george steinmetz p h o t o
Drunk tank, Seattle Detox

Music soothes the soul in Seattle men's detoxification center, but does little to help detainees pass through alcohol withdrawal: more potentially fatal that heroin withdrawal. "Yeah, he gave up drinkin' for heroin. Better off." ... conversation between two patients in Seattle DeTox. According to a nurse in Seattle DeTox, 15% of all people going through alcoholic withdrawal will die from withdrawal if not treated. Patients are given drugs to prevent them from having the "DT"s (Delirium Tremens), seizures, and heart attacks.

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