Detox is the first step on your journey toward long-term sobriety. As you go through withdrawals, the physical, mental, and emotional effects can be difficult to deal with. Our goal is to help you navigate these effects through the right nutrition, medication, and support. Through the best care, you can remain as comfortable as possible during your detox.
At Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery, we’re excited to help you begin this process and have compiled a list of what you should bring to detox and what you should leave at home.
What Not to Bring
Our goal is to make recovery safe for everyone involved. With this in mind, we have made a list of what to bring to detox and what not to bring to detox. As you pack your bags, please remove any of these items.
- Alcohol, drugs, and drug paraphernalia
- Any personal products with alcohol, including mouthwash and hairspray
- Sexually explicit material
- Electronic devices, like laptop computers, CDs, CD players, DVDs, DVD players, tape players, and MP3 players
- Books, novels, magazines, and videotapes that are non-recovery/health-related. (Self-help/spiritual material is recommended.)
- Cell phones and pagers
- Opened/unsealed cigarette packs and tobacco containers
- Razor blades (loose)
- Weapons of any kind
- Non-packaged food
- White-out and bottled ink
- Electronic cigarettes
- Cult material or gang-related material
- Nutritional supplements
- Handkerchiefs or bandanas (men or women)
- Any type of recording devices
- Lighters and matches
What To Bring
The list of what to bring to drug detox is relatively limited. When considering what to bring to detox, you should think about the clothes and toiletries you need for the next few days. In general, you should take a “less is more” approach to packing your bags for detox.
- 5-7 days of clothing, like jeans, warm-ups, and casual wear
- Current, routine medications prescribed by your physician to be reviewed by medical team
- Basic toiletries, like your toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant
- Tennis shoes are okay. Slip-on shoes are preferred.
- Any items you bring that aren’t allowed to keep during your stay will be kept in storage and returned to you upon your discharge from detox.
Prepare for Detox Today
There may be prohibited items we haven’t mentioned. If you are uncertain about what to bring to detox, you can contact us for more information. We can discuss which items should be left at home, and you can always leave prohibited items in storage at our detox center until you are done with treatment.
Going to detox is the first step toward becoming sober. If you or a loved one needs help, you don’t have to begin the treatment process alone. To learn more about our detox and recovery programs, reach out to Matthew’s Hope Detox and Recovery today.