The Batman star, 46, headed for a treatment centre after his wife of ten years went to his LA home and begged him to get help, TMZ reports.
Witnesses said they left together after talks at his £15million mansion on Wednesday night. It is reported Ben knew he needed help and wanted the treatment.
It is reported Ben was driven to the Canyon live-in rehab facility in Malibu and will remain there for an 'extended period of time'.
Friends of Ben told Page Six he’s been in a bad place since breaking up with longtime girlfriend Lindsay Shookus.
An insider said: “He’s having a tough time.
"It’s unclear what his relationship is with Lindsay and he still has his relationship with Jen.
"It’s not easy and he’s struggled with staying on a straight path before.”
Oscar winner Ben has been to rehab for alcoholism twice before – once in 2001 and in March last year.
TMZ claim Jennifer became worried for Ben after pictures emerged of a huge delivery of alcohol arriving at his home.
The couple separated in 2015 after ten years of marriage and have three children together.
The website claims that "Ben fell off the wagon a while ago and it's got progressively worse" and says that actress Jennifer drove Ben to an LA rehab, only stopping off at fast food restaurant Jack In The Box.
He even took to Facebook last year in an earnest message to fans about his struggle.
Ben wrote: "I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction, something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront.
"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
He added: "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."
The Justice League star has been recently snapped out with stunning Playboy model Shauna Sexton, 22.
The pair shared a meal as Ben celebrated his 46th birthday at Nobu in Malibu on Thursday.
And she has enjoyed the limelight, being spotted out at party haunts and model shoots.
Meanwhile, Jennifer was joined by her children and A-list pals as her star was unveiled on Hollywood's Walk-of-Fame.
The pair have son Samuel Garner, six, plus daughters Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, nine, and Violet Anne, 12.
Sun Online has contacted Ben Affleck's reps for comment.
Ben's rocky road to recovery
2001: First time in rehab
After a night of ‘hard partying’ Ben was driven to Promises Rehab in Malibu by his friend Charlie Sheen. He stayed for 30 days and his rep confirmed: “Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol.”
2004: Marriage to Jennifer Garner
The pair got married after meeting on the set of Daredevil and have their three children. Insiders say she is a “positive influence” and he says: “I think becoming a father makes you see the world differently and it’s good. When you’re a young man in your 20s, part of that is making mistakes and learning from them. I just made those in front of everybody, rather than privately.”
2012: He reveals his dad’s struggle with alcohol
Ben tells US TV host Barbara Walters that his father suffered from alcoholism. “He was an alcoholic. I did know that as a child. He drank a lot. My father was a – what did they call him – a real alcoholic. He, you know, drank all day, drank every day, and to his credit, he got sober ultimately. He's been sober for several decades, which I think is pretty impressive."
2015: Split with Jennifer
Ben and Jen shocked everyone by announcing they're splitting up. US reports claimed that Jennifer and Ben ended their marriage after he started a relationship with their children’s nanny – something Jennifer later clarifies had “nothing to do with our decision to divorce”.
2017: Second trip to rehab
Ben announced he had recently been to rehab for alcohol issues, saying: “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I've dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. 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.” The former couple finally file for divorce in April 2017 and later that year, it’s revealed Ben is dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus.
2018: Split with Lindsay
In June 2018, Ben and Lindsay were spotted at lunch with her parents in LA, but by August it was all change. Ben was spotted out with Playboy model Shauna Sexton. Lindsay is seen by paparazzi returning Ben’s car to a parking garage near his house.
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