What to Bring to Rehab

Download our digital packing list for inpatient rehab at The Hope House.

By definition, attending rehab at an inpatient, residential facility means you will leave your typical surroundings and stay on-site for a period of time. While this level of treatment can be very effective and help you overcome your addiction, it also means bringing your key essentials with you that are inline with facility guidelines.

We’ve put together an approved packing list for The Hope House to ensure you bring all the items you’ll need with you, and set you up for greater success during your treatment.

What to Bring to Rehab

  • Some form of identification (Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • Health Insurance card
  • Prescription or pharmacy documentation

  • A week’s worth of clothing, appropriate for the respective season
  • Pajamas or other sleepwear
  • Appropriate, non-revealing swimwear for the pool and/or hot tub
  • Close-toed shoes for outdoor activities
  • Workout clothes for the gym
  • A sweater or indoor jacket

Clothing needs will vary by season and length of stay. Laundry facilities are available at all of The Hope House locations during your stay.

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mouthwash (alcohol-free)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Face wash and moisturizer
  • Basic make-up, if desired

Please work to ensure all hygiene products are alcohol-free. If you are only able to find products that list alcohol in the first three ingredients, you may bring them with you, but they will be locked away with staff when not in use.

The Hope House staff must be informed of any and all medications patients prior to arriving at treatment. If you are unsure if your prescribed medication is allowed, reach out to the admissions team.

  • List of prescribed medication along with dosages
  • Prescribed medications in original packaging

Find out What to Expect during your stay at The Hope House.

What NOT to Bring to Rehab

While ensuring you bring the right items with you to rehab, it is also important that you avoid bringing specific items.

To better set you up for success in treatment there are some items that we do not allow during treatment. However, special accommodations can be made in extenuating circumstances.

  • Personal vehicles
  • Weapons, scissors, mace, knives and more
  • Products containing alcohol (ie: some mouthwashes, etc)
  • Candles, incense, or air fresheners
  • Unapproved medications or over the counter medications (if you have prescription medications you need to continue taking, alert our staff prior to treatment for special accommodations.)
  • Expensive jewelry, expensive clothing, or any other high value items
  • Protein powder, energy drinks, steroids, or weight control products of any kind
  • Laptops, tablets, gaming devices/consoles, or any other internet connected devices

If you require electronic devices to continue working during rehab, we offer an Executive Treatment Program that custom tailors your treatment to your professional needs.

For easier packing, download The Hope House Packing Checklist here.