It’s always good to be prepared
What To Bring
Preparing for Drug Rehab
Now that you’ve found a rehab facility that suits you, the next step is to figure out what to bring. Packing your personal care products, photos of loved ones, your own bedding, and self-help books can go a long way in helping you feel comfortable in a new place. Particularly one that you’ll typically stay in for 30 days or longer. While you can’t bring candles or games that you’re used to relaxing with, you can bring your own products and items to help create a sense of familiarity in a new place.
What To Bring to Rehab
You can bring your own clothes and bring personal hygiene items to rehab, but there are strict rules. Make sure your clothing isn’t offensive or too revealing. Plan to bring at least 30 days of hygiene and beauty products, and make sure they’re alcohol-free. All rehab facilities have different rules on what you can bring, so be sure to ask before going. Plan to bring these.
- Shoes for outdoor activities
- Slippers and shower shoes
- Socks and underwear
- A jacket
- Cardigan or sweater
- Tank top for layering under a shirt
- Shirts and pants
- One-piece swimsuit or trunks
- Pajamas and bathrobe
- Nice outfit for special occasions
- Comb or brush
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Body wash
- Makeup and remover wipes
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shaving cream
- Hair gel and hair ties
- Feminine hygiene products
- Sunscreen, lotion and lip balm
- Mobile phone and laptop
- Self-help and spiritual books
- Photos of your loved ones
- Bedding and pillows
- Stamps or envelopes to write letters
- Charging cables
- Small amount of cash for snacks
- Debit or credit to pay for medication
- Journal or notebook
- Sealed vitamins and gum
Don’t Forget Your Pet!
We know that your furry companion provides unconditional love and loyalty when you need it most. Studies have also shown that people who bring their pets to rehab with them experience greater levels of lasting recovery and reduced anxiety and depression. That’s why Gratitude Lodge in Newport Beach and Long Beach, CA encourages you to bring your dependable pal during your stay. Others without pets in rehab can also benefit from interacting with yours.
What Not To Bring to Rehab
Rehab facilities are safe places for people to receive addiction treatment, so you’ll want to avoid bringing drugs, weapons, alcohol, and anything containing profanity or suggestive images. You’ll want to focus on your recovery without distractions, so don’t bring your own card games or other entertainment. The facility will provide entertainment at certain times. Some facilities allow cigarettes and laptops, but you can call to check. Leave the following at home:
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