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What to Bring to Residential Recovery

Congratulations! You’ve taken the first steps toward getting addiction treatment. Now, as you prepare to start your treatment journey, you may be getting a little nervous. Chances are you’re focusing on the details, like what to bring to treatment. Preparing and packing for residential treatment can seem challenging. But, with some guidance on what items to bring and suggestions for things that might be nice to have with you, you’ll be ready to go.

Items to pack for residential treatment include:

  • Clothing. Pack your everyday clothing, undergarments, a sweater or jacket, sleepwear, and shoes. Consider packing some athletic wear or workout-friendly clothing for any hands-on activities you may do during treatment. Most importantly, remember that you’ll want to be comfortable in whatever you wear. 
  • Toiletries. Bring your preferred items, such as toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush, comb, soaps, razor, dental floss, deodorant, and personal hygiene items.
  • Personal Items. Include personal items such as a journal, sketchbook, pens, pencils, book(s), a photo, or similar things. 
  • Medication and Care Items. Pack any prescription medication in its original containers. Also, pack any personal items such as glasses, hearing aids, retainers, or dentures.
  • Identification. Ensure your personal identification is with you for your stay.
  • Money. Packing a small amount of money may be helpful during your stay. Please check with your admissions counselor for more specific information. 

If you have other items you think would be helpful for you to have during your recovery, not on the what not to bring list below, please reach out to your admissions counselor for guidance on bringing those items.

What We Provide

In addition to a safe space for healing and recovery, Shadow Mountain Recovery provides for your basic needs during your stay. Items we provide include:

  • Food and water, taking into consideration any dietary restrictions you may have
  • Plates, utensils, cups, bowls, and cooking utensils
  • Bed linens, towels, washcloths, etc.
  • Furnished rooms that are comfortable and safe
  • Any equipment or supplies used for therapeutic activities

We want your stay’s focus to be on your health and well-being, and our facilities are designed to help you concentrate on recovery during your stay.

What Not To Bring to Residential Recovery

Your focus while at Shadow Mountain Recovery Centers is healing. We discourage you from bringing any item to treatment that might detract from your healing or someone else’s. Some items may not aid your recovery, and we ask you to refrain from bringing them with you. These items include:

  • Illegal substances
  • Firearms
  • Fireworks
  • Cigars, rolling tobacco, rolling papers, e-cigarettes pipe, or vape pens
  • Over-the-counter medications, including herbal remedies and vitamins
  • Electronic devices
  • Large amounts of cash or any valuable items like jewelry
  • Scents such as perfumes or colognes that may cause allergies for those around you

Please contact your admissions counselor if you have questions about any of the items listed or are questioning something you’d like to bring.

Important Guidelines for Treatment

Your time in rehabilitation is crucial to your long-term success and recovery. The center’s rules and regulations ensure that it’s safe for everyone and provides a stable healing environment. 

Understand and Follow the Rules

Please read and familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of the rehab center. These guidelines are in place for your safety and that of others and to increase the chances for a successful recovery for all in treatment.

Complete All Required Paperwork

Complete all the necessary documents, forms, and questionnaires, and sign all appropriate documentation before admission. Please let your admissions counselor know if you have questions about the paperwork or need help completing any required forms. Your admissions counselor also will work with you to ensure all the necessary paperwork is complete before your stay begins.

Know the Transportation Guidelines

Read and understand the transportation guidelines to know when you can leave the center and what you need to do when checking out. 

Working with treatment staff toward recovery is the best way to succeed in rehab. Following the guidelines is only one of the many ways you can work toward healing while at Shadow Mountain Recovery.

Rehab is a Brave Step

The journey through rehab to healing and recovery takes commitment, courage, and bravery. Shadow Mountain Recovery is here to help you through every step of your treatment.

The Shadow Mountain Recovery Center you choose should be safe and comfortable so you can focus on your health and well-being. Shadow Mountain Recovery is here to help develop the skills to cope and the tools needed to succeed in your recovery.