Coming to Treatment – What to Bring

What to Bring

  • No more than 1 suitcase and 1 makeup/toiletries bag. Anything in excess of this may be sent back.
  • Clothing could include: sweats & tennis-shoes (for fitness groups), and dressy attire for meetings and field trips.
  • No midriff/tank tops or revealing clothing (spaghetti strap shirts/jeans with tears or  holes).
  • Bedding is provided. If you wish to provide your own, beds are twin sized.
  • All personal hygiene items - alcohol free (including hairspray, perfume, gels, etc.). Avoid aerosols as they are not permitted in the rooms.
  • Bath Towel
  • Soap, razors, shampoo, conditioner, make-up etc.
  • Female items: tampons/sanitary napkins.
  • Allowed electrical appliances: alarm clocks, hairdryers, curling irons/rollers.
  • Cell phones, cameras, pagers, laptops, ipods, MP3 players, smart-watches, and other electronic items are NOT permitted in residential treatment.
  • Notepads, paper, pens, and recovery related books, envelopes, stamps, tote bag, and a journal.
  • Sodas, snacks, cigarettes (if applicable).
  • VAPES are not permitted in Residential treatment. Disposable (un-refillable) e-cigarettes are okay.
  • 30 day supply of prescribed and over the counter medication if under care of a physician. Please note that all medications, including over the counter medications are required to have a valid prescription. 
  • California ID/Drivers License & Insurance Card (if applies).
  • If court ordered or you have pending legal issues (such court dates, DCFS case, etc.), be sure to bring all necessary court papers including minute orders. 
  • Do not bring any valuable items; jewelry, watches, etc.
  • Do not bring excess cash; $20.00 maximum recommended. Small personal lockers are provided for locking up your valuables.
  • We go to Target on Fridays so it is recommended to have a Target Gift card for any necessary personal items to be purchased.

Other Things to Know

  • Please reschedule any non-necessary medical, dental, or court appointments that may occur while you are in treatment. 
  • It may be useful to have a designated family member to manage any personal bills you may have to pay while in treatment.  If you such designee is available you may consider putting your important bills into auto-pay prior to treatment entry.
  • Clients are required to have have a history and physical with their doctor within the last year. If you have not had this physical be sure to make an appointment for one. 
  • If you have any special dietary needs be sure to let us know.  We attempt to accommodate where we can, but offer you the opportunity to bring items you may need.