5 Reasons NOT to Leave Treatment EarlyMany of you may have heard the news that actor Ben Affleck decided to leave treatment after only 2 weeks. People and X17 reported the story and it appears he is hanging out with a Playboy model. On that note, here are 5 reasons not to leave treatment early. Your chance of relapsing skyrockets The point of detox and then treatment is to get you away from your drug of choice. When you are abstinent from your D.O.C., your mind and body have a chance to heal. The shorter the time you spend off drugs and alcohol, the greater the risk for relapse after leaving against medical advice. Look at it this way, you’re thinking about leaving after a week, how does that compare to the years you may have been using for. You’re not healed as soon as you are abstinent from drugs and alcohol. You need to do some work, away from drugs, to help you recovery. Less than 30 days is not enough time to do that.