Now that you’ve made the decision to come for detox and residential treatment, you may have a few questions about what you should bring. We want you to have a safe and comfortable detox and so we have come up with a list of dos and don’ts that will help you and our other clients stay safe and have an excellent experience. Most of our activities, groups, therapy sessions and treatment programming occurs at the house. Therefore, we recommend comfortable clothing that will allow you to focus on getting better.
You will have plenty of opportunities to go “off-site” during your stay. We go to the gym first thing in the morning and so work-out gear is recommended. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to go to one of the many types of 12-step and non-12-step meetings and the dress code for these is casual. On the weekends, we have many group activities that take place and so you will want to bring a few outfits for those as well. We have complied a brief list of items that we think should be helpful for you to have with you for your stay as well as a number of things not to bring.
If you have a question or concern about what to bring, please feel free to contact one of our team members and we will help you decide what to bring.
Things You Are Allowed to Bring
- Photo ID
- Insurance card
- All Prescriptions
- Money for incidentals
- Laundry bag
- Under garments
- Jacket/sweater for cooler nights
- Hat or cap
- Bathing suit (to tan outside there is no swimming pool on the premesis)
- Headset or CD player (no internet access allowed unless previously requested)
- Alcohol free personal hygiene products, including bath soap, deodorant, shampoo, razors (stay locked up), toothpaste and toothbrush
- Hairdryer (will be stored with staff)
- Flat Iron (will be stored with staff)
Things You Are Not Allowed to Bring
To provide the safest and most effective detox treatment for our clients, we do not permit certain items to be brought into the facility, including:
- A no brainer but it needs to be said that we have a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol of any kind.
- Pot/Marijuana/Weed/Wax Pens. These are drugs and they will be confiscated. See above.
- Expensive jewelry or watches.
- Prescription medication without a valid prescription. All medications must come in the original bottle with your name on it.
- Over the counter medication – must be approved by doctor.
- Any products containing alcohol (e.g. mouthwash, perfume, hairspray, or cologne).
- Hair dye, nail polish or polish remover.
- Candles, incense or sage
- Pornographic material
- Energy drinks
- Clove cigarettes
- Scissors or tweezers
- Anything brought of value (e.g. gaming systems, cash, cc) will be locked in the safe and returned to you upon discharge.
- Clothing glorifying any kind of alcohol, drug use or violence.
- Music that promotes violence, drug abuse or that has sexually explicit lyrics