Skip to content

We Level Up Packing List, What to bring for inpatient rehabilitation treatment

Inpatient rehab, also referred to as residential treatment, provides the highest level of rehab services for patients diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction. Typically, inpatient drug rehab programs include medical detox and integrated mental health services.

Inpatient rehab for substance abuse begins with our clinicians getting a good understanding of your specific situation. Our treatment team will evaluate your medical health, mental health, and chemical use history to design an individualized drug and alcohol rehab plan for you. With your permission, our rehab staff may also talk with your family members and consult with professionals you might already be working with to address your needs and challenges.

When you enter one of our rehabilitation programs, there are certain things you should keep in mind when packing your luggage. There are some things you can bring and some things you can’t, here is a list of them:

We Level Up Packing List
The We Level Up Packing List is meticulously done to keep the safety and comfort of all of our clients.

We Level Up Packing List

What to bring?

Clothing: 2 Weeks Worth of Clothing

  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Outdoor Activities Attire
  • Slippers, Sandals, Flip Flops and Sneakers

Electronics: Internet-accessible and camera devices
are not permitted.

  • Mp3 Player, Ipod, E-Reader

Nicotine Products: State Age restrictions apply

  • Unopened Cigarettes, Disposable Vapes
  • Unopened Cans of Chewing Tobacco


  • Personal ID and Insurance Card
  • Credit/Debit Card, Small Amounts of Cash

Toiletries: Unopened or untampered with products only.

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothbrush, etc.
  • Hairbrush, Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, Beard Trimmer, etc.


  • Prescribed Medications
  • Non-Narcotic Medications Only


  • Stamps and envelopes
  • FMLA Paperwork
  • Contact Information for doctors
  • List of written Emergency Contacts
  • Makeup
  • Books for Reading (keep to a minimum)
  • Menstrual Products

What to not bring?

Clothing: Inappropriate Clothing

  • Low-cut shirts, spaghetti strap shirts, tank tops
  • Short skirts or shorts
  • Clothing that exposes garments

Electronics: Internet-accessible and camera devices
are not permitted.

  • Phones will be locked up after admission

Nicotine Products: State Age restrictions apply

  • Open or loose tobacco, black & milds, cigars


  • Jewelry
  • Large amounts of cash

Toiletries: Unopened or untampered with products only.

  • Products with alcohol in the first five ingredients.
  • Aerosol hairspray or hair dye


  • Narcotics and alcohol
  • Over the counter medications and vitamins


  • Pets
  • Gum
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Guns, Knives, Chains, Razor Blades, etc.

*This list is not all-inclusive. Any items that may be questionable will be assessed upon admission into the facility.

What Happens in Inpatient Rehab for Drug Addiction and Alcoholism?

Following detox, you will move to your residential treatment unit where you will meet your treatment peers and participate in rehab services and activities. Inpatient drug rehab activities may include:

  • Wellness and fitness activities
  • Family program participation
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Spiritual care
  • Educational and experiential workshops
  • Continuing care planning
  • Individual mental health assessments and therapy
  • Group therapy to address chemical health
  • Individual chemical health assessments and therapy
  • Integrated co-occurring mental health services with mental health practitioners (may include individual, group and family therapy)
  • Medical appointments

Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs are based on science, evidence, and our experience of what works best in helping people get sober and stay sober. We continue to evolve and advance the use of evidence-based treatments to provide our patients with the best opportunity for lifelong recovery from substance use disorder. Some of the evidence-based treatments our clinicians use include:

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Twelve Step Facilitation

Inpatient rehab addiction treatment focuses on stabilization and assessment of your health to ensure you are ready—physically, psychologically, and emotionally—to learn about core recovery concepts and to begin practicing recovery principles. Each day, you will be given a schedule of treatment activities, appointments, and services tailored to meet your specific recovery needs and goals. Learn more about what happens during a typical day of inpatient addiction treatment.


[1] National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).

[2] National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).

[3] Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). What is substance abuse treatment?