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What to Pack When You’re Preparing for Drug Rehab Centers in Las Vegas

ITEMS TO BRING

  • Clothes for Approximately 7 – 10 days. Storage space is limited so please do not bring an excessive amount of clothing (laundry facilities are on-site)
  • Clothing should be casual and comfortable but must meet dress code policy
    • (No revealing clothing i.e. short skirts, short shorts, low cut shirts, spaghetti straps, all shirts must cover the shoulders. The only exception would be gym clothing, only allowed at the gym) (No clothing items that advertise alcohol/drug related logos or profane language, this includes hats)
  • Fitness/workout clothes
  • Tennis shoes, Slippers, or Sandals and other comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Swimsuit. Females must be 1 one piece only when seasonally appropriate
  • Jackets and/or sweaters for cold weather and air-conditioned group rooms
  • Hats and sunglasses are allowed but can only be worn outside
  • Personal toiletry items, including a toothbrush, toothpaste. shavers, brushes, hair products, skin care items, sunscreen, hairspray, gel, etc. (all toiletry items MUST BE alcohol free)
  • Appropriate reading material (novels are allowed although recovery related books are recommended)
  • Stationary and Stamps if you want to write letters to family members and friends while you are in treatment.  This will be provided for you
  • Notepads and writing instruments
  • If you smoke and are planning on bringing cigarettes they must be in unopened packs or cartons when you arrive.  If you come with an open pack of cigarettes they will be placed in the safe until discharge.
  • If you use e-cigarettes or vapes, you may bring your vape but all vape juice brought must be new and unopened.  If you come with an open bottle of vape juice it will be placed in safe until discharge.
  • Phone numbers and addresses of any family or friends that you would like to be involved in your treatment.  Write these in a notebook prior to getting here to facility.
  • Any prescription medication that is prescribed to the client MUST have the original label from the pharmacy on the bottle and medical department will inspect.
  • The names, address and contact information of any health care professional that is currently involved in your treatment.
  • iPod Shuffles (for music only) Cannot have Wifi access or camera capabilities while in Detox and Residential Care – If you transition to our PHP/IOP Level of care you may have these items as well as other electronic devices.
  • Driver’s license, passport, or state-issued photo ID, Insurance Card on hand.
  • Credit Card, Debit card, or Visa Gift Card with funds available to comfortably suit any Personal Needs or Medications you may need during your stay. These items will be properly secured in a lock safe.

WHAT NOT TO BRING

  • No drugs or drug paraphernalia are allowed on any of the Vogue Recovery Center properties
  • Any medications not pre-approved by Vogue Recovery Center or medications without a prescription (any medications without a label that are brought in will be destroyed by our medical department)
  • No OTC (over-the-counter) medications unless pre-approved
  • No knives, guns, martial arts equipment, or weapons of any kind are strictly forbidden on any of the Vogue Recovery Center properties
  • No pets (some exceptions may be made if the pet is licensed as a service animal) Must be pre-approved
  • No expensive jewelry
  • No pornography material
  • No clove cigarettes or lighter butane, cannot be stored on the premises
  • No computers, iPads or devices that are able to surf the internet or get email i.e.: such devices as iTouch (and similar devices). Any electronics not covered under this agreement are still subject to pre-approval by staff. You can use your cell phone with supervision with therapist after 7-day black out period. (If you do happen to bring any of these items they will be locked in our safe until discharge or transferred to lower level of care)
  • Cameras or video recording equipment – If you are in Detox and/or Residential care these items are prohibited.  If you are in our PHP/IOP level of care in Las Vegas, you may have these items.  If you do initially bring these items with you they will be locked in our safe until discharge or transfer to lower level of care.

Are you getting ready to spend the next several weeks in a drug rehab center in Las Vegas? This can be a frightening concept, but planning ahead can make the transition a lot easier. One concern you might have is what to pack for your stay. A quick look at your chosen drug rehab center’s website can provide you with a basic list of what to bring and what to leave at home, but back when I was in rehab, I would’ve really benefitted from an insider’s scoop. I found myself feeling jealous of my roommate; she had been to rehab before and she’d packed all the items I wished I’d thought to bring. Here are a few “pro tips” on commonly overlooked packing necessities:

  • An Old iPod: These may be hard to find today, but odds are you or someone you know has an old iPod laying around. It’s a good idea to load it up with all the music you like. For multiple reasons, most drug rehab centers in Las Vegas won’t let you bring a cell phone or any kind of device that connects to the Internet. Many clients have used these devices to leave against medical advice, take photos that violate another client’s privacy, or get drugs brought into the facility. And after you get your hands on an old iPod or MP3 player, make sure you don’t forget the charger!
  • Comfortable Clothes and Sneakers: This one might seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised by the number of people who treat drug rehab centers in Las Vegas like a fashion show or a night out at the club. Tight, revealing clothes send out the wrong message and can be a major distraction, hindering your ability to get work done. Once you get settled in, chances are you’ll just want to rock sweatpants every day, anyway.
  • Alcohol-Free Toiletries: Believe it or not, things like hand sanitizer and hairspray are high on the contraband list. These prohibited items contain denatured alcohol, which is ethyl alcohol before it’s chemically altered. During alcohol detox, people have been known to drink perfume, spray gel, or even face wash when the cravings become too overwhelming.
  • Paper List of Important Phone Numbers:This is pretty self-explanatory. Odds are you aren’t going to have access to your personal phone to get any numbers out of it that you may need. Before you check in, take a few minutes to jot down your important contacts.
  • More Cigarettes Than You Typically Smoke: If you smoke one pack per day in the outside world, chances are you’ll smoke two packs per day when you’re in rehab. Even though a large portion of your day will be taken up by group therapy, individual therapy, meetings, and recreational activities, there’s still plenty of downtime. People frequently find themselves outside socializing and chain-smoking when there’s not much going on.
  • Slippers: Speaking of that enhanced nicotine addiction, you’re not going to want to lace up sneakers every time you go outside. Slippers are a necessity for smoking, getting your meds, or using the phone. Towards the end of your stay, you may even want to wear them all day, every day.
  • An Appropriate Bathing Suit: Most drug rehab centers in Las Vegas take clients out to have fun, that way you don’t have to spend every minute getting deep and serious inside of a building. Those activities might include a trip to the beach or even a water park. If you bring a bathing suit that’s too revealing, you could be forced to sit out of these activities.