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What you Can’t Bring to Treatment

Are you heading into a treatment program to get help for a drug or alcohol addiction? If you’re already on your way to getting the help you need and you’re trying to figure out what it is that you should (or should not) bring with you to drug or alcohol addiction treatment, consider these items that are absolutely prohibited from treatment centers:

  • provocative clothing that shows too much skin
  • short-shorts or skirts that leave little to the imagination
  • two-piece swimsuits that show off too much
  • drugs of any kind (with the exception of prescription medications or doctor prescribed over the counter medications which will be controlled and administered by the treatment center staff)
  • hand sanitizer – unfortunately, some will drink this to get the alcohol out and it becomes a toxic hazard to have in treatment

Now that you know what you can’t bring to treatment, here’s a short list of what you can bring:

  • comfortable clothes
  • prescribed medications
  • a bathing suit such as one piece or swim shorts
  • money
  • identification
  • personal toiletries such as makeup, toothpaste, toothbrush & deodorant

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