Preparing to go to a treatment facility can be overwhelming, but being prepared can help ease the transition. Here are some things we suggest bringing to treatment:
Clothing : Pack comfortable clothing that is appropriate for the weather and any activities that may be included in your treatment plan. Depending on the length of your stay, you may want to bring a few changes of clothes.
Toiletries : Bring all of the toiletries you will need during your stay, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, and a toothbrush. It may be helpful to bring a small bag to keep all of your toiletries together.
Medications : Bring any medications you are currently taking, along with a list of the medications, dosage, and prescribing physician. Make sure to check with the facility beforehand to ensure that your medications are allowed.
Insurance and identification : Bring your insurance card and identification, as you may need them for admission and billing purposes.
Journal or notebook : Bringing a journal or notebook can be helpful for taking notes during therapy sessions or reflecting on your progress.
Books or magazines : Bringing reading material can help pass the time and keep you occupied during free time.
Comfort items : Bringing comfort items from home, such as a favorite pillow or blanket, can help make you feel more at ease during your stay.
Contact information : Bring a list of phone numbers and email addresses for friends and family members you may want to contact during your stay.
Money : Bring some cash or a credit card in case you need to purchase anything during your stay, such as snacks or personal items.
Positive attitude : Finally, bring a positive attitude and an open mind. Going to treatment can be challenging, but having a willingness to participate in your treatment can help you get the most out of your experience.