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Self-con­fessed al­co­holic Ben Af­fleck is re­port­edly spi­ralling out of con­trol, with loved ones beg­ging the ac­tor to go back to re­hab and sug­gest­ing that his new girl­friend, Lind­say Shookus, isn’t help­ing the sit­u­a­tion.

“Ben is in pain and he needs help,” claims a fam­ily in­sider. “But Lind­say drinks and par­ties into the night right along with Ben. She might not know it, but she’s en­abling him.”

The Argo star, 45, who has com­pleted two long stints in re­hab in the past, re­port­edly first hooked up with TV pro­ducer Lind­say, 37, whilele still mar­ried to ex-wife Jen­nifer Garner, 45, the mother of his three kids.

Ear­lier this year, Ben spoke openly about his al­co­holism, declar­ing, “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.”

Drunk in love: Friends fear Lind­say is a bad in­flu­ence on Ben.

Ben wants to get sober for his and Jen­nifer’s kids (from left) Vi­o­let, 11, Sam, five, and Seraphina, eight.

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