What to Bring to Substance Abuse Treatment

Below is information about what to bring and what not to bring to Talbott Recovery as you embark on your road to recovery from addiction. We look forward to working with you and getting to know you better! For information on the admissions process and lots of good general information on the recovery setting at Talbott, click on the alcohol recovery center link now.

What to Bring to Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Pharmacy plan information
  • Alarm clock
  • Toiletries w/no alcohol (including colognes/perfumes)
  • USB flashdrive
  • Photos of friends & family**
  • Favorite pillow**
  • Personal CD player/radio w/headphones (not for use on campus) **
  • Workout clothes**
  • Musical instruments**
  • Sports equipment (golf clubs, tennis rackets, etc)**
  • Casual clothing
  • Bathing suit (women – one piece only)**
  • Writing supplies (journals, stationary, stamps)**
  • Reading materials**
  • Patients are encouraged to have a car (after receiving staff approval)

**Optional  

What Not to Bring to Addiction Treatment

  • Any devices with internet capabilities
  • Cell phone
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Non-prescribed medications (including samples)
  • Aerosol sprays of any type
  • Personal computers or equipment
  • Musical instrument amplifiers
  • Pets
  • Pornographic books & magazines, including Maxim
  • DVD players
  • Video games
  • Alcohol/drugs
  • Excessive jewelry/cash/credit cards
  • Inappropriate clothing (tank/sleeveless tops, navel-revealing, references to drugs/alcohol, skin-tight, low-riding)