I am a newly licensed nurse and my coworkers were not able to answer this question for me. I just started working on a Detox unit and I noticed that one of the patients was scheduled on a med ( I believe it was Serax, but could have been something else) and the order was allowing to give a lot of the medicine. I thought to myself that it seemed like the patient was receiving a lot of this med so I looked it up in a medbook and sure enough the protocol called for way more than what was indicated as normal safe dosing for a person. I asked the RN in charge and she double checked the docs orders and went back and looked through all the sheets I believe he was a Tier 2 Alcohol, and it said it was correct. So my question is how is it safe for someone detoxing to take so much of that medicine where the medbook stated it was over the normal limit, essentially it was an overdose. The RN I was working with stated that is how it is and it's ok in Detox she figured.