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Ben Affleck has revealed he completed treatment for alcohol addiction.

The actor said in a Facebook post that alcoholism was “something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront”.

Ben Affleck said the latest course of treatment was “the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery”.

The 44-year-old’s battles with drink problems stretch back more than 15 years, with his first reported stint in an alcohol treatment clinic taking place in 2001.

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In his new statement, Ben Affleck wrote: “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 praised wife Jennifer Garner, with whom he has three children. The pair announced their separation in 2015 but recent reports have suggested they “are giving things another try”.

The double Oscar-winner said: “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.”

He recently pulled out of directing the upcoming standalone Batman, but will still produce and star in the movie.

Ben Affleck is also expected to direct and star in Witness for the Prosecution, based on the Agatha Christie story.

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Earlier this month, former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Las Vegas. Odom had his fair share of run-ins with the law due to his known drug addiction, but this recent event was the worst so far. He’s fine now, and he claims that he wants to now change his ways and seek the right help.

Although Lamar Odom’s drug addiction has landed him in the spotlight many times in the recent past, he is not the only celebrity to suffer from drug addiction. Take a look at some of the other celebrities who have suffered from drug addiction too.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen may be one of the most notorious celebrities to face drug addiction. After all, his “winning” rant has become an internet meme as well as a trending Twitter hashtag, and it’s still used today. Sheen’s drug abuse has been widely known since the 1980s, and it has landed him in many headlines, including losing his job as well as domestic abuse allegations. It was even reported that in the highs of his drug abuse, Sheen spent nearly $2,000 a day on drugs.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is another celebrity who has constantly made headlines due to drug and alcohol abuse. She has been seen out partying many times, and she has been arrested for drug use and DUIs more than once. She even did jail time and was put on house arrest for her partying actions. Although she’s gone to rehab many times, she still seems to catch attention with her partying.

Cory Haim

Back in the 1980s, Cory Haim and Cory Feldman were two teen heartthrobs that were seen in almost every movie. While the two have both struggled with drugs, Haim’s addiction was far worse. He started abusing drugs during his teenage years, and it continued into his adult life. He went on Celebrity Rehab to try and get his life back in order, but in 2010, Cory Haim was found dead, and his death was attributed to a lethal prescription medication concoction.

Robert Downey, Jr.

Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Robert Downey, Jr. was notorious for his drug use and addiction. However, it wasn’t until the late 1990s that he was arrested on drug-related charges. Since then, though, he has gotten his life together and is now one of the biggest box office celebrities.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

During his early adult life, Hoffman was abusing drugs and alcohol quite regularly. He finally made the decision to seek help, and he was on a sober path for many years. However, in 2014, Hoffman relapsed, and he died of an overdose in his apartment.

Judy Garland

Most people don’t know that Judy Garland struggled with drugs for most of her life. The Wizard of Oz star regularly turned to drugs to help her cope, and she died from a barbiturate overdose at the age of 47.

Drug and alcohol addiction is serious and can lead to many serious health and legal problems. Those who struggle with addiction should seek professional help.

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Jon Hamm has completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his publicist has confirmed.

The Mad Men star, who plays hard-drinking advertising executive Don Draper in the hit TV show, asked for “privacy and sensitivity” following the revelation.

It is unclear when Jon Hamm sought treatment, but he did so with the support of his long-time partner, actress and film-maker Jennifer Westfeldt.

Jon Hamm has recently been seen promoting the final season of AMC’s Mad Men.

According to TMZ, which first reported the story, Jon Hamm was treated for 30 days at the Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Jon Hamm, 44, has been asked to compare himself to his Mad Men character several times over the series’ eight-year run.

“I don’t drink as much as Don Draper,” he told the Daily Mail in 2012.

“I would be unconscious if I did.”

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However, Jon Hamm also admitted he turned to alcohol after his father died from complications of diabetes in 1991.

Jon Hamm – who was 20 at the time – was left without parents, having lost his mother 10 years earlier.

“It just changed everything,” the actor told GQ in 2014.

“It was just a profound sense of being alone. And that lasted a while.

“I was in college, and I had to start over again. I started drinking; it was a rough time.

“I was at a crossroads. It really could have gone the wrong way.”

Jon Hamm has roles in two high-profile Netflix series: Playing doomsday preacher Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne in Tina Fey’s critically-acclaimed comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt; and starring in the upcoming Wet Hot American Summer, a prequel to the 2001 cult indie comedy about a rowdy summer camp.

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The definition of addiction is not always agreed upon among professionals. In general it would be any type of behavior that becomes compulsive and interferes with an individual’s daily life. Building a tolerance and needing more of whatever activities or substances are being used is often a substantial element of addictions. Finally, losing control over the behavior is the hallmark of an addiction. The following are 10 prevalent addictions affecting men in the United States and all 10 addictions have available treatment support in rehabs for men.

Alcohol
Men are twice as likely as women to be addicted to alcohol. It also takes men approximately five years longer than women to seek help for an alcohol addiction.

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Smoking
According to the CDC approximately 20 percent of men in the United States smoke cigarettes. The number of men who smoke by age group is fairly evenly divided.

Drugs
While drug addiction covers a wide range of prescription and street drugs, the most commonly abused drug is marijuana. Painkillers appear to be the prescription drug of choice for men and women.

Gambling
Between 15 and 20 million adults have a gambling problem. The majority are men. Research indicates that men tend to be “action” gamblers, preferring games like poker that take a certain amount of skill. Women, however, are more likely to be “escape” gamblers and participate in games based on luck.

Pornography
Studies have revealed that the same brain changes that occur in drug addicts occur in those addicted to pornography. Men between the ages of 18 and 24 make up the largest percentage of men using pornography on a regular basis.

Cell Phone
Nomophobia is the official term for anxiety if there isn’t access to mobile technology. Nearly 47 percent of men have two phones. If a guy constantly checks his phone before getting out of bed each morning or can’t get through the first course in a restaurant without texting, there may be a problem.

Work
This is a tough addiction to pinpoint since a hardworking man is often viewed as successful. About 25 percent of American men work more than 50 hours each week. While working long hours is not necessarily a problem, when it interferes with health or personal relationships it may qualify as an addiction.

Sex
Sex addictions are not the same as addictions to pornography. One is primarily living in a fantasy world while the other is actually having sex with another person. About 8 percent of men in the United States suffer from this affliction.

Internet/Social Media
While online addictions are often connected to other addictions such as porn and gambling, constantly visiting places like Facebook and Twitter can also become a problem. Men may be especially susceptible to social media addiction because it’s an easy way for them to connect to others while still remaining disconnected on a certain level.

Food
Yes, men can struggle with food addictions, though usually not as much as women. Like so many other addictions, the release of dopamine in the brain is the driving influence behind this behavior.

While women’s addictions seem to be more severe, men are more likely to become addicts. Men are also less likely to seek help for their addictive behavior.

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Bobby Brown has checked out of rehab early after admission for alcohol treatment.

Bobby Brown, 43, has left an undisclosed facility, where he was thought to be receiving treatment for alcohol addiction problems.

It comes less than three weeks after he agreed to be admitted as part of a deal struck following his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in March.

Bobby Brown has checked out of rehab early after admission for alcohol treatment

Bobby Brown has checked out of rehab early after admission for alcohol treatment

A source close to the family told RadarOnline: “Bobby is no longer in rehab, he decided he’s had enough treatment for his problems.

“When he first checked in, he promised his family and friends, including his New Edition band mates, that this time he was going to stay in rehab for the full treatment. That’s normally a 90-day program.

“However, after fulfilling his duties for his DUI plea deal, Bobby has decided that he doesn’t need treatment anymore.”

Bobby Brown’s family are now said to be “terrified” that he will start drinking again, and some are said to have questioned whether his intentions to give up alcohol are “genuine”.

The source added: “Bobby’s family and friends are terrified, despite his pleas that he’s sober, that he will fall off the wagon once again.

“They’re not sure if he was ever serious about conquering his demons and have voiced their concerns.

“It’s difficult to believe someone going into rehab for alcohol addiction for such a short time is genuine about giving up drinking.”

Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheridge recently admitted she and his children – three-year-old Cassius from the couple’s relationship, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina with late ex-wife Whitney Houston, and Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, with previous partners – were “proud” of the singer for entering rehab.

 

As we previously said Kings of Leon  singer Caleb Followill was dealing with more important condition than a mild dehydration.

 

On Monday they interrupted the summer tour through the United States because “vocal issues and exhaustion,” that Caleb Followill was suffering from.  The Kings of Leon‘s representative declared to Us Weekly: “The reason for the cancellation of the tour is Caleb is under doctor’s orders for vocal rest. They feel terrible about cancelling. They look forward to getting back on the road at the end of September.”

“We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule. […] The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th. That show was originally schedule for September 14th. ”  stated the announcement  posted on their website.

 

Kings of Leon interrupted show

Kings of Leon interrupted show

 

[googlead tip=”patrat_mare”]On the other hand, on the same day the Kings of Leon bassist, Jared Followill, published on Twitter: “Utterly depressed. It’s completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st.”  Before this he declared (on Saturday) that “there are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be address”.

 

An insider of the group said 

“They are trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. It is mostly for alcohol. …they ended up canceling the whole tour… he drinks like a fish.”

 
Another  source said Kings of Leon never debated Caleb’s drinking as a problem because they all use to consume a little alcohol during their travels.

Caleb, who recently married Lily Aldridge (Victoria’s Secret model) , has been dealing with this problem for some time.

“It’s true. Caleb’s drinking is out of control and they are trying to get him into rehab. It’s a dark demon he has been fighting for awhile.” said other source.

Sources say Caleb becomes nervous about singing in front of the crowds and drinks alcohol to relax.

“There’s a running joke in the band that Caleb can’t go on stage without having a cocktail first.” said an insider.

Let’s hope Caleb will be strong enough and he will get adequate help to solve this problem and he will continue to sing with Kings of Leon. A lot of music talents  were lost because of drug and alcohol addiction.

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Kings of Leon interrupted a concert Friday in Dallas, Texas subsequent to guide performer Caleb Followill informed admirers, “I’m going to move behind the scenes and I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out and play three more songs.”

The rocker by no means came back to the stage, that pushed the other members of this rock band to say sorry to the viewers. “Caleb’s just a little unfit to play the rest of the show,” explained bassist Jared Followill. “We love you guys so much, but I know you guys fucking hate us. I’m so sorry. It’s really not our fault, it’s Caleb. He can’t play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible.”

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

 

 

Even though Caleb Followill has revealed that the cause he quit the stage was because of heat, fatigue and also lack of fluids, his sibling Jared’s remarks on Twitter after the episode suggest that Caleb’s tendencies may be part of a larger issue in the music group. Soon after apologizing again, Jared published “there are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be address” and also “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”

This is a common endeavor that other bands are also pursuing. It’s not unusual for singers and other band members to have health problems or other issues which prevent them from singing. Caleb’s problem was health related but we cannot say for sure if that was the only reason for his behavior. 

 

 

 

 

Please view the video below which shows Caleb Followill talking to the audience at the Dallas concert. The video clip also displays footage of the other members of Kings of Leon apologizing him for his sudden departure.