I agree that for some people, a medical detox is necessary. There are instances where withdrawal from alcohol can be dangerous, even fatal.
Originally Posted by MIRecovery
For myself I was incapable of rational thought at least in terms of my recovery. The only thing I knew for sure was that things could not continue as they were.
I bolded that part, because I think that's a pretty rational thought, even in the condition you were in.
Glad you are here today and no longer suffering.