Benzo's for acute withdrawal(which eventually I got addicted to)
Then I cold turkeyed benzos, which is very similar to the DTs from alcohol.
Cold turkey is the easiest way to "scare you straight". Hallucinations, tremors, seizures, intense anxiety, delirium, etc.
Benzo's usually work for acute withdrawal, you usually stay on them for a week or two. If you're a super duper heavy alcoholic, like 30+ beers a day or something then you'll have to stay on benzo's for at least a month then do a slow taper.