Ben's story is a good example of efforts to obtain help after the bottom falls out. This is the way to get sober and clean. The desperation is created by hurting enough so that the motivation is created. Then the addict/alcoholic is ready to do what recovering people have done that has worked. Millions of recovering people can't all be wrong.
All the the twelve steps have been written in the past tense. This is because they have been performed already and have worked so well that they have been written as a suggested guide for successful recovery. We have to ask for help and then take it. This is the beginning of wisdom.
Ben Affleck reignites rehab speculation as he's seen stumbling near treatment center
AOL.comDecember 15, 2017
Us Weekly confirmed Friday that Affleck is still in treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, as a source noted, "Dealing with this disease is something he’ll have to work on for the rest of his life and he remains focused on it."
Affleck first sought treatment for alcohol addiction in 2001. In September of this year, he reportedly "reached a breaking point" and asked ex-wife Jennifer Garner and brother Casey Affleck to help him find a 30-day program, which he's since completed. He is now doing outpatient treatment.
Dr. Peter A. Butkins