Drug and alcohol abuse in the United States is an epidemic. Of the tens of millions of Americans struggling with addiction, however, few will get the help they need to make a lasting recovery. In some cases, this is because they don’t feel like they need help or feel that they can handle their substance use problems on their own. More commonly, however, people do not think that they can take time away from the responsibilities of work, school, or family. And in other cases, they simply don’t know where to begin. For people struggling with severe addiction issues, medically supervised detox centers can help.