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Comprehensive Packing Guide for Your Detox & Rehabilitation Treatment

Preparing for your stay requires careful planning to ensure a successful recovery journey

What To Bring:

Contact Information and Medication:

  • Prepare a list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of loved ones, healthcare professionals, 12-step sponsors, etc.
  • Bring existing prescription medication in its original pharmacy bottle with intact information labels. Ensure that any liquid medications are new and sealed.
  • Include a list of all your prescriptions and dosages.
  • Carry a small sum of cash ($50 to $100 in smaller bills) for store runs.
  • Don’t forget to bring your credit card or debit card to pay for treatment medications.
  • Keep your insurance cards and valid photo identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) handy.
  • Consider bringing photos of your loved ones to keep in your room for emotional support

Clothing Items:

Pack 15 days’ worth of relaxed, seasonal, and weather-appropriate clothing, including:
  • Comfy shoes for everyday wear, sneakers for activities/sports, and flip-flops for the shower.
  • Relaxed, non-revealing cover-up shirts.
  • Jeans and shorts of appropriate length.
  • Socks and underwear.
  • A bathing suit (one-piece for women, trunks for men).
  • Pajamas, a light jacket, a belt, and a hat.

Entertainment and Leisure:

  • Bring printed books for leisure reading. Note that tablets or smartphones connected to the internet are not allowed.
  • If you are a smoker, pack a one-month supply of cigarettes. Juul vapes are permitted, but please refrain from bringing e-vape liquid.

Toiletries and Beauty Products:

Ensure that all health and beauty products are alcohol-free. Avoid aerosol sprays. Bring a 30-day supply of the following:
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Pump hair spray (no aerosols)
  • Hairbrush
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Sunscreen
  • Cosmetics

Items Not Allowed:

  • Weapons (guns, knives, scissors, sharp objects, etc.)
  • Protein powders/energy supplements
  • Pornography
  • Food or beverages
  • Toiletries and beauty products containing alcohol (mouthwash, perfume, etc.)
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Unapproved or previously opened retail medications
  • Nail polish and polish remover
  • Video games and DVDs
  • Sports equipment
  • Suggestive or revealing clothing (tank tops, sleeveless shirts, midriff-baring tops, etc.)
  • Aerosols
  • Electronics (televisions, gaming consoles, etc.)
  • Games and playing cards
  • Candles and incense
  • Suggestive clothing featuring drugs, alcohol, or violence

By packing thoughtfully and following this comprehensive guide, you can ensure a successful stay. Remember to bring essential documents, medications, comfortable clothing, and alcohol-free toiletries to support your recovery journey. Comply with the facility’s guidelines regarding prohibited items to maintain a safe and conducive environment. With proper preparation, you can focus on your well-being and maximize the benefits of your rehab experience.

Addiction can take a toll on every aspect of your life, but at BriteLife Recovery, our experienced team and cutting-edge addiction treatment programs can help you regain control of your life and start on the path to lasting recovery. We offer individualized care and a holistic approach to healing at both of our locations - in Hanover, Pennsylvania and on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Our programs are tailored to your unique needs, and our goal is to help you overcome addiction so you can live your best life. Contact us today to start your journey to recovery and reclaim your life.

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