Ben Affleck appears to have returned to a residential rehab facility, in his ongoing battle to conquer his struggle with alcohol addiction.
The actor was filmed stumbling and apparently disoriented as he left a treatment center in Los Angeles on Thursday.
The Oscar-winner was accompanied by two women as he department the center in the early evening, and by the same women as he returned just before 9.30pm.
PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Is Ben Affleck back in rehab? Stumbling actor appears disoriented as he’s led to a car outside residential facility
Affleck has previously been accompanied by hired sober coaches in his determined bid to stay sober, although it is not known if his blonde companions were acting in this capacity.
In the footage obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com, the father-of-three can be seen partially supported by one woman as he rounds a corner towards his waiting car.
Upon seeing photographers, the woman removes Affleck’s arm from her shoulder, at which point the apparently disorientated star veers towards the road and a tree, before correcting himself.
Ben was dressed casually in the footage, but appeared to be in good spirits, smiling as his photograph was taken.
Disorientated? The star veers towards the road and a tree, before correcting himself
The actor has been attending a rehab center for daily out-patient sessions since revealing in March he had completed treatment for alcohol addiction.
At the time he wrote in an honest Facebook post that he had undergone the treatment in order to be the ‘best father he can be’.
‘I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,’ he wrote. ‘I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.
Night out? Ben was dressed casually in the footage, but appeared to be in good spirits, smiling as his photograph was taken
‘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.’
And the 45-year-old actor went on to admit he felt ‘lucky’ to have his family and friends as well as ex-wife Jennifer Garner, who is the mother of his children.
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. This was the first of many steps being taken towards a positive recovery.’
After he completed his rehab stay in March, Ben moved out of the home he shared with 45-year-old Jennifer – who filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years after separating two years ago.
However since then the two have often been seen together with their children, even spending Thanksgiving together along with Matt Damon and his family.
Affleck is now dating Saturday Night Live producer Lindsay Shookus, however he was noticeably absent from her sister’s wedding last weekend.