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What Are the Best Things to Bring to Rehab?

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Starting residential rehab can be overwhelming. For many people, leaving home for weeks at a time can be stressful and emotionally trying. Not knowing what to expect from rehab can make these feelings worse. Here’s a starter guide to help you and your loved ones decide what to bring to inpatient rehab.

If you or your loved ones are looking for cutting-edge LGBTQ rehab, La Fuente Hollywood can help. Our Los Angeles center offers a range of affordable detox and rehab programs for the LGBTQ community right here in Hollywood. Call us to learn more about our programs and what to bring to rehab at La Fuente. Reach our staff at 888.903.9898 to get started.

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is the most intensive level of rehabilitation care. Most programs start with a 7-10 day detox. During detox, doctors and nurses may administer medications to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. They also monitor clients for health complications like low electrolytes and dehydration.

After detox, clients begin a daily regime of therapy, nutrition, counseling, and group activities. Residential rehab relies on structure and trains clients to develop healthy habits through daily schedules. Clients enjoy individual behavioral therapy sessions that help them uncover the root of addiction and change their behavior over time. Most programs also include group and family therapy as well as alternative therapies. Alternative therapies often require comfortable clothes for movements like dance, yoga, or meditation therapy.

During rehab, there will be indoor, outdoor, and group activities. Many clinics now have onsite gyms for clients to use during their free time. Many also have outdoor spaces for group fitness or take residents on group outings. Each activity during residential treatment is an opportunity to implement new tools from therapy before returning to stressful home life.

Today, most inpatient programs use dual diagnosis to treat addiction. This means they treat addiction alongside underlying mood disorders like bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and ADHD. Nearly half of people living with addiction have co-occurring disorders. By treating both simultaneously, clients reduce the risk of reuse and feel better faster.

What Should I Bring to Rehab?

Before you pack, check with your clinic to learn specific guidelines for what to bring to inpatient rehab. Here are some things to start packing now:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Gym clothes
  • Tennis shoes
  • Slippers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Sweater
  • Light Jacket

Bring at least 4-6 days’ worth of clothing. If you share a room, you’ll want pajamas you’re comfortable wearing in front of someone else. Along with clothes, you’ll want:

  • Necessary toiletries
  • Medical supplies like night guards, hearing aids, glasses, contacts, or retainers
  • Cellphone and charger

When packing for rehab, keep things simple. Comfort is your number one goal when packing clothes for early detox and recovery. Don’t overthink or overpack!

Start Packing For Rehab In Los Angeles Today

If you or your loved ones are ready to begin residential treatment, the team at La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center is ready to help. Our intimate Hollywood clinic provides both residential and outpatient treatment programs to fit the needs of our local community. At La Fuente, we believe it’s important to heal the individual as well as the larger LGBTQ community right here in Los Angeles.

With dual diagnosis, we focus on providing cutting-edge addiction therapy and holistic tools for overall healing. Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves, bringing a new level of care, awareness, and empathy to addiction recovery at La Fuente.

Call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center Now to Get Started

Still not sure what to pack for residential rehab? Call the team at La Fuente now at 888.903.9898 to learn more and get started today!