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What to Pack


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Starting your recovery journey can be confusing. Trying to keep up with when you begin, where your treatment is, and making arrangements with your family and job can cause stress. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to start addiction treatment to begin healing. That’s why we have compiled a list of things to bring to rehab when you begin.

We understand how easily addiction can take over your life or the life of someone you love and how hard it can be to get sober. We also know that recovery is possible. Our addiction treatment centers are the country’s premier medical detox and residential treatment facilities. Whether you’re struggling to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction, you’ll find hope and help during a time in which it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Find a rehab family program near you today by calling 866.429.2960; our admissions counselors are available 24/7 to help you.

What to Pack for Rehab

If you’ve decided to enter our treatment program, you may be wondering what items to take for your stay. It is not unusual to feel anxious or worried about going to rehab. One cause for concern can be uncertainty about what can and should be brought with you.

Most rehab facilities, including Evoke Wellness centers, have rules about the types of items that can be taken to treatment. As a result, many centers provide a checklist of things that are allowed as well as prohibited.

We’ve put together an easy-to-understand list of the items you should bring when packing for rehab, along with the items that you should not carry along. Based on our years of experience in the addiction treatment field, people ask about these items the most. We hope this helps you or a loved one in making the Evoke Wellness addiction treatment experience as comfortable as possible.

Items You Should Bring to Rehab

  • Any necessary medication
  • A week’s worth of clean, comfortable clothes
  • Contact information for loved ones or others involved in treatment to include treatment providers
  • Insurance cards
  • Valid identification
  • Journal
  • Flip-flops
  • Bathrobe
  • A few books
  • Unopened packs of cigarettes or unopened tobacco products
  • Unopened make-up or toiletries
  • Envelopes and stamps
  • Secure shoes or sneakers

If you're ready to start your journey to recovery, we're here to help.

Things to Avoid Bringing to Rehab

As you can see from the list above, there are a few essential items you should bring when packing for rehab. These items will help make your stay more comfortable. At the same time, there are some items you should avoid bringing. These items are either prohibited or could interfere with your treatment.

If you have any questions about what to bring or not bring to Evoke Wellness, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to help make your stay with us as comfortable and effective as possible.

What You Should Not Bring to Rehab

  • Electronics
  • Razors, scissors, knives, or other sharp tools
  • Weapons
  • Excessive money, jewelry, or clothing
  • Books with themes that could negatively impact recovery
  • Opened medications
  • Mouthwash
  • Perfume
  • Alcohol
  • Illicit drugs
  • Tobacco

Pack Your Things and Start at Evoke Wellness Today

Starting the journey to recovery isn’t easy, but we’re here to help. When you start a medical drug and alcohol detox program, you’ll have the support of a team that cares about your progress and well-being. Evoke Wellness locations give you a state-of-the-art addiction treatment experience where you can begin the path to a healthier, happier future. Recovery is possible; it’s easier with help.

Call 866.429.2960 today to speak with one of our admissions counselors. We are available 24/7, so you can get the help you need when you need it.