What to Pack for Rehab in Newport Beach

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If you have made the decision to pursue treatment for your addiction – congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a healthier and more fulfilled version of yourself. From all of us at Northbound Treatment Center, we are proud of the commitment you have made to seek treatment services that will offer support and healing in several areas of your life.

We know that preparing to enter a drug or alcohol rehab center can feel overwhelming. That’s why we have created addiction treatment resources that can help guide the process of attending treatment in Newport Beach CA. Here, we will discuss how to help you plan for your stay in one of our outpatient treatment programs, and the items you should bring or leave behind during your time at our alcohol or drug rehab center.

Of course, if you have additional questions about our rehab centers or what seeking addiction treatment looks like for you or your family, feel free to reach out any time. We are here to support you – from the biggest decisions to the smallest details, our goal is for you to feel confident in the alcohol or drug rehab treatment you are receiving.

Packing for Addiction Treatment at an Alcohol or Drug Rehab Treatment Center

Whether you are seeking addiction treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, or are enrolled in our dual diagnosis treatment, the packing list for residential rehab looks similar. Remember, now is the time to focus on recovery! This means packing the necessities and staying away from items that may distract you from the healing process. Necessities for residential treatment:


  • Undergarments
  • Socks/Slippers
  • Comfortable clothing (modest and loose-fitting is best!)
  • Sweater or jacket*
  • Sleepwear
  • Dressier outfit for special occasions
  • Comfortable shoes or sandals

*While our programs take place in sunny California, it is important to remember that nights can be chilly! Pack warm clothes for early mornings and evenings!

Personal Hygiene

  • Prescription Medications
  • Glasses/contacts/hearing aids/etc.
  • Shampoo and Body Soap
  • Razor
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush

NOTE: Over-the-counter medications will need to be approved by our addiction specialists!


  • Insurance Cards/ Evidence of Insurance coverage
  • ID Card (i.e. Driver’s License)
  • Checkbook or a small amount of cash for some purchases, if necessary
  • Additional paperwork required by our admissions team

Comfort Items for Those Seeking Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment can be an emotional process! We encourage all of our residents who are undergoing drug addiction or alcohol addiction treatment to bring along approved comfort items that will make their stay in our treatment center more enjoyable, and provide comfort during challenging days. These comfort items may include:

  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Journal
  • Stamps and envelopes to write letters

What NOT to bring to the Rehab Facility or Treatment Center in Newport Beach CA

While many of these items are obvious, it is worth stating that we create treatment services to help individuals overcome drug and alcohol addiction and mental health disorders. Items that do not support the recovery process or do not encourage a healing environment, or items with a potential for abuse, will not be tolerated in our drug rehab center. These items may include:

  • Illicit drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Offensive clothing or material that depicts pornography or violence
  • Nail polish or nail polish remover
  • Electronics
  • Aerosols

If you are unsure whether or not an item is suitable for our treatment centers, reach out and ask! We will help you make decisions that benefit your healing, and aid in the recovery process of those around you, as well.

Preparing for Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment at Our Rehab Centers

Whether you have found yourself at Northbound Treatment center for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, or dual diagnosis treatment, we are so thankful you are here. Note that these packing lists were created primarily for our residential treatment programs. If you are enrolled in residential treatment programs. If you are participating in an outpatient treatment program or one of our partial hospitalization programs, this list can be adjusted accordingly for the time spent within our treatment center.

Alcohol and drug addiction can have a devastating impact on an individual’s body, mind, and soul. Fortunately, with the right support, caring therapists, and professional medical advice, you will be able to overcome your substance use disorder – for good,

Reach out to us at any time for additional questions on what to expect to bring to your treatment program in Newport Beach CA. From all of us at Northbound, we are looking forward to helping you make substance abuse a thing of the past.

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