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.
Rehab centres have strict policies in place regard what an inpatient can bring with him or her. Majority of facilities give you a list of permitted and prohibited items.
The admission process begins as soon as you check in. 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. It is a habit with some centres to prepare a catalogue of the items which you bring in order to ensure that you do not leave anything behind when you leave.
However, all treatment centres allow you to bring in the necessities that are required. Every clinic has rules on additional items.
Please make sure to consult your rehab with allowed and prohibited things to bring or you can check on their page online. Alternatively, you can also look for the frequently asked questions [FAQs] section if the page mentioned above does not exist. Many centres give their future patients a packing checklist which you can refer to. Calling the rehab centre is an option in case you can't find packing information anywhere on the site. The staff will guide you on this matter. If you have any doubts you will find all the answers and explanations before your admission.
The things allowed in one rehab may not be allowed in others.
Majority of centres advise patients to bring these:
It is common for rehabs to have strict dress policy in place and that's why you should check with the centre first. 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.
There will be provisions for you to clean clothes in the facility. It is best to take along only those clothes that can be cleaned easily.
Keep the weather in mind and bring a seven day weather-appropriate set of clothes like.
All personal hygiene and beauty items have to be 100% alcohol-free in most rehabilitation centres. However, these requirements varies from one centre to another. Aerosols are not allowed
These toiletries and personal products should be enough you to last thirty days especially:
Certain items are not allowed inside the premises of rehab centres. These are important to warrant a safe environment that is conducive to your wellness and recovery. The names of items in the prohibited items list vary from facility to facility; however nearly every centre prohibits these:
While you might not expect certain things to be banned, like electronic products and sport equipment, but many centres do not allow them. The idea behind banning them is to minimize distractions and help you stay focused on recovery. However, some of the rehabs could facilitate you to get these equipments on some days.
No food and drinks from cooked or prepared by external sources are allowed. 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.
There are clinics that may permit items that are forbidden in others as every centre has its regulations. These are some of the items that may be allowed or not allowed in the facilities:
It is possible that by mistake you pack something that is not allowed, but you should not worry in case this happens. The personnel will just endorse it to your accompanying friend or loved one. In case you got no one with you at the time of admission, they will hold the item for 24 hours until your representative can claim it. Your objects can be kept at the centre until you finish your therapy.
In case you live alone and are planning to check in by yourself. Make sure you review the regulations of your centre by calling them. In case you pack something, which is prohibited by mistake you will want to ensure that those items will be returned during some stage. Make sure your objects are sent back to your house if they are not kept by the clinic.
Packing For Rehab Can Be Easy You are just required to follow the policies of the centres and ask plenty of questions if you are unsure about any items. Look for a packing checklist on the website of the rehab will make the process of packing even easier. 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 treatment specialists can provide you the assistance needed to find a centre best suited to your requirements.
We can connect you with one if you get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509 .