What Can I Bring With Me Into Rehab?

The Essentials

  •  A list of names, addresses and phone numbers of those you wish to have involved in your treatment (loved ones, healthcare professionals,  sponsors, etc.). It is important to bring in any medical contacts you have been seeing before coming in.
  • Jewelry/Watches. Everything is on a schedule so a way to keep track of time will be useful. Nothing with Internet capabilities will be allowed, so no Apple watches etc. Things like your wedding ring, or any other valuables that you can live without, we would suggest leaving at home. We are not responsible for anything that is lost, damaged, or stolen. If a wedding ring is something important for you to wear, consider wearing a less meaningful ring on that finger. 
  • Your current prescription medication in the original pharmacy bottle with the information label intact. Any liquid medications must be new and sealed. You should also bring a list of all your medications and dosages.
  • A small amount of cash ($50 to $100 in smaller bills for store runs, vending machines, etc.)
  • Your credit card or debit card to pay for treatment medications.
  • Your insurance cards and a form of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.).
  • A notebook or journal.
  • Stamps and envelopes if you wish to mail letters.
  • Pictures of your loved ones to keep in your room or wallet. We do allow you to hang up some photos with blue sticky tack. Please bring some blue sticky tack if you want to hang them on the walls.
  • Reading materials. We will screen these for content. TIP: bring paperback books as they’re easier to carry around than hardcovers.
  • You may bring a small mp3 player or IPod. This CANNOT have internet capabilities on it.

What Clothing You Should Bring

We have a very strict dress code, so be aware of any restrictions while you’re packing. If you’re unsure about how to pack for the weather, pack layering options, like T-shirts, sweaters, cardigans and jackets. Keep in mind; space in your room may be limited, so try not to over-pack.

You will have access to a laundry machine at the center, so a week’s worth of clothing should be enough. Be sure to pack clothes that are easy to wash and do not require special care, such as dry cleaning.

Be sure to bring seven days worth of comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing, including:

  • Shoes: comfy shoes for everyday wear, tennis shoes for activities/sports and flip flops for the shower.
  • Shirts: if bringing tank tops, make sure you also pack cardigans to wear with them to comply with the center’s dress code.
  • Pants
  • Shorts: need to be finger length or longer.
  • One or two “dressy” outfits for special occasions, like Family Night, a Spiritual outing, or sometimes we have activates planned depending on the season that require nicer clothing.
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • A bathing suit: a one piece is required for women,(if you don’t have a one piece, you will be required to wear a shirt over it.) trunks for men.
  • Pajamas: these need to be appropriate to wear outside of your bedroom in complying with the dress code standards.
  • A coat/jacket: even in the summer it still get chilly at night. Sometimes we will venture up to the canyon as well, you don’t want to not have something warm to wear.
  • A bath robe
  • A belt
  • A hat: there are certain places hats are not allowed. Refer to the dress code standards.
  • Slippers
  • Workout clothing - this still needs to be in compliance with the dress code standards.

Miscellaneous Items

  • Snacks and Soda needs to be sealed in new packages never opened.
  • Cigarettes and E-cigs please make sure you have enough to last you for a while.
  • If you bring a cell phone in, it will be locked up during your stay at the center.
  • Vitamins and over the counter medications. These must be new and unopened. NO Pre-workout drinks or vitamins.
  • Gum. Must be unopened and sealed.
  • Camera. For those who are shutterbugs, we allow cameras that are not internet capable.
  • Disposable razor or electric razor.
  • Nail clippers
  • Items to make your room feel more like home. (Blanket, pillow,etc.) Just remember you will have to pack these back home with you again when you leave.

We Will Provide

  • An alarm clock.
  • A lamp in your room. If you have a small book lamp you prefer, please bring it.
  • We have a library and are constantly adding to it.

Personal Hygiene and Beauty Products to Pack

Please have all toiletries and beauty products not have alcohol in the first 3 ingredients. If you bring a product into the center that does have alcohol in it, (such as perfume & cologne) it will be locked in the medroom. You will be allowed to use this at med times only in front of the staff, then it will be locked back up. Do not bring aerosols.
Bring thirty days worth of toiletries and beauty products, including:
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hair styling products (pump hair spray only)
  • Comb/Brush
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Makeup

Items You Should Not Bring to Rehab

We have very strict rules as to what is not to be brought to the center. This is for your safety and the safety of all other clients and staff. We want to create the safest and best environment for a productive and healthy recovery.

  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Narcotics or prohibited prescriptions
  • Weapons (guns, knives, scissors, sharp objects, etc.)
  • Pornography
  • NO Energy Drinks
  • Toiletries and beauty products that contain alcohol (mouthwash, perfume, etc.)
  • Unapproved or previously opened over the counter medications
  • Nail polish, polish remover or synthetic nail related products
  • Video games and DVDs
  • Revealing clothing (tank tops, sleeveless shirts, midriff bearing tops, etc.)
  • Aerosols
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, ammonia, etc.)
  • Electronics (televisions, gaming consoles, etc.)
  • Candles and incense
  • Clothing with profanity or references to drugs, alcohol or violence
  • No Laptops

If I Bring Something Prohibited, Will I Get it Back Later?

If you arrive at your center and realize you’ve packed something prohibited, don’t worry! If you are traveling with a loved one, they can take it back home for you. If not, we will inventory and lock it up until you leave the center.

However, if it is something that is not legal or something we feel like we should keep, we will discard it.

 

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