What To Bring

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What To Bring

When preparing to enter a residential treatment program at the Detox Center of San Diego, it’s essential to pack thoughtfully to ensure you have everything you need for your stay. Here’s a list of items to consider bringing:

Identification and Documentation

  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • Health Insurance information
  • Any necessary medical records or treatment history
  • Prescription medications and a list of current medications (if applicable)
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  • Sleepwear and pajamas
  • Slippers or indoor shoes
  • Seasonal outerwear (jacket, coat, hat, gloves, etc.)
  • Bathrobe
  • Laundry bag or hamper
  • Comfortable and supportive shoes (sneakers or closed-toe shoes for outdoor activities)
  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing (including underwear and socks)
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  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses (if applicable)
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Personal Items

  • Personal journal or notebook
  • Books or reading materials
  • A small amount of cash for incidentals
  • Pens, pencils, and any art supplies if you find these helpful
  • Stamps and envelopes for writing letters
  • Photos of loved ones and personal mementos
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  • Any over-the-counter medications or supplements you regularly take
  • A detailed list of your medications, including dosage and frequency
  • Your prescribed medications in their original packaging
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Comfort Items

  • Relaxation aids such as stress balls or coloring books (if they help you relax)
  • Any comfort items from home (e.g., a favorite blanket or pillow)
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Electronics and Entertainment

  • We are a zero electronic facility. Any electronics brought will be kept locked up for the duration of their stay.

Snacks and Drinks

  • Any drinks or snacks brought must be sealed when entering the facility.

Important Contact Information

  • Contact information for family members or friends you may want to reach out to
  • Emergency contact information
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Positive Attitude and Open Mind

Finally, one of the most important things to bring is an open mind and a willingness to engage in the treatment process. Being receptive to therapy and the support of the staff and fellow residents can be instrumental in your progress.

Before packing, it’s advisable to check with our staff for any specific guidelines or restrictions regarding what you can and cannot bring. Additionally, some items, such as sharp objects, alcohol, and drugs, are not allowed for safety reasons.

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