Treating alcoholism usually involves a combination of treatments. A person may be involved in group therapy, counseling, and medication. The person will probably follow a standard 12-step program to overcome alcoholism. It is a process that takes time because it not only deals with the alcohol but also underlying issues that make the person want to drink. Detoxification may be necessary if the person is addicted. If this happens, withdrawal is a normal part of the process. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how alcoholism is treated, what to expect from treatment, and much more.