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Rehab Packing List: What to Bring

Rehab Packing List – What to Bring

Heading into rehab, but not sure what to pack for treatment? Whether you’re preparing belongings for yourself or a loved one, there are crucial items you should bring to drug rehab to help make your treatment process that much easier. There are also some items that are forbidden from entering the facility, so it’s important to make sure that you don’t bring any restricted items. If you are entering into drug or alcohol detox at Banyan Stuart, we encourage you to keep reading for tips on building your rehab packing list.


What Should I Bring to Rehab?

What to bring to rehab will depend on a variety of factors, such as the person’s age, mental state, and length of stay. This is especially true if you’re attending a long-term program for residential addiction treatment at the Stuart, Florida, Banyan Treatment Center. When packing for a stay at a drug and alcohol rehab facility, you should bring items including:

  • Two weeks’ worth of comfortable clothing
  • Toiletries, such as a toothbrush, shampoo, and conditioner
  • Inspirational reading
  • Photos of friends, family, and loved ones
  • Blow dryer, flat iron, or beard trimmers
  • Any prescription medications that aren’t narcotic
  • Documents, including your ID, insurance card, prescription information
  • Nicotine products such as unopened cigarettes or disposable vapes

If you intend to use nicotine during your stay, please keep in mind that state age restrictions are strictly enforced. That means anyone under the age of 21 must adhere to these laws. When packing for rehab, it’s important to ensure that you have the right rehab clothing. Weather-appropriate clothing that isn’t revealing in nature or obscene is ideal. You should not pack clothing that is too revealing or clothing that has graphics or wording that can be offensive to other patients.

We also recommend considering what your comfort items are. For some people, it could be a journal that they utilize to process troubling thoughts or daily events. This is an especially important item considering the in-depth work you will be contributing to your wellness and recovery. It is also worthwhile to consider bringing something like a stuffed animal, childhood blanket, or other belongings that allow you to bring a piece of home with you on this incredibly important journey.


What Should I Keep Off of My Rehab Packing List?

When building your rehab packing list, it’s also important to understand which items aren’t allowed in the rehab facility. There are certain medications, materials, and items that are forbidden from our drug and alcohol detox center. You cannot bring items such as:

  • Non-disposable vapes
  • Chewing tobacco
  • Open or loose tobacco products
  • Cigars
  • Valuables, including jewelry or cash
  • Pets
  • Makeup (during detox)
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Electronics (phones will be locked up upon arrival)
  • Pornographic materials
  • Weapons

It should go without saying that alcohol and unapproved/prescribed narcotics are strictly prohibited from the premises. This is to not only protect your own progress but bringing these items greatly heightens the likelihood of another person at the facility relapsing. It goes against the exact thing you are coming here to do, and any deviation from this rule can result in serious consequences.

For a full list of what you can bring to rehab at our facility, please review our packing list. Items that can distract you from your recovery or hinder another patient’s recovery are strictly forbidden from our detox and residential treatment programs at our Stuart, Florida, rehab.


Take the Steps Towards Recovery With Banyan

With a variety of effective therapy methods to choose from, patients and staff will have the opportunity to comprehensively address the matter at hand while digging deeper into what may have caused it. For instance, psychodynamic therapy allows patients to take an involved approach to better understand their addiction and take into account past traumas that continue to inform it.

We invite you to call our team for more information on what to bring to drug rehab. We can provide information on packing lists, checklists, and more about items that are forbidden from our facility. When in doubt about an item, it is best to leave it at home.


If you’d like more information about our Stuart, Florida, drug rehab programs, or if you’re ready to begin the treatment process, call our facility at 888-280-4763 today.


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Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Rehab Packing List: What to Bring
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