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A recovery MindsetWhat to Bring to Treatment

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What You NeedYour Packing List

We want to make sure you have everything you need to make your treatment successful. We devised our list of items to bring with your long-term recovery in mind. If you have any questions about our list, please talk to your admissions counselor.

Please Note: The lists below are specific to our Residential-Inpatient treatment programs.

For a detailed list of items to bring to any other level of care – Detox, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, General Outpatient, or Office-Based Opioid Treatment – please contact staff at your location.

We’ll anticipate the first question most people ask about what to bring to residential treatment: no personal electronics of any kind. No exceptions, no wiggle room.

Personal items:

  • Seasonally appropriate, comfortable clothing for one week. Emphasis on comfortable. Do NOT bring clothing with inappropriate logos, slogans, or images. This mostly applies to t-shirts. Examples:
    • T-shirts with alcohol brand insignia
    • T-shirts with marijuana leaves
    • T-shirts with jokes about alcohol or substance use
    • T-shirts advocating a drug or alcohol related party lifestyle
  • In the summer, swimsuits are appropriate for some of our locations.
  • Don’t forget items like socks and undergarments

Special Note

  • Please limit clothing to one week
  • Please bring only one piece of luggage
  • You do not need to bring linens, blankets,
    pillows, or other bedding items

Other personal items you’ll need:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance card
  • Prescription card (if applicable)
  • Valid credit card
  • Money order of $250, prepaid Visa, or valid credit card for prescription co-pays. Our pharmacies do not accept American Express.
  • Non-aerosol toiletries, including washcloth and body wash
  • Any medications you currently take, in their original prescription bottles. Non-prescription medications such as vitamins need to be in unopened packages.
  • Notebook and pen.

Optional items:

  • Smokers can bring up to two unopened cartons of cigarettes
  • Recovery-related reading material
  • Spiritual reading material
  • Legal documents
  • Stationery/stamps

Prohibited items:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Lighters
  • Mouthwash
  • Cologne
  • Food
  • Gum and candy
  • Mobile phones
  • Laptops
  • Cameras
  • MP3 players
  • iPods
  • Video games
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