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The Mayo Clinic lists numerous post-considerations in combating alcoholism (and other addictions), after the substance is no longer accessible and detoxification has safely completed. These other considerations include individual and family-systems training, a spiritual practice, medical and psychological treatments. Detoxification often requires medical supervision, related to length of use and the dependence of the body on the substance; alcohol and opioids are particularly dangerous during withdrawal. In all situations re: detox, seek professional medical advice.