Rehab Admissions at Vogue Recovery Center
Have you made numerous failed attempts to stop drinking or doing drugs? Are you ready for recovery – even if you’re not quite sure what recovery really means? As one of the nation’s top rehab centers, we understand how difficult it can be to go down a strange unknown path – but you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to try. From that first phone call to sober living after rehab, we are committed to supporting you on your journey toward lifelong sobriety.
REHAB ADMISSIONS: WHAT TO EXPECT
You can begin your addiction recovery by placing a private, confidential call to Vogue Recovery Center. During the phone call, we will talk about your clinical history, substance abuse concerns, and treatment objectives. We will also discuss insurance and self-payment options. For your convenience, we accept a variety of PPO insurance plans.
Other considerations in the admission process include:
- Assessment. Our experienced physicians and clinical staff assess your health history, chemical condition, and addiction background to develop a personalized plan that delivers a full circle of treatment and aftercare.
- At Vogue Recovery Center in Las Vegas and Pheonix, we want to ensure that you or someone you love arrives expediently and safely. Call us today to inquire about our transportation services. During this time, we will also let you know what you can (and can’t) bring with you when you arrive at our upper scale location.
- Date of arrival. We will work with you to set an admission date. In some cases, same-day admission may be possible.
REHAB ADMISSIONS: WHAT TO PACK
What to pack for treatment can be a source of anxiety for many clients. It’s especially challenging when they need to leave in a hurry. It’s quite possible they are also under the influence when they are on their way to getting help.
If they are coherent enough to pack, that’s great, but if not, you can help them by following the suggestions on this page.
The first thing to do is ask the admissions person on the phone if the treatment facility has a “what to pack” document that can be sent to you. Often treatment centers do, and on it is a list of items that suggest what should be taken and which shouldn’t. Some personal items may not be needed while at rehab, and/or stored once the client arrives.
Think of it as contacting the airlines to see what you can take on board and you haven’t traveled in a while- some of the restricted items may be surprising. This is because many of us don’t think they could be harmful. If you are helping a loved one prepare for their residence at rehab and you are not familiar with the disease of alcohol per se, it is common to make mistakes when packing.
An example of this could be something as seemingly harmless as mouthwash. Most people have a bottle of it in their bathroom and it becomes a daily habit and part of getting ready for the day. Most, if not all treatment centers should confiscate mouthwash due to the high percentage of alcohol content and the staff has been privy to people getting drunk off of it.
Some people consider the “do not pack list” constricting. Just think of it as keeping yourself and other clients safe, understanding that the first month of getting clean is challenging and the less temptations the better.
The items you are packing will depend on a few variables:
- how long the stay will be
- what part of the county the treatment center is in
- what time of year you will be at the treatment center
- what the facility has to offer as far as excursions and activities
Let’s go over each item:
How long are you or your loved one going to be at treatment?
You or your loved one, may be at treatment for detox only (3 -14 days) or could be in treatment for a few months, a year, and sometimes more. Many clients think they are going for a certain amount of time and then that changes once they arrive for a variety of reasons. It’s best to be prepared for the possibility that the time in treatment will vary.
Most rehab facilities offer 30 days in residential (24/7) and then depending on your clinical team’s suggestions, you could be attending a partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment program for several weeks after. In the case of attending an intensive outpatient program (IOP), you could either be back home after a month or so (where your closet is) or decide home is too much of a trigger and at that time could have more clothes sent to you, or- be content with what you brought upon arrival.
It is a safe bet to pack enough items for 30 days. Think about taking a trip to Europe for a month on a tour. You are allowed to travel with one large suitcase and one carryon bag. You probably won’t have too many opportunities to shop for clothes on the tour, so taking just the right amount is best.
This is similar to attending a drug and alcohol residential facility.
Taking too much will be a burden for you and others. Sometimes clients share a room and having an excess of clothes can impinge onto others space. You may move rooms and will have to then move your things which can be frustrating. Not taking enough items may be a burden on others if you are put in a position to borrow clothes. Going clothes shopping in the first 30 days rarely happens.
Below is a suggested list that you could fit into a large suitcase and carry on.
Let’s start with shoes:
- One pair of athletic shoe: think about what you have that you would wear to the gym, walking, light hikes etc.
- One pair of house shoe: flip flops, sandal, slip-on (can also be used if beach activities are offered). Most facilities don’t like you walking around barefoot for health reasons, so a light slip on comfortable house shoe is a great item to have with you.
- One pair dress/nice shoe: you most likely will be attending outside support groups, and possibly go on excursions where house shoes or gym shoes won’t be the best choice. If you don’t have a nicer shoe, don’t panic, they aren’t a necessity but rather a good addition.
- Possible fourth pair if you have room in the bags of your choice (check out the activities offered and ask if you need anything special such as boots for working outside or gardening shoes.)
- 5-7 pairs underwear
- 5-7 pairs of socks
- 2-3 regular bras for women plus 1-2 exercise bras.
You want to have nearly a week’s worth of clean undergarments because the facility has laundry but you most likely will not be able to have them cleaned except pre-determined times which may be once a week. Packing more undergarments is not needed.Women: DO NOT bring sexy lingerie. This is not appropriate, especially at co-ed facilities.
- 2-3 pair of jeans or casual pants
- 1-2 pair of shorts ( not too short- you may be asked to change)
- 1-2 pair work -out pants
- 1-2 skirt/dress for women
- 1 long sleeve ( for layering)
- 1 dress or button up shirt
- 3-5 – shirts or casual shirts
- 1 sweatshirt
- 1 sweater (depending on weather and geographic)
- 1 jacket
- Baseball caps
- Sun Hats
- Swimsuit (several facilities have a pool, go to the beach, or other water activities)
- Any braces needed (leg, wrist, back) in case of old or existing injuries
- A few photos or mementos of loved ones
- A writing journal
- A book
- Reading/prescription glasses/contact lenses
- Lighter for cigarettes if you smoke
- Cigarettes if you smoke (don’t assume the facility will have them for you)
- Vape and vape juice (check with the facility if it’s OK to bring)
- Hair tie for long hair
- Minimal make up
- Shaving cream
- Sun Block
Often times perfumes, razors, and any item seen as potentially harmful may be kept by staff and release to you when needed. They are required to return the items you brought in with upon leaving, except in certain cases such as some medication or contraband found upon admission. Be sure to read over the facilities policies and obtain a copy for your records.
ADMISSIONS INTO OUR LUXURY REHAB CENTER
When you call Vogue Recovery Center in Las Vegas or Phoenix, we will walk you through the entire admissions process. You can contact us at any time. Our highly skilled and well-experienced professionals will work with you to deliver the best services and sources to start you on the path of healing.
Call today: 1-888-504-6904.