What Items Are Allowed in a Rehab Program?
Certain items are allowed in certain rehab programs while others are prohibited. Although some policies in particular vary from facility to facility, most programs are similar when it comes to the items they allow during a patient’s stay in rehab. Call 800-481-6320Who Answers? now to find a safe, reliable rehab program that will cater to your needs and help you recover from addiction quickly.
Policies May Differ
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Treatment approaches and individual programs continue to evolve and diversify,” and in general, most rehab facilities have their own policies and practices that can differ greatly from another’s. Therefore, it is important to call your treatment facility before you are admitted to find out what they allow and do not allow.
Different facilities often have differing policies on prescription medications, as well as cell phones and laptops, and whether or not these items should be brought to the program. It is always better to ask than to just bring something, assuming it is allowed, but you may be pleasantly surprised when you do. Also, if you have extenuating circumstances, certain policies may be bent to meet them. For example, if you have to still keep in touch with your boss while attending rehab, you may be able to bring and use your cell phone at designated times.
What Is Allowed?
You may be wondering what items are allowed for certain and even what you should absolutely bring in order to make your recovery smoother. According to the NIDA, addiction is distinguished by the lack of control it causes, so it is best to leave anything that could be stressful or distracting at home and to bring only items that will increase your ability to focus, self-reflect, and stay in treatment longer. These items may include:
- Reading material focused on self-help and recovery
- A journal for cataloguing your thoughts
- An alarm clock that will help you wake up on time
- Calling cards, paper, envelopes, and stamps to stay in touch with friends and family
- Pictures of your loved ones
You will also be allowed to bring toiletries and personal hygiene items (including razors) as long as none of the items you bring contain alcohol or other dangerous substances. In addition, you will want to bring money to your rehab program, as you will often need to pay for your medication and your treatment periodically. This can be achieved with a check, debit, or credit card, but many individuals also like to bring cash in order to use the vending machines.
All of these items are allowed in almost every rehab center, but it is still important to call your particular facility and to find out what they allow. Remembering what you are attending the program to do, though, can go a long way in helping you determine what is and isn’t appropriate to bring to rehab.
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