What to Bring to Rehab

Legacy Healing Center Blog

So, it has been decided that addiction treatment is necessary for the situation at hand. Although that is not always an easy choice to make, it has the potential to be one of the most transformative experiences of a person’s life. Before you can begin your care, it is crucial to understand the dos and don’ts of packing for this kind of stay. By packing appropriately, you can avoid issues upon arriving to begin treatment. Legacy Healing Center is breaking down what to bring to rehab and what would be better left at home. Read on to learn more.

Getting Ready for Your Stay

As you are getting ready for your stay, and before you can decide what to bring, take a second to reflect on what it is you hope to get out of this opportunity. With access to some of the best clinical professionals in the business, you will have the chance to turn your life around and learn the value of sobriety. With various kinds of addictions that our patients recover from, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Below is a comprehensive rehab packing list that considers the most important rules of our facility, listing items that can make your experience more enjoyable.

Rehab Checklist

When packing, imagine you are getting ready for a wellness retreat. Comfortable clothing, writing supplies, and personal touches of home are some of our favorite options. Good items to bring include:

  • Easy-to-wear shoes: Bring a couple of good pairs of shoes. Depending on the climate, options can range from sandals to wear in the shower to boots (no laces) for outside. No matter the case, make sure they are easy to slip on, durable, and comfortable.
  • Comfy clothes: We suggest you pack roughly seven days’ worth of weather-appropriate clothing. This should include shirts, pants, undergarments, shorts, pajamas, a semi-formal outfit for special occasions, and a bathing suit.
  • Personal hygiene products: Before collecting what you need, call Legacy Healing to confirm that the things you plan to take to rehab are following facility guidelines. This can include toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, feminine hygiene necessities, deodorant, and other hygiene products.
  • Hair dryer: You are welcome to bring approved beauty supplies so you can feel your best throughout treatment.
  • Comfort items: Things like blankets, teddy bears, or family photos are encouraged so that you can bring a piece of home with you wherever you go.
  • Any necessary contact information: Because you may not have access to your cell phone, have any contact info you don’t have memorized written down so you can reach the necessary people while at our facility.
  • Journal: You can expect to do a lot of introspective work, so having the ability to process it all by writing it down at the end of the day is important. 

What Not to Pack for Rehab

As mentioned before, we advise you to speak with our facility before finalizing your packing list, as there are certain items that are prohibited. These include:

  • Jewelry
  • Shoes with laces
  • Clothing with inappropriate logos or phrases
  • Food and drinks
  • Narcotics or other prohibited medications
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Toiletries that contain alcohol (like mouthwash)
  • Nail supplies
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Electronics
  • Candles or incense

Before arriving at one of our Legacy Healing Center locations, make sure you consider what to bring to rehab for yourself and your personal needs. Every patient is different, and we encourage anyone pursuing addiction treatment with us to take the time to figure out what will make your stay most comfortable. As you are walking through the process, you will have the chance to attend a variety of effective therapies, where you will be able to effectively address any unresolved trauma that is contributing to your illness.


There is absolutely a light at the end of this tunnel. To learn more about our treatment options and how they can serve you, call one of our Legacy intake specialists at 888-534-2295.


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