Ben Affleck: Friends Are "Concerned" About Actor's Boozing Following Relapse [Report]

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On Saturday night, Ben Affleck got drunk at a Halloween party and was spotted stumbling through the parking lot on his way home.

Thankfully, the Oscar-winner wasn't driving, but the incident still sparked concern due to Affleck's well-documented history of alcoholism.

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In August of last year, Affleck checked into rehab for the third time.

Less than 24 hours before he was spotted leaving the party considerably worse for wear, the actor opened up about his sobriety on Instagram, writing, in no uncertain terms:

“I have been in recovery for over a year.”

The following morning, Affleck was spotted arriving at the home of his ex-wife Jennifer Garner, where he confessed to the relapse and stated that he remains optimistic about his future recovery.

“It was a slip,” the star admitted to a TMZ camerman, adding:

“But I’m not going to let it derail me.”

“This was a stumble and he’s working to get back on track,” a source told People magazine, affirming that Affleck is not concerned.

But it seems that not all the members of Affleck's inner cricle are as confident in his ability to bounce back.

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According to a new report from Us Weekly, Affleck's loved ones hope there won't be any need for an intervention -- but knowing what they know about his past behavioral patterns, they fear it may come to that.

“The people who care about Ben know where this is headed," an insider tells the tabloid.

"If he doesn’t get help, he won’t be able to stop.”

And based on eye witness accounts from Ben's fellow revelers on the night of his relapse, it seems he thoroughly enjoyed his fall from the wagon -- a fact that has friends concerned about the possibility of more "slips" in his future.

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"He was with a group of friends, laughing and drinking,” a witness tells Us.

“There was an open bar.” 

Sources say Ben was on a date with Katie Cherry a 30-something musician whom he recently met on the exclusive dating app Raya.

That night, Affleck was also spotted playing poker at a UNICEF fundraiser -- a fact that also has his loved ones concerned, as the actor swore off gambling several years ago.

Here's hoping Ben is able to find whatever kind of help he needs, and that he'll remain open to input from family and friends.

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Born
Birthplace
Berkeley, California
Full Name
Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt