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List of 22 Things to Pack for Drug Rehab

January 27, 2016 - , , , , - 0 Comments

Whether you are staying for a week or a month, knowing what to pack for rehab will make your stay more comfortable. Yet, it can be challenging trying to figure out how to fit everything you need into your bags. You may also discover that everyone has a different opinion about what helps them during their time in a treatment program. Although every rehab is different and may have specific requirements regarding what types of items are allowed to be brought along, this list covers the 22 most common items that people find useful during treatment so that you can pack your bags with confidence.

  1. Health insurance cards and contact information
  2. Personal identification (driver’s license, state issued I.D., or passport)
  3. Prescription medications (check your rehab policy regarding requirements for storage and labeling)
  4. A week’s worth of clothing, including pants, shirts, pajamas, socks and underwear that meet any dress codes that may be in place
  5. Swimsuit for programs with a swimming pool
  6. Slippers or non-skid socks
  7. Small amount of cash for purchases and vending machines
  8. Stamps and stationary for writing letters to loved ones
  9. Personal journal and pen
  10. Laptop if your program allows electronics
  11. Music player and headphones
  12. Reading materials such as magazines, books and devotionals
  13. Feminine hygiene products if you are a woman
  14. Toothbrush
  15. Toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthwash
  16. Sunscreen
  17. Hairbrush or comb
  18. Deodorant
  19. Shampoo, conditioner and hair styling products
  20. Contact information for anyone you want involved with your treatment such as family members or close friends
  21. Pillow and favorite blanket if you prefer a certain type
  22. Photographs of loved ones

As you prepare your bags for rehab, remember that it is important to focus on only taking what you need to feel comfortable. For the most part, anything you happen to forget or run out of can be brought to you later by family and friends. It is also important to remember that your time in rehab should be spent focusing on recovery. While you will be provided with plenty of time for recreation, you may need to avoid bringing anything that could generate stress such as work materials. During the packing process, avoid overthinking each item and instead focus on the positive changes you will enjoy in your life by making the choice to pursue recovery.

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