This is a disease of the brain that is very similar to asthma or diabetes.
What we know now in the year 2015 has vastly exceeded the knowledge that was known back in 20.
There are cutting edge alcohol and drug detox in the Untied States and other places - inpatient and outpatient treatment centers that are far ahead of their time.
She would have been far away from the "friends" who were keeping her in her hell hole for selfish purposes.
She did leave her family and using friends and signed in at an inpatient treatment center in Pennsylvania for cocaine and alcohol addiction.
There are ways to treat addiction so that you remain in remission.