'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Star Checks Into Rehab

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Nicholas Brendon's March arrest was his third run-in with police in five months.

Nicholas Brendon is entering rehab after several brushes with the law.

The 44-year-old actor, best known for playing Xander on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, began treatment Monday at a California facility to seek help with depression, alcoholism and substance abuse issues. The news was announced on Brendon's Facebook page in a post written by his rep.

According to the post, Brendon has been trying various treatment options since his October 2014 arrest, including therapy and outpatient services, before turning to rehab.

The actor will not attend any industry events in June or July but plans to return to the convention circuit by the end of the summer. 

"Nicholas is excited for the opportunity that comes with recovery," his manager told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. "He knows it will be a long and difficult road, but he's happy that he's receiving the help he needs. We support him 100 percent."

Brendon was arrested in March in Tallahassee, Fla., and charged with damage to property and criminal mischief, marking his third arrest in five months. He was previously arrested in February on suspicion of grand theft and criminal mischief in Fort Lauderdale, and he was arrested in Idaho in October 2014 for malicious injury to property.

Brendon, who is also known for roles on Criminal Minds and Private Practice, previously entered rehab in 2004 and 2010.

The Facebook post can be seen below.

Earlier today, with the support of his professional team, his friends, and his family, Nicky entered a rehabilitation...

Posted by Nicholas Brendon on Monday, June 1, 2015

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