There are certain items that are not allowed in a rehab facility and so when checking in, you need to be sure which ones are allowed.
Rehab centres have strict policies in place regard what an inpatient can bring with him or her. Majority of them has a prescribed essential list and exceptions to bring with you during your stay at the centre.
The admission process begins as soon as you check in. Part of the procedure is the inspection of your personal effects to make sure that there are no contrabands and other prohibited objects are smuggled in. While other centres provide you with the checklist of what you can bring.
Only the things that you really require are allowed in the centres. However, each rehab has its own conditions on what they allow and what is not allowed.
If you are not sure about bringing an item or have any questions about what you should be packing you should be having a look on the website of the rehab for a "what to bring" page. You can also get this info on their website. Some centres are known to offer packing checklists, which is printable that you can refer to while packing. Calling the rehab centre is an option in case you can't find packing information anywhere on the site. They will be able to provide you all the answers to any questions you may have about what you can bring. They can also provide you the information regarding the procedure for the admission along with providing you an explanation for their policies if you have any concerns.
It is a given that rules vary from one centre to another, others are still while others are a bit lenient.
For the better part, you are recommended to carry the following:
It is common for rehabs to have strict dress policy in place and that's why you should check with the centre first. In case you are not aware about how the weather will be like, carry some summer as well as winter clothes with you.
You have to bear in mind that the sizes of the rooms in the facility may not be as big as your room at home.
Laundry spaces are accessible in a facility so you can plan your clothes packing based on that amenity. Clothes that are easily cleaned are the best to carry.
Ensure that you bring following clothes and items that will make your week comfortable:
All personal hygiene and beauty items have to be 100% alcohol-free in most rehabilitation centres. Some may allow you to bring products, which do not have alcohol within the first three ingredients that are listed. Do not bring aerosols.
These toiletries and personal products should be enough you to last thirty days especially:
All rehabs have strict rules and do not allow certain prohibited items within the centres. The measures taken to ensure your safety and to create the best environment for your recovery. These are the screened contrabands:
While you might not expect certain things to be banned, like electronic products and sport equipment, but many centres do not allow them. The idea behind banning them is to minimize distractions and help you stay focused on recovery. However, some of the rehabs could facilitate you to get these equipments on some days.
Outside catering is also prohibited because the food you eat needs to be according to the standards. You will be provided with three meals a day, snacks and beverages. All your diet needs will be fully taken care of by the rehab chefs.
Each rehab has its own rules which may be different to that of another rehab. You may wonder but some centres allow these items inside the facility:
Your property will always be safe. You close relative will be advised to go back with these items. Someone you trust can also come to pick them up from the facility. Your objects can be kept at the centre until you finish your therapy.
You are likely to travel alone if you are commuting by air and so there won't be anyone to take the prohibited items home. We highly recommend that you consult and clarify with the rehab centre first about their policies and other things of concern. Any prohibited items that they have confiscated are expected to be returned. In case they do not do temporary safe keeping, then inquire if they can facilitate shipment to someone you know.
Packing For Rehabilitation Can Be Easy If you have all the information from the rehab, this process becomes less hectic. Facilitate the application process by reviewing the packing checklist of your clinic's website. Follow the general rule and try to pack light to keep it down to the necessities.
Every reputable centre gives permission to its patients to bring with them things which will help them to stay comfortably inside the facility. We can help you identify a rehab centre that will be effective for you.
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