Did you know that of all the substances, alcohol is the only one that can kill you when you are going through withdrawal? Other drugs are miserable and horrible, but the withdrawal will not kill you. Stopping the abuse of alcohol REQUIRES a doctor's supervision because it is very possible to die from your body not having alcohol in it. I was watching Rehab with Dr. Drew and he said that. It surprised me so I did some online searching and this IS true. Please remember this as you go through substance abuse issues with your loved ones.