Vindicated! My love of bad doctor dramas is ok!
And my mother says House is unrealistic. In this example from the BBC, a person who had swallowed a glycol poison was saved by the administration of non-medical alcohol, in this particular instance, vodka. (Anyone remember the episode where the prisoner drank Xerox toner?) Of course in House the alcohol was tequila (which seems to be all that the main character drinks in the way of intoxicating beverages) the BBC report also notes that the patient did not even have a hangover by the time he woke up. Lucky SOB. I just wonder where they got the Smirnoff.