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Ben Affleck Admits To Relapsing After A Year Of Sobriety


Since the early 90’s, Ben Affleck has been struggling with alcoholism including on and off spouts of sobriety.

In the mid 90s, he became sober but veered off the path of sobriety until he sought residential addiction treatment for his issues in 2001 and then again in 2017. In 2018, Affleck relapsed again and was sober until now.

After one year of sobriety, Ben Affleck relapsed again this past weekend. He attended a Hollywood Halloween party where it appeared that he was stumbling and had to use the side of an SUV to hold himself steady while waiting to walk to another vehicle. Affleck admits to the relapse saying, “It happens. It was a slip. But I’m not going to let it derail me.”

Learning From Ben Affleck’s Relapse

It’s not easy to admit that you made a mistake, but it’s good that Ben is owning up to them. You should never feel guilty or humiliated for relapsing. Instead, use those feelings to motivate yourself to get back on track. If you or a loved one has relapsed, reach out to friends and family for help. This is not a step backwards, but a step towards your progress on your road to recovery.

Like Affleck said in his Instagram after getting out of rehab in 2018, “Battling any addiction is a lifelong and difficult struggle. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full-time commitment.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, or has currently suffered from a relapse, there is a way out. Recovery is possible and can be obtained at professional drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers like ours.

At Banyan Treatment Centers, we want to guide through the entire recovery process. We offer the full continuum of care including everything from medically monitored detox programs at our facilities to our alumni program that offers peer support  in addiction recovery to help prevent relapse after you leave.  

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Ilana was born in Valhalla, New York and lived the first 11 years of her life in New Rochelle, NY before relocating to Boca Raton, FL. While she’s not in recovery, being in the addiction field, currently, has opened her eyes and her mind to addiction and truly see why this field is so important. Ilana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a background in social media with experience in writing. As the social media specialist here at Banyan, she’s passionate about what she does because it allows her to experience what goes on behind the scenes in social media and being able to connect with others. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that in some way, she’s giving others the platform to reach out to get help for their own struggles.

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