By Jeff Labrecque
January 02, 2011 at 12:00 PM EST

David Arquette, who publicly shared his frustration and heartbreak over his separation from actress Courteney Cox, has checked into a rehab program, according to his spokesperson. People quoted an anonymous source saying that the 39-year-old needed help with alcohol and depression, not hard drugs. “He is dealing with a broken heart,” said the source. “He can’t handle all the changes in his life. All his inner demons came out.”

Arquette and Cox announced in October that they intended to separate after 11 years of marriage. They have a 6-year-old daughter, Coco.

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