Ben Affleck, who has been struggling with alcoholism for years, is of the opinion that his addiction belongs to him. “I do not mind talking about it, alcoholism is part of my life”, says the actor in an interview with Today .

The 46-year-old Affleck confirmed four months ago that he was recently treated in a rehab clinic for his addiction. The actor was looking for help in 2017 before.

“It’s something I have to learn to deal with”, says the actor. “But it is not a thing that my whole identity consists of and my whole life revolves around, but more something that I will always have to keep working on.”

Affleck has two daughters and a son from his marriage with actress Jennifer Garner, from whom he divorced in 2018. “They are the most important thing in my life and will always be my focus, which is what makes me happy and the rest comes afterwards”, says the Gone Girl- actor.