I was on the unit for a behavioral addiction. It was basically half patients with mental illness, and half patients detoxing from drugs or alchohol. Some of the people detoxing were on very bad shape - couldn't walk straight, had the shakes so bad they couldn't hold a cup without a lid, etc. My second night there, a bunch of us wake up because we hear a code blue being called over the announcement system. Tons of staff comes running to our unit, eventually EMTs arrive and we see them wheel out a guy as they are still doing chest compressions on him. The next morning we hear that he didn't make it. This brings me to my question...do you think it's safe to detox in a psych hospital, or should it always be in a regular hospital?