Rehab is an imperative step on the road to recovery, without the help of a residential treatment facility in California, one will face a variety of challenges. Physical and mental withdrawals are very difficult to overcome, thankfully you can receive help with our program, including this handy guide of ‘What to Pack.’
We’re so happy you have decided to take action and better your life by entering an addiction treatment center. Treatment is a time in which the body repairs itself and overcomes withdrawals. With the help of proper medication, nutrition, and sleep, those struggling with substance abuse issues will experience minimal discomfort.
At Circle of Hope, we pride ourselves on offering the highest level of care available at a treatment center in California. This allows our clients to be comfortable throughout their stay at our treatment center, which will greatly help improve their chances of achieving long-term recovery.
Packing for Treatment
Most people will be in our treatment center anywhere from 30 to 90 days, so you want to make sure you have at least a few different outfits to choose from. Some clothing items you may want to bring with you:
- Shoes, shirts, pants, shorts, socks
- Light Jacket/coat
Please, DO NOT bring shirts that have pictures of alcohol or drugs on them, as this can trigger patients. We offer laundry services at Circle of Hope, so you don’t have to over-pack. Staying at an alcohol or drug abuse treatment center, you are going to be on a much stricter schedule than the one you are probably used to. You won’t be able to just “run out” to grab something at a moment’s notice.
Some personal care items you may want to bring with you:
- Toothbrush/ toothpaste
- Shampoo/ conditioner
- Face wash
- Body wash
- Lotion/ moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
Please Be Sure to Not Bring Any Personal Care Items Containing Alcohol
Though you will have a stricter schedule throughout the drug rehab program, you will also have plenty of downtime. This means you will have time to really reflect upon your life present, past, and future. It helps to have a journal on hand to record how things are going, how you are feeling, or simply to record your goals and dreams. Also, if you are a reader, books and magazines are also permitted as long as they don’t promote drug paraphernalia or substance abuse.
- Alarm clock
- Books or magazines
- Personal journal
If needed, you should bring money with you to purchase nicotine products or prescription co-pays. We will keep your money in your file or personal locker while in our program so that you do not have to concern yourself with purchasing items or medication. If you typically do not carry cash, you can bring your credit or debit card with you and we will add it to your file. If you forget, a loved one can always place some type of payment on file for you. You’ll need your insurance card and government-issued ID, this just makes the intake process a bit easier. Please also bring any medicines your doctor prescribed to you that you take on a regular basis. We don’t want you to go without these important medications for any period of time. Of course, leave any hazardous items, narcotic drugs of any kind, and alcohol at home. If these items are brought in, they will be confiscated and disposed of.
Other items that may be helpful during your stay:
- Family photos or sentimental items
- Notebooks or journals
- Books or magazines
- Sketchbooks, coloring books, or activity books like crossword puzzles