Every therapy clinic permits certain things while forbids others and this is very important to know this once getting ready for treatment.
What you can carry to rehabilitation is subject to clinics' severe regulations. These prohibited items will be outlined in a form before come in so you are aware.
You will be required to check in after you arrive at the rehab and begin the process for the admission. The staff will carefully check your belonging to ensure you are not carrying any banned substance or item with you. All the details of what you came in with will be recorded in the patient property book.
However, all treatment centres allow you to bring in the necessities that are required. This policy though may differ from one treatment centre to another.
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. Alternatively, you can also look for the frequently asked questions [FAQs] section if the page mentioned above does not exist. The patients are also given hard copies with all the items listed. If you are still unable to find the information required you are advised to contact the admissions office of the rehab. 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.
For the better part, you are recommended to carry the following:
Be conscious of any limitations on the dress code while packing because most clinics have one. In case where you are not sure, consider to bring articles that you can use in layering in case of cold weather.
This however does not mean that you should carry your whole closet.
There will be provisions for you to clean clothes in the facility. Clothes that are easily cleaned are the best to carry.
Keep the weather in mind and bring a seven day weather-appropriate set of clothes like.
Rehab centres require every toiletries and beauty products to be free absolutely from alcohol. Some may allow you to bring products, which do not have alcohol within the first three ingredients that are listed. Aerosols are not allowed
Personal hygiene and beauty products that last for a month have to be carried along and they are:
There are some items that are never allowed inside the centres. The prohibited items are not allowed to keep you safe and on the path of recovery Most of the following item are not allowed in many rehabs:
Playing cards, games and movies may be surprising contrabands for you but rules are rules. 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. During certain times, the centres itself will make the arrangements necessary to make items like these available to you.
You will also find that food from outside and drinks are banned because the centres maintain a moderate sugar and caffeine environment. Three healthy meals, beverages, and snacks are provided by the centre. All your diet needs will be fully taken care of by the rehab chefs.
Each has their own rules and policies so do not expect that it is standard to all. The list below includes items that are permitted by some centres:
Don't freak out if you bring along something forbidden after you get to the clinic. In all likelihood, the centre will handover the item to the individual who accompanied you. Someone you trust can also come to pick them up from the facility. You may also choose to pick the after the session ends.
You are likely to travel alone if you are commuting by air and so there won't be anyone to take the prohibited items home. You are therefore recommended to call your rehab centres before you leave home to double check their policies. Any prohibited items that they have confiscated are expected to be returned. In case the centre doesn't store them, request them to send the items to your home address.
Packing For Rehab To ensure smooth and easy process when checking in, just follow your centre's rules and policies about allowed items. Ask for a checklist whenever available so you can use as a guide. Follow the general rule and try to pack light to keep it down to the necessities.
A number of treatment centres will allow you to bring certain things, which can make your life comfortable during the treatment. Talk to our experts who can assist you in your goal of locating a suitable treatment centre.
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