We have tried so many different times to help my brother in law with his alcohol addiction. Sometimes he would go for months without a problem but as he said stress drives him to it. My husband can relate somewhat because of his nicotine addiction. Coming down from any drug can make you a total wreck. To have a supervise trained person that knows what you're going through is the best thing to have. Sometimes being away from your family that you love so much can save that love as you're in detox. As in for hydrocodone addiction I heard that it can be the toughest thing to stop.