Rehab centers have very strict policies about what you are allowed to bring to treatment. A majority of centers provide a checklist that states recommended items to bring as well as prohibited items to avoid. Upon arriving at the center, the admissions process will begin. This is when a bag inspection will be carried out to ensure that no prohibited items are brought in.
Take note that each center has different policies and some centers are stricter than others. As a general guideline, below is a list of items that you are recommended to bring to rehab:
Most rehab centers impose a very strict dress code. If you are unsure, pack according to the weather. Stick to simple options such as jeans, t-shirts, cardigans, sweaters, and jackets. As the space in your room may be limited, try not to over-pack. There may be a laundry machine made accessible to you, thus pack only a week’s worth of clothing. Other apparels you can consider bringing include:
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A majority of rehab centers require all hygiene/beauty products to be completely free of alcohol. However, there are some that allow products with alcohol as long as that ingredient is not listed as one of the first three ingredients. Aerosols are also not allowed. Products to bring include the following:
There are certain things that are prohibited by all rehab centers. This is to ensure safety of everyone, including you. The list varies by center, but the following items are generally always banned:
You may be surprised at some of the items included in the above-mentioned lists. However, take note that they are prohibited as they may cause distractions to your recovery journey. Certain items are available at your center, which will only be allowed during specific times.
For more information about what you can and cannot bring to rehab, feel free to ask Spark To Recovery admissions specialist.