Substance abuse varies from addiction. Many people with substance abuse problems are able to leave or can alter their unhealthy behavior. Addiction, on the other hand, is an illness. It means you can’t stop using it though it causes you harms. During treatment, individuals go through detoxification. Detoxification is the set of interventions used to retain a person safe as they readjust to a lack of alcohol in the body. Counselors and therapists at treatment centers are trained to provide recovering individuals with the tools to resist cravings and maintain their sobriety.