things to bring to drug rehab

Many People Ask What Things to Bring to Drug Rehab

A person packing things to bring to rehabMany people entering treatment wonder about what things to bring to drug rehab. Remember, you are here for a short time to get better and to recover. Be comfortable, be ready to work on yourself, and be ready to have some fun doing it! We are located in Los Angeles, California where it’s never too hot and never too cold! That being said, it’s better to be safe than sorry and come prepared. A lot of times people show up with way too much stuff and we have to send a lot of it home.

Keep in mind that you are only here for a short time so you don’t need to bring your entire room with you! We can also always have your family ship items to you or arrange for you to go to the store if your case manager deems it necessary and appropriate. Hopefully, this list below gives a little outline on what things to bring to rehab!

Things To Bring To Drug Rehab


Please pack for a variety of activities. You may bring as much clothing as you would like but it has to fit in no more than 1 piece of luggage, 1 carry-on, and 1 personal bag. In order to pack accordingly, please be advised that only casual dress and exercise clothing are necessary. Remember to also pack sleeping garments that are comfortable, especially if you will be undergoing medical detoxification.

Bedding and Linens

We will provide you with bedding and linens. You will not need to bring pillows, towels, sheets, etc. If you would prefer to bring your own items, such as therapeutic pillows, you may do so. Remember that these have to fit in the authorized amount of luggage.


There are laundry facilities onsite available for your personal use. Detergent is provided by the facility. If you have allergies to a particular type of detergent we will provide your preferred alternative.


Please bring your drivers license, passport or photo ID. We will take any documents and lock it in our safe for your stay here until your discharge. You are allowed to retrieve your ID.


Please bring your insurance card for insurance verification and any other medical identification or documents that could assist us in processing your insurance claim.


Please bring all the prescriptions medications and over-the-counter medications you are currently prescribed or taking. In order to use certain types of medications, vitamins or supplements they must be in a sealed bottle. Unauthorized medications, vitamins or supplements will be destroyed. Don’t hesitate to bring any medication that you currently take with you. Our team of Addiction Specialist and Medical Doctors will go through your medical and psychiatric history to find out which pharmaceutical aids, if any, will be best for you.

Personal Toiletries

You may bring all the personal toiletries you would like with you to treatment. Please note that they must all be alcohol-free. Fragrances and colognes are an exception to this rule but they must be kept in the administration office. You will be able to access these products at your convenience. If you run out of a certain product during your stay, we do a weekly store run where you can pick up whatever toiletries you may need!

Cell Phones and Computer

You may bring your cell phone and computer. During the first 30 days of treatment, you will only have access to your cell phone and Computer on a limited basis as arranged by your case manager.


All electronic devices that cannot connect to a wireless internet or cell signal to send or receive data are authorized. Please note that listening devices that amplify sound for external broadcast are not allowed at the facility, i.e. speakers or docking systems. MP3 players and iPods are examples of approved listening devices. We encourage you to listen to and enjoy your music, but we also want you to stay safe while doing it.

What Not To Bring To Drug Rehab

Please do not bring the following items to treatment. If you have questions about why, please contact us and we will happily explain.

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Aerosol
  • Matches
  • Cameras
  • Weapons
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • Butane Lighters
  • Unauthorized Medications

Call us to Address any Questions, Concerns or Individual Needs

If you are still unsure about what things to bring to drug rehab, you can reach the Authentic Recovery Center admissions department at 866-256-0051.