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What To Bring

We at Chiron want to help ensure your success. For a comprehensive list of items you should pack as well as a list of prohibited items, please see our

Admissions page. For the betterment of all participants, we ask that you follow our guidelines that are put in place not just for your success but for the success of our other patients.

Upon arrival, your belongings may be subject to inspection to ensure your safety and compliance with our guidelines. Please consult our lists below when you begin to pack for treatment.

What to bring

What to Pack For Treatment

  • A primary form of identification (state issued I.D., D.L., or passport)
  • Insurance cards
  • All Prescriptions
  • Medication with original labels intact
  • A complete contact list including your physician, family, or other necessary phone numbers you may need.
  • Your checkbook or one (1) debit/credit card and/or small amount of cash
  • A notebook, journal, or pad of paper, along with stamps and envelopes for mail.
  • Up to 3 books for reading (Please avoid all reading material regarding alcohol, drugs, or sex at home)
  • Sentimental items, such as a few photos or your wedding ring (Please leave all other valuables/jewelry at home)
  • You may bring an iPod, CD Player, or MP3 player, ONLY if it does not have a camera, cell service, or internet service (Please leave all other electronics at home)

What Clothing Should be Packed

  • 5 to 7 days’ worth of comfortable, casual clothing.
  • Beach, church, and seasonal attire
  • Gym or recreational clothing, sweatpants for comfort if desired
  • Tennis shoes, beach shoes
  • All appropriate undergarments (must be worn at all times)
  • Pajamas

When packing clothing, be sure to keep in mind dress codes and choose appropriate clothing. Tank tops can be worn with thick straps but please leave spaghetti straps at home. Beachwear is recommended but thong bikinis will not be allowed. Clothing must not be excessively skimpy or suggestive.

Personal Care and Personal Items to Pack

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair styling products if desired
  • Feminine care products
  • Sunscreen, lotion, shave cream
  • Make-up/beauty products if desired

All personal care items must be completely alcohol-free. You should bring enough products to last you for the length of your stay, 30 days. Prohibited items include perfume, cologne, or any aerosol products.

Items That Should Not be Brought to Treatment

  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Aerosols
  • Narcotics or other prohibited prescriptions
  • Cleaning supplies (Ammonia, bleach)
  • Previously opened or unapproved medications (OTC included)
  • Electronics not otherwise specified
  • Playing cards and/or games
  • Pornography or other sexually explicit material
  • Weapons (knives, guns, scissors, or sharp objects)
  • Movies and video games
  • Nail polish, remover, or other synthetic nail products
  • Candles, incense
  • Sporting equipment
  • Outside food and drink
  • Personal care items containing alcohol
  • Clothing that is inappropriate or contains references to sex, drugs, alcohol, or profanity

We understand that you may want to bring some of these items with you for comfort or entertainment. However, we ask that you leave these items behind so that you can focus all your attention on your treatment and ongoing recovery. At certain times, we may have some of these items available to you for your use during specified times.

Furthermore, we ask that outside food and drink be left at home so that we can maintain a cleanly environment with moderate levels of caffeine and sugar. You will be provided three meals a day along with beverages and snacks of your choosing. We always consider special dietary needs during your stay.


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