I too have a problem with alcohol that ONCE had me. After multiple hospital detoxes that were temporary fixes [good places to score women, though] I decided to Cowboy Up and stop. ON MY OWN. I don't like AA, have tried it, thank you, over a dozen groups and more "meetings": not my path. I decided that when in complete desperation after 6 or 7 days sobriety I felt I REALLY needed support, so late one night I was directed to an AA - group gathering drop in place? - not a meeting, not a halfway house but in any case was TURNED AWAY because I hadn't been sober a month yet. Like, SO WHAT? I needed help THAT DAY! Of course I slipped and felt if they didn't GAF about me I don't GAF about them either.
Want a tip how to detox? I took my pulse and when it got to around 110/minute I took ONE shot of 80 proof "medicinal" vodka [more than one hospital had admitted it is better than librium, etc.] to bring it down. It takes REAL COMMITMENT and an IRON WILL to do it, but f@ckin' A I did!!! It took three days as I recall, with the time between drinks increasing until when the pulse stopped going over 100 I took no more. I still have that bottle with some vodka in it. How long ago was that? Let's just say that a lot of snippy adolescents on EP were leaving loads in their diapers at the time, and many hadn't been conceived yet, certainly not the ones under 23. And I haven't been drunk ONCE since, no matter how much I kid about drinking. No slips at all!
I hope this helps some drunk - only about 5% of all drinkers are alcoholic, BTW, we're not lucky that way - I know it sounds lame but sobriety IS its own reward. Good luck brothers/sisters!