What to Bring to Inpatient Rehab

What to Bring to Inpatient Rehab

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Liberty Bay Recovery in Portland, Maine is a very casual environment, but you need to know what to bring to rehab. The following lists the items that you will need to bring with you that will help in your packing for your stay here. There is no need to worry if you forget anything. It can always be sent, or our staff can go out and get it for you.

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However, knowing what to bring to rehab is important. Having clothes and things of your own can go a long way in making sure you feel comfortable at Liberty Bay. In addition, there are certain things that are detrimental to recovery that we don’t allow you to bring. You need to know what to bring to inpatient rehab and what not to bring to get the most out of rehab and to not start off on the wrong foot. Having a rehabilitation checklist available when you’re packing can be a useful tool.

Keep in mind what you’re going to rehab for as well. If you’re headed in for alcohol addiction, it’s best to leave behind anything that could remind you of that addiction. If there are shirts with your favorite beer logo, leave those at home. It may sound silly, but certain clothes and personal items could remind you of people and places where you would drink. It’s best to not bring those, or to get rid of them altogether.

Individuals who gain admission into Liberty Bay Recovery’s inpatient drug and alcohol rehab should bring approximately two weeks’ worth of clothes and personal toiletries. This is what to bring to inpatient rehab to ensure they’re prepared for the stay.


  • Shoes
  • Shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Jacket/Coat
  • Hats
  • Robe
  • Belts
  • Slippers


  • Deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo*, conditioner*, hair products*
  • Comb/hairbrush
  • Hairdryer and/or curling iron
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Necessary grooming and hygiene products*

*Do NOT bring items containing alcohol in the first 3 ingredients. Read the label to be sure. Avoid alcohol-based products.

Items Provided by Liberty Bay Recovery

  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry Products

Do Not Bring These Items

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Weapons
  • Aerosol sprays, including deodorant and hairspray
  • Perfume, cologne, or aftershave products containing alcohol
  • Bleach, ammonia, or other cleaning supplies
  • Televisions
  • Cell phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Gaming consoles

If an individual is traveling to us, they may bring their cell phone and it will be safely stored upon arrival. MP3 players are allowed as long as they do not connect to the wireless internet.

If you’re headed to rehab, make sure you’re bringing everything listed on your rehabilitation checklist. Check things over more than once to ensure that nothing was forgotten. We are able to get things for you and you can get things sent, but that takes time and may not be your particular personal item.

Liberty Bay Recovery is here to provide the best residential addiction treatment possible for you. By following the rehabilitation checklist and packing accordingly, you make things even easier for getting your recovery started. Have a trusted family member or friend assist you in packing so that they can double-check your work. They can also make sure that you don’t bring anything that brings harmful memories.

We’re ready to lead you on your recovery journey. Call us today at [Direct] to get started and to get more information.