Going to rehab isn't exactly a vacation but it pays to know what to bring and what things are permitted inside the treatment facility.
Some items are prohibited in the rehab centres. A recommended packing list is provided by most centres, which also provide you with a list of items that are prohibited.
You will be required to check in after you arrive at the rehab and begin the process for the admission. During this time, the admissions team belonging to the centres will inspect your belongings to ensure safety and to understand whether any prohibited items are also included. Many inpatient facilities record the stuff you bring in their database in order to ensure none of your stuff is left behind when you check out.
Some are only allowing bare necessities into the facility. Every clinic has rules on additional items.
Have a look at the "What to Bring" section of your clinic's website you don't know what is allowed and prohibited or queries about packing. Search for the FAQ page if that section is not present. Many centres give their future patients a packing checklist which you can refer to. Alternatively, you can get in touch directly with the rehab administrators. They will let you know of all the items. At the same time, they can walk you through and guide you on what to expect prior, during and after admission.
The policy of every rehab centre is different, and some can be expected to be stricter than the others.
Majority of centres advise patients to bring these:
Some centres have prescribed dress codes or limitations that you have to consider. If you are not sure about how to pack for the weather, you should be looking forward to packing layering options like T-shirts, sweaters, cardigans and jackets.
This however does not mean that you should carry your whole closet.
Patients enjoy access to common laundry machines and therefore clothing that will last you for 7-10 days will be more than enough. Try not to bring clothes which require special washing like dry cleaning for example.
You should carry along about seven days of comfortable and with appropriate clothing, including the following:
Majority of rehabs allow only alcohol-free hygiene and cosmetic products. While other centres may allow you to bring products with alcohol component as long as it is not listed as one of the top three ingredients. No aerosols are allowed.
You should be taking along 30-day requirements of toiletries and beauty products, including:
Almost all treatment centres have a list of forbidden items and they enforce a set of rules. These items don't guarantee the proper surroundings for your retrieval and aren't safe Please find below the list of objects that are forbidden, it may be different from clinic to clinic:
Games and playing cards, video games and DVDs, and sporting apparatus may leave you wondering. However, the items are prohibited with the intention to help you to avoid distractions and to provide you an opportunity to remain focused on your recovery. The centre houses most such items and you will enjoy access to them as per the guidelines of your centre.
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 You will have to inform the centre if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies.
Because policies differ from centre to centre, it is possible to find that some items are allowed in one and not in another. The list below includes items that are permitted by some centres:
It is possible that by mistake you pack something that is not allowed, but you should not worry in case this happens. The forbidden objects that you carried to the clinic will be given back to the person who took you there. In case you came alone, the centre might hold the item for a certain period of time, during which someone from your family can collect it. It is possible that the centre might store the item till your release day.
If you are traveling from a distant location and are arriving by air it is likely that you will not have a loved one with you during the admission to take the prohibited items back. You should check with the centre what items are allowed and what are not before packing. You will wish to have back your forbidden objects packed by error. In case they do not do temporary safe keeping, then inquire if they can facilitate shipment to someone you know.
Make Packing For Rehab Simple If you have all the information from the rehab, this process becomes less hectic. They always have documents that give details of this information. Don't pack too many things; only carry things you need.
A number of treatment centres will allow you to bring certain things, which can make your life comfortable during the treatment. Our specialists are more than ready to help you find a centre that allows you to do just that.
Contact us now on 0800 246 1509 so we can match a centre to your needs.