Date: 13th August 2001
Drink troubled actor BEN AFFLECK turned to his ex-alcoholic father for help in his own addiction battle. TIM AFFLECK, a substance abuse counsellor, has been giving his famous son support as he tries to beat his demons.
He says, "I haven't touched a drop of alcohol in 10 years. Both my sons gave me tremendous support and helped me through that period. "
Ben's spokesman DAVID POLLICK adds, "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol. He has chosen to seek out professional assistance and is committed to travelling a healthier road with the support of his family, friends and fans. " (RM/WNSMI/NFA)