What To Bring
Packing Do’s and Don’ts
Admitting yourself into a detox program is a good choice. It means that you have made the decision for yourself or a loved one to seek treatment for an addiction. Addiction can have a devastating effect on one’s life, relationships, and finance. Detox treatment is a step that brings an individual closer to life that is free of drugs or alcohol. At Sprout Health California Detox, we try to make the process as stress-free as possible.
Our staff members are knowledgeable, well-trained, and easy to work with. Our staff is there to answer questions and to help patients navigate the admissions process. Once we have helped to determine your method of payment, and you have taken a tour and been briefed on the facilities operations, your next step is to check in. Your intake coordinators will brief you on what you can, or cannot, bring.
Patients can bring the following:
- One suitcase
- A small purse of bar
- Personal hygiene products and utensils that can include soap, shampoo, razors, and toothbrush
- Socks and undergarments (several pairs each)
- Bathrobe, jacket, sweaters
- Slippers, pajamas
- Personal identification
- Long pants
You may also choose to bring optional items like a portable music player (all music needs to be contained within a single device), alarm clock, watch, journal, photos, beach towel and swimsuit, sunscreen, and a pillow. Leave anything at home that depicts alcohol, drugs, or tobacco. This also includes items that contain alcohol. We suggest that you not bring your laptop computer or any device that allows access to the Internet. Cameras are forbidden for the sake of privacy. Your goal is to focus on completing treatments and getting well. The list of items we have provide are only those you need to remain focused on getting well and returning back to a life of normalcy.
Of course, what you bring will be for residential treatments. They can be intense as patients work through their detox symptoms. Ridding the body of toxic chemicals has both a psychological and physical effect on patients. However, medications and therapies are provided to give patients the very best chances for long-term recovery for both inpatient and outpatient programs. There will be no locks on the door so you are free to leave at any time. Our hope is that each patient will remain to complete their program. Even if your stay is adjudicated by the criminal justice system, you are free to leave. There may be consequences to deal with later, but the choice is yours.
For outpatient treatments, patients are suffering from mild-to-moderate withdrawal symptoms. As such, we can provide a program that is safe, effective, and takes less time to complete. Patients have the freedom to return home each day at the end of their session.
What it Takes for Rehab to Work
For rehab to work, patients have to be willing to see it through from beginning to end. Entering rehab without a strong commitment may end being a waste of money. Before entering rehab, you will need to be free of chemicals. Then, the process will provide the medications and treatments that can help you understand your addiction and avoid future relapses.
Thus, it is essential to follow the treatment center’s request to the letter. The time you spend in detox and rehab will help you to develop the right thinking processes and behaviors that will deter you from triggers that can lead to relapse.
The Right Mindset for Rehab
The mind can work against you when making the decision to enter drug or alcohol rehab. Anxieties are common for many because it is a new experience. Rehab means you will be giving up the substances that you are physically and mentally craving. One of the best approaches to take is to live in the moment. There are bound to be anxieties over what will happen in the process. Concentrating on the present and realizing that you control things here and now can do a long way in helping you complete your detox/rehab program and starting a productive life again.
If you or a loved one is need of treatment for substance abuse, contact us and we can tell you all about our programs and advise on what items to bring or leave behind.