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  • For some drug rehab centers, you are not able to bring books with you as reading materials are already provided to you. However, some treatment centers allow you to bring books if they are of the self-help or recovery variety.

    As always, each drug and alcohol rehab program may be different. Contact your prospective rehab facility to learn more about their policies regarding bringing your own books to rehab.

    What Items Can I Bring To Rehab?

    When you begin the admissions process, healthcare professionals will examine your personal items to determine if they are eligible.

    The following items can be brought to a treatment facility:

    • personal hygiene products such as deodorant, lotion, and conditioner
    • toiletries such as a toothbrush and toothpaste
    • alcohol-free mouthwash
    • a bathing suit (a one-piece for women and trunks for men)
    • flip flops for showering
    • sealed sunscreen
    • driver’s license
    • feminine hygiene products
    • insurance card
    • your emergency contact list including phone numbers
    • a small amount of cash for the vending machine or other products

    Many rehab centers have a dress code. It is recommended that a person packs layers such as sweaters, t-shirts, and multiple pant options. Additionally, you should bring a bathrobe and undergarments.

    What Items Am I Not Allowed To Bring To Rehab?

    Some of the prohibited items you may not be allowed to bring to a recovery center include:

    • aerosol products including hair spray or sunscreen
    • sharp objects such as nail clippers or razors
    • vaping products or cigarettes
    • vitamins of herbal supplements
    • cell phones or laptops
    • valuables
    • over-the-counter medications
    • items containing alcohol such as nail polish remover or mouthwash
    • tank tops for women or sleeveless shirts for men which go against the dress code

    In some cases, vitamins and supplements can be brought if they are sealed. However, your doctor may suggest the discontinuation of certain supplements if they interact with prescription medications you are required to take to assist you in recovery.

    Types Of Addiction Treatment

    There are numerous drug addiction treatment programs for you to consider.

    Medical Detoxification

    To begin with, a treatment option necessary for you may include detox. Through this process, healthcare professionals monitor you as harmful chemicals are removed from your system.

    These dangerous toxins are brought on by substance abuse. You will be taken care of throughout the detoxification process as withdrawal symptoms may take place.

    Inpatient Treatment

    Those who require extensive treatment may consider an inpatient rehab center. As an inpatient, you will remain on-site 24/7 with access to medications and healthcare workers.

    Additionally, inpatient care offers a peaceful environment with structure to ensure you receive the utmost care. Those suffering from co-occurring disorders such as a mental health disorder and substance use disorder may benefit from inpatient treatment.

    Outpatient Treatment

    As an outpatient, you can visit the center at various times during the week. Your team of healthcare workers will determine the dates and times.

    While you may participate in therapy options on-site, it’s also crucial to have a strong support system with family members when you go home. Attending support groups can also be helpful.

    If you or a loved one are struggling with drug addiction or a mental health issue, consider Ark Behavioral Health. At our treatment center, we offer numerous treatment plans catered to your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.
    Article Sources

    National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus - Drug Addiction
    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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