Please make sure to consult your rehab with allowed and prohibited things to bring or you can check on their page online. You can also get this info on their website. Some centres are known to offer packing checklists, which is printable that you can refer to while packing. Alternatively, you can get in touch directly with the rehab administrators. They will let you know of all the items. They can also provide you the information regarding the procedure for the admission along with providing you an explanation for their policies if you have any concerns.
Recommended Items List For Rehabilitation
It is a given that rules vary from one centre to another, others are still while others are a bit lenient.
Please find below the endorsed items:
Details of people who form your support group (family and close friends, doctors, 12-step sponsors, and others).
Your wedding ring or watch or other everyday jewellery items.
Other jewellery with no sentimental value should be left at home.
An alarm clock without a radio.
In other facilities, all necessities are provided and you are required to bring only yourself.
The medications that the patient will be using.
Medication in liquid form should be sealed and in the freshest condition.
You are also allowed to carry a list of all your medications along with the dosages required.
Some money but not a lot of it.
Credit cards that will be used to cater for the expenses inside the rehab.
Identification cards and insurance cards where they are necessary.
A phone card (when your clinic needs them for international phone calls).
A notebook or a journal.
If you want to mail letters, carry stamps, postcards, and envelopes with you.
Pictures of your loved ones to be retained within your room or your wallet.
Most rehabs provide inpatients with books and magazines to read.
Reading material you want to bring have to be about retrieval, self- help or spiritually focused.
TIP: It is recommended that you carry just paperback books because they are easy to carry around than hardcovers.
What Clothing You Can Carry
Most centres for rehab adhere to a strict dress code, and therefore, it is essential for you to be aware about any restrictions, which may apply during the packing. You can prepare yourself by carrying a cloth that can be comfortable in all types of weather.
Bear in mind that the space within your room could be limited, and therefore, you are advised not to over pack.
Patients enjoy access to common laundry machines and therefore clothing that will last you for 7-10 days will be more than enough. It is best to take along only those clothes that can be cleaned easily.
Some of the best type of clothing to bring along with you are:
Shoes: An everyday comfortable shoes, a training or sports shoes for fitness activities, and flip flops for showering
Shirts: If you have tank tops you should also be looking forward to packing some cardigans to wear along with them to comply with the dress code of the centres.
Pants: Comfortable pants fit for any occasion
Shorts: These also need to be suitable to comply with the centres dress code.
Carry a few clothes that will be used for important events.
A bathing suit: a one piece for women and trunks for men.
A hat: it is possible that the centres may not allow hats indoors.
Hygiene And Cosmetic Products You Should Bring
Rehab centres require every toiletries and beauty products to be free absolutely from alcohol. However, these requirements varies from one centre to another. Aerosols are not allowed.
You should hygiene and cosmetic products that should last a month:
A toothpaste and toothbrush
Shampoo and conditioner
Hair styling spray
Products used mostly by females
Which Items Are Prohibited
All rehabs have strict rules and do not allow certain prohibited items within the centres. These items don't guarantee the proper surroundings for your retrieval and aren't safe These are the screened contrabands:
Alcohol as well as drugs
Medicines that are not prescribed
Sharp objects and weapons
Foods and drinks
Personal hygiene and beauty products that have alcohol (mouthwash, colognes, etc.)
Electronic cigarettes of any form of vape.
Unsealed over-the-counter medicines
Nail polish, polish remover or synthetic nail associated products
Video games and movies in any media
Cleaning products (bleach, ammonia, etc.)
Electronics [televisions, gaming consoles, etc.]
Games and playing cards
Candles and incense
Statement shirts with explicit or statements in reference to drugs, violence or substance abuse
While you might not expect certain things to be banned, like electronic products and sport equipment, but many centres do not allow them. Retrieval will be better off without such distractions. During certain times, the centres itself will make the arrangements necessary to make items like these available to you.
You will also find that food from outside and drinks are banned because the centres maintain a moderate sugar and caffeine environment. You will be given three meals per day, snacks, and drinks All your diet needs will be fully taken care of by the rehab chefs.
Items Which Some Facilities Allow And Some Do Not
There are clinics that may permit items that are forbidden in others as every centre has its regulations. While a number of things are prohibited across-the-board exceptions may be made by some facilities for the following.
Smartphones and Laptops
However, the access of these items will be regulated as per the policy of your centre.
Just make sure that your chargers and power cords are brought with you.
You may be allowed to smoke at some time.
A limit to cartons available at these centres is usually established.
Vitamins and OTC Medications
They have to be new not previously opened.
These must also be new.
MP3 and CD Players
You should not be able to access the internet with these device else it will taken from you.
Cameras should also not access the internet.
Throwaway or Electric Razors
Because there is risk of injury, many centres don't allow them.
Disposable razors are allowed in most cases.
Some allow nail clippers, some don't.
Items To Make Your Room Feel Like Home
Many centres allow patients to bring their own mattresses and pillows and other stuff to give their room a more homely appearance.
However, all these items should be allowed first.
Will My Property Be Handed Over If It Was Confiscated Upon Admission
Your property will always be safe. In all likelihood, the centre will handover the item to the individual who accompanied you. Someone you trust can also come to pick them up from the facility. It is possible that the centre might store the item till your release day.
In case you live alone and are planning to check in by yourself. We highly recommend that you consult and clarify with the rehab centre first about their policies and other things of concern. In case you pack something, which is prohibited by mistake you will want to ensure that those items will be returned during some stage. If the centres do not store the items, you can ask them to ship them back for you.
Packing For Rehabilitation Can Be Easy To ensure smooth and easy process when checking in, just follow your centre's rules and policies about allowed items. Ask for a checklist whenever available so you can use as a guide. Don't pack too many things; only carry things you need.
Act Now For Help
There are a lot of facilities that permits you to personal items to decorate or personalize your space. Our treatment specialists can provide you the assistance needed to find a centre best suited to your requirements.
We can connect you with one if you get in touch with us on 0800 772 3971 .