Inpatient rehabilitation at a treatment center can mean days or weeks away from home. You’ll need to pack necessities, from clothing to medications, to help you stay comfortable throughout your treatment.
However, it’s important to note that most rehabilitation or treatment centers have very strict policies on what you can and can’t bring to rehab. These policies are meant to keep you, your belongings, and your fellow patients safe.
Before you attend rehab, your treatment center should provide you with a checklist of items to bring. If you are unsure what to bring, you should always ask before you arrive.
You should pack items for rehab as if you are going on a trip and staying in a hotel. In general, rehabilitation centers recommend you bring the following items for your stay:
You should bring items you use every day and help you feel clean, comfortable, and confident. Remember that some items may not be allowed in your facility because they interfere with treatment.
You also need to bring clothing for your stay. Some facilities have dress codes you will need to follow. Always ask about your facility’s dress code if you are unsure what to bring.
You may want to bring clothing items such as:
You should have access to laundry services at your facility, so you don’t need to bring clothes for every day of your stay. Simply bring enough clothes for about week or so.
Remember, you want to feel comfortable throughout your stay. Focus on bringing clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident.
When you arrive at your rehabilitation center, staff members will search your belongings to make sure that you aren’t bringing anything into the center that doesn’t belong. In general, you should leave the following items at home:
You also won’t need to bring linens like pillows or blankets. These will be provided for you.
In addition to packing before you go to rehab, it’s important you have everything taken care of at home. You may need to pause your mail or arrange its pick up, coordinate care for your pet, and arrange for someone to look after your home and yard. Work with loved ones to ensure these tasks are taken care of before you come to rehab so you don’t have to worry while you are away.
You should also ensure that any alcohol, drugs, or paraphernalia is removed from your home. You won’t want to see these items when you return.
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