Making the decision to attend an addiction recovery program is one of the most important steps toward rehabilitation. The days leading up to your program may be overwhelming, and you may not know what to expect. Here is a list of things you should—and shouldn’t—bring with you to the rehab facility to make the best out of your stay.
What to bring:
- State ID card and insurance card to check in, and cash for store runs
- Any prescription medications you are currently taking including a list and dosing instructions
- Contact list of family and friends in case of emergency
- Phone card for outside phone calls
- Comfortable clothing
- Jackets or sweaters and attire appropriate for outdoor activities
- Glasses, contacts, shampoos, soap, shaving supplies, and other toiletries or cosmetics
- Alcohol-free versions of products such as mouthwash, perfumes, etc.
- Pillow, pajamas, robe, and slippers
- Alarm clock
- Books, music player, etc.
- Letter writing materials
- Workout and/or swim clothes
- Any personal mementos that will make you feel at home during your stay in the rehab center
What NOT to bring:
- Any products that contain alcohol
- Drugs or drug related items
- Clothing or objects depicting alcohol or drugs
- Cell phone
- Cameras, video cameras, computers
- Vitamins or herbal remedies
- Outside food or beverages
You will be staying at the rehab facility for at least thirty days, so it is important to adhere to the packing rules to make sure you get off to a good start. At Astoria Pointe and The Rosebriar, we want you to be able to exit your rehabilitation program healthy, happy, and addiction free. If you or a loved one is seeking help to live an addiction free life, please call us today at (503) 298-4393.