Adolescent Unit is a psych ward. You will be strip-searched, with the possibility of being patted down by a person who will not identify themselves as a straight man or a lesbian, an orifice exam, or the traditional old squat and cough to make sure you're not smuggling anything in your rectum. It's liberating.
You should more than likely inform the doctor you need meds adjusted, because you're having some down times, but harm to self or others is the main criteria for locking you up. Almost, as it pertains to suicide, is an attention ploy, so I don't think you need to be locked up.
Good luck to you, and stay out of the hospital!
Over a decade in psych/med.