up or get away from it and he does not know how, he really was never alone."
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