What to Bring

If you’ve decided to enter addiction treatment, congratulations! You’ve made one of the most courageous, yet life-changing decisions to help you reach your goals. At California Behavioral Health, our goal is to focus on your sobriety, give you new tools, insights, and maximize the effectiveness of your stay. However, before that process begins, it’s important to understand what to expect while you’re here – including what to bring and not to bring.

Our team suggests you bring the following items with you at the time of your admission:

  • Your insurance card
    Official form of ID (State ID, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)
  • All your medications. If you don’t have them, a list of them, the dosage, and physician that prescribed them.
  • Inhaler for respiratory conditions, Epi-pens, Insulin pens, or other specialized medications
  • A list of names, addresses and phone numbers of those individuals or organizations you wish to have involved in your treatment (loved ones, healthcare providers, sponsor, employer, school, etc.)

What Should I Pack for Drug Rehab?

At California Behavioral Health, our clothing guidelines are casual, yet tasteful and appropriate. Keep in mind, space in your room may be limited, so please do not overpack.

Two week’s worth of clothing should be enough, and you will have access to a laundry machine.

Be sure to pack clothes that are easy to wash and dry (avoid bringing items that need special cleaning such as dry cleaning).

Approved Clothing Items

  • Jeans, casual slacks, skirts, and dresses (knee-length or longer), jogging suits, and appropriate-length shorts
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • Light jacket/sweater (even during the summer season)
  • Coat/Jacket during the winter season
  • Bath Robe


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