What to Bring to Rehab
December 14th, 2015
Drug addiction is a problem. It needs addressed in order to live a more fulfilling life and not have to struggle with basic daily accomplishments. Facing that addiction is a huge problem for those with the problem. However, once you or a loved one have recognized you have a problem, and once you understand the blame game doesn’t fix addiction, the next step is to find a reliable facility that can manage your rehabilitation and start packing for rehab.
When packing for rehab, you first, pack seven days’ worth of clothes. Make them comfortable and non-revealing choices. Next, pack toiletries. Do not bring anything that has alcohol as one of the first three ingredients. With that in mind however, items like deodorant, shaving cream, lotion, nail clippers, razors, a comb, hair wigs or hair brush, feminine hygiene products and your shampoo, conditioner and shower gel are all acceptable items to pack.
You may want to consider bringing change for the vending machines, a journal, an alarm clock, stationary and stamps to communicate with loved ones at home and reading materials that can help you on your path to recovery only. It has been shown that activities like art and music can be used during rehabilitation to help an individual get over addiction. When using art and music to get sober, individuals can find artistic outlets for some of the stressors that led to the addiction in the first place.
Rehab is a lengthy process and requires commitment from the drug user. If that commitment is present and the process is followed, the rehab participant has a good chance to get through the process and hopefully not fall back into addiction once they return home. A strong support network and the belief that success is within reach are big when it comes to finding success in rehabilitation from a drug problem.