If a partner or friend thinks you have an alcohol problem, he or she may urge you to see your doctor.
Your doctor will ask questions about your symptoms and past health, and he or she will do a physical exam and sometimes a mental health assessment.
Some people are able to cut back to a moderate level of drinking with help from a counselor.
After detox, you focus on staying alcohol-free, or sober.
Most people receive some type of therapy, such as group counseling. When you are sober, you've taken the first step toward recovery.
Practically any drug (administered openly or surreptitiously) that facilitates rape could be considered a date rape drug.
Since the mid-1990s, the media and researchers have documented a new form of DFSA featuring date rape drugs such as rohypnol and ketamine.