What to bring

What to Bring to Rehab

It’s important to pack appropriately for rehab. Here is a list of items that we recommend you bring to make your stay as comfortable as possible:


  • Comfortable wash-and-wear clothing for 5-7 days

  • Comfortable shoes. We recommend tennis shoes, open-style shoes, such as sandals, for summer, and warm slippers for winter.

  • Workout and gym clothing

  • Appropriate nightwear

  • Seasonal outerwear: Light jacket/sweatshirt for summer or sweaters/jackets for fall-spring

  • Summer clothing: t-shirts, walking shorts, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen SPF15 or higher

  • Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving supplies, hair care products, hairdryer, lotion, body wash, non-alcohol mouthwash

  • Prescription medications, if applicable.

  • Cash or credit card for co-pays and prescription medications

  • Driver’s license, medical insurance card, AND prescription card (if different from insurance card)

  • If you smoke, you can bring cigarettes to last 30 days.

Items You Might Want to Bring to Rehab

We suggest keeping items of high monetary or personal value at home in a secure area. However, if you bring high-value items, they will be locked away securely and given to you at the appropriate time. All items will be returned to you upon discharge.

Optional items you may bring include:


  • Cash

  • Credit and bank/debit card

  • Checkbook and other forms of payment/currency

  • Passport

  • Cellphone/smartphone

  • Laptop

  • Any other permitted personal items exceeding $100 in value


What Not to Bring

Wish Recovery is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment for all patients and staff. This is a commitment that we ask all patients to embrace. As a result, we ask that you avoid bringing certain items with you. We reserve the right to confiscate prohibited items and return them to you upon discharge.


Please avoid bringing the following items:


  • Items of an offensive or sexual nature

  • Weapons of any kind (including pocket and utility knives)

  • Products that contain alcohol, including mouthwash or NyQuil)

  • Inappropriate clothing, such as clothes with offensive phrases, which promote drugs or alcohol, or which are excessively revealing or tight-fitting

  • Over-the-counter medication

  • Caffeine products, weight loss pills, or energy pills

  • Nail polish, nail polish remover, or nail glue

  • Jewelry or items that are over $300 in value


Please ask one of our admissions coordinators questions about what you should bring to rehab if you have any questions.

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