What Can I Bring to Treatment?

Preparing for Treatment: What to Bring

Proper Attire:

Although dress is casual, we expect all patients to dress appropriately. Comfortable clothing is suggested. However, it must be in good taste.

Clothing Allowed:

  • Casual Clothing – 7 days worth (laundry facilities available)
  • Appropriate shoes and clothing for recreational activities.
  • Swimming suit – NO Bikinis or thongs
  • Appropriate undergarments
  • Shoes must be worn at all times when outside of your room
  • Clothes cannot be sexually suggestive. No tight clothes, short-shorts or skirts, low-cut blouses, midriff tops or see-through clothes.
  • Males must wear sleeved shirts (no tank tops).
  • No hats or caps.
  • Bathrobes and sleepwear cannot be worn outside patients room at anytime.
  • Do not sleep in the nude. Private parts of the body must be clothed.
  • No clothing advertising drugs/alcohol or other inappropriate symbolism is allowed.

Toiletries Allowed:

  • 1 Toothbrush
  • 1 tube of toothpaste
  • 1 comb/brush
  • 1 deodorant
  • 2 soaps
  • 10 plastic hangers
  • 1 pump hairspray/gel/mouse
  • 1 shampoo
  • 1 conditioner
  • A reasonable amount of make-up, feminine hygiene products, accessories/jewelry.

Items to be kept in cubby:

(Patients receive these items after 72-hours & checked by maintenance)

  • Hair dryers
  • Curling irons
  • rechargeable shavers
  • make-up in plasic containers


(Items Not Allowed in the Facility)

  • Razor blades, straight razors, safety razors (only electric shavers are allowed).
  • Knives/sharps i.e., screwdrivers, needles, pins, hooks, scissors etc.
  • Matches
  • Firearms of any sort, ammunition or any potential weapon.
  • Cigarette lighters (adults may have these).
  • Cell phones, cameras, beepers or personal computers.
  • Videos – no video may be brought from home at anytime.
  • Candy, food, beverages and/or snacks.
  • No Aerosol containers
  • No glass containers i.e., make-up mirrors, flower vases.
  • Nothing with alcohol as an ingredient in the first 5 ingredients


Patients may have spending money; however we recommend that large sums be kept in the safe. ($200.00 Maximum). Adolescents may have no more than $5.00 in their room/on their person.


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