Coming to Treatment – What to Bring

What to Bring

You have been admitted to Casa’s Residential Treatment Program – What’s Next?


You May Bring
  • You may bring no more than 1 suitcase and 1 makeup/toiletries Additional bags or items may be sent back.
  • Clothing should include: sweats & tennis-shoes (for fitness groups), comfortable casual clothes for daily sessions 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.) No aerosols.
  • Bath Towel
  • Soap, razors, shampoo, conditioner, make-up etc.
  • Feminine Products: tampons/sanitary napkins.
  • Allowed electrical appliances: alarm clocks, hairdryers, curling irons/rollers.
  • Notepads, paper, pens, and recovery related books, envelopes, stamps, tote bag, and a journal.
  • Sodas, snacks, cigarettes (if applicable).
  • 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 must have a valid prescription.
  • California ID/Driver’s 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.


Please Do Not Bring


  • Cell phones, cameras, pagers, laptops, iPods, MP3 players, smart-watches, and other electronic items are not permitted in residential treatment.
  • VAPES are not permitted in Residential treatment. Disposable (un-refillable) e-cigarettes are okay.
  • 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.


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 do not have a designee, consider putting your important bills into auto-pay prior to treatment entry.
  • We go to Target on Fridays, so it is recommended to have a Target Gift card for any necessary personal items to be purchased.
  • Clients are required to 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 any special dietary requirements,but offer you the opportunity to bring items you may need.