Residential Treatment: Things to Bring

  • what to bring to rehab first step centerInsurance Card, Prescription Card, Photo I.D.
  • Copy of advanced Directives
  • Money for: co-payments, deductibles, personal needs, etc.
  • Clothing and toiletries
    • Electric razors
    • Beard or mustache groomer
    • Shaving soother (non-alcoholic)
    • Toothbrush and paste
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Facial-hair cream
    • A minimum of seven days of clothing (consider the seasonal temperatures of arrival)
    • Socks
    • Undergarments
    • Sleepwear
    • Jeans
    • Shirts (long and short sleeve)
    • Sneakers
    • House slippers
    • Exercise clothing and shoes (modest coverings)
    • Hiking boots and socks with hat or ball cap
    • Sunglasses
    • Hemmed shorts
    • Swim suit
  • Writing supplies
  • Pictures of family and loved ones
  • Unopened cigarettes; if applicable
  • A list of family phone numbers and addresses you might need
  • A list of practitioner phone numbers and addresses you might need
  • Stamps, stationery, envelopes
  • Personal journal or notebook (one is provided upon arrival)

Things to Leave Behind

  • Products with any alcohol content or caustic chemicals, i.e. mouthwash, hair spray, red
    wine vinegar, perfume, nail polish, nail polish remover, or flammable products
  • Food items
  • E-cigarettes and vaping equipment, Chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, matches
  • Aerosols of any kind, glue, candles, incense
  • Inappropriate or provocative clothing
  • Any clothing depicting alcohol, drugs, gang and/or racial words/pictures
  • Sexually explicit materials: magazines, books, posters, clothing
  • Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives
  • Alcohol, illegal substances and over-the counter medications

Medication Information for What to Bring to Rehab

  • All medications, supplements or over the counter products are subject to approval by a
  • First Step Center medical provider, registered dietitian and/or other member of treatment team.
  • All over-the-counter medications and supplements must be in their original sealed containers.
  • Medications must be prescribed by your medical provider
  • First Step Center medical providers will evaluate all medications brought to the center.
  • All medications must be in their original container with the prescription label attached—no exceptions.
  • Medications not labeled, and/or with a potential for abuse or dependency, will be destroyed.
  • If you have a new or rare (costly) medication, bring your full supply.
  • You may be asked to surrender any controlled medications not used per the attending physician’s orders; these medications may be destroyed.

Any restricted items brought to First Step Center will be handled by any of the following:

  • Sent home with whomever comes with you on the day of admission
  • Stored in your luggage in a secure holding room of which you will not have access during your stay

*Please be aware that there may be some items which are not on this list that the staff will disallow. This list is subject to change or expansion without notice at the discretion of the treatment team.