Rehab Packing Checklist | What Clothes Should You Pack For Inpatient Treatment?

You should follow the treatment center’s dress code when packing for inpatient rehab. This likely includes comfortable, loose-fitting t-shirts, pants, and sneakers.

You can pack clothes such as comfortable t-shirts, loose-fitting pants, pajamas, and sneakers for your inpatient treatment program

Wearing these clothes can help you feel comfortable while you go through your rehab program. They can also minimize distractions for yourself and other patients.

During an inpatient drug rehab program for substance use or mental health, you have an intensive daily schedule. Whether you are going through therapy, doing outdoor activities, or talking to healthcare professionals, you’ll want to feel relaxed and comfortable.

Many Ohio treatment facilities have a dress code, with a list of clothes that you can and cannot bring. You can contact us, or the treatment facility you’re interested in, if you have any questions about your packing checklist.

Types Of Clothes You Can Pack

You want to feel as comfortable as possible during your addiction treatment program. This can include packing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing items for many occasions, including:

  • comfortable t-shirts
  • jeans, sweatpants, khakis, or chinos
  • shorts (if allowed by your treatment center)
  • warm clothes for layering (if needed)
  • exercise clothes for outdoor therapy
  • pajamas
  • sneakers
  • flip flops and bath robes for the shower
  • comfortable undergarments
  • some formal clothes for special occasions, such as visits from family members
  • a bathing suit (if the treatment center has a pool)

On the other hand, you may avoid clothes that are too tight, uncomfortable, or revealing. Inpatient treatment centers in Ohio may also offer laundry services, so you may not have to worry about how many clothes you bring.

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Prohibited Clothing Items For Rehab

The following items of clothing may not be allowed at your Ohio rehab facility:

  • overly revealing or inappropriate clothing
  • clothing that shows drug paraphernalia, such as tobacco products or pipes
  • clothing with violent or graphic content, including pictures of sharp objects
  • wearable valuables, including most jewelry

Rehab centers are careful about the mental health of each patient. Seeing pictures or graphics of alcohol or drug abuse can trigger some patients and increase the risk of relapse. Items such as razors or mouthwash with alcohol may not be allowed for the same reason.

If you are unsure whether to bring certain articles of clothing, MP3 players, vitamin supplements, laptops, or other personal items, you can call the treatment center’s phone number before checking into rehab.

Other Essential Items

Preparing for rehab also includes packing essential items. 

Approved, unopened prescription medication, toiletries, and personal hygiene products can be brought to rehab with your clothes. You can also bring contact information for your loved ones, especially if your own cell phones are not allowed.

You can also get your mind and body ready for rehab. Bringing self-help books and other reading materials can help you. Making financial plans with your loved ones and your employer can give you peace of mind and help you focus on rehab.

If you or a loved one are thinking about entering a substance abuse or mental health treatment program in Ohio, contact Ohio Recovery Center today. 

We can answer any questions you may have about rehab and create a substance abuse or mental health treatment plan that works for you.

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: December 15, 2023

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* This page does not provide medical advice.

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