Serenity light packing bag

Before you head to rehab, you should have a rehab checklist. Knowing what to bring to rehab can help future clients and their families prepare for their journey. The following rehab checklist allows our future clients to know what to bring to rehab and what to leave at home.

Please use this rehab checklist as a guide when informing family members/supports of what to provide you with during your treatment. We will have a safe for any belongings that need to be secure during your stay.


  • No more than two weeks’ worth of weather appropriate clothing (i.e. sweatshirts, comfortable pants, jeans, sleepwear, etc.). (please note: due to space limitations, we request that you do not bring more items of clothing than needed).
  • Personal hygiene items (all must be sealed)
  • 30 day of prescribed medication (please note: if the medication is illicit or not prescribed to you, and not in a prescription bottle, it will be discarded upon admission and not returned)
  • Sneakers
  • Work out clothing
  • Cigarettes (if you are a smoker)
  • Preloaded disposable vape/Blue e-cigarettes (no refillable electronic cigarettes that require juice)
  • Alarm clock with no radio
  • Musical instruments (check with staff prior to bringing, no hard case)
  • Money for vending machine (please do not bring more than $250)
  • Credit/debit cards (please note: we are not responsible for the loss of any money)
  • Calling cards for the telephone (this will be also available in the Serenity gift shop)


  • Blow dryer
  • Straighteners
  • Curling Iron


  • Electric shavers


  • Unsealed personal hygiene products
  • Aerosol cans (including all hair spray and air freshener, etc.…)
  • No acetone or acetone products
  • No cosmetics with alcohol (included ingredients)
  • Alcohol of any kind
  • Balloons
  • Bleach
  • Cellphones
  • Cigarette papers, pre-rolled cigarettes, chewing or loose tobacco, cigars
  • No clothing or wardrobe items with drug/alcohol or triggered logos and insignias
  • No vape liquid (however e-cigarettes will be considered upon approval)
  • Dental pics (with sharp objects attached)
  • Electronics (no ipods/ipads of any type, mp3 players, cell phones)
  • Flower arrangements (except those delivered by a florist to the Serenity Light Recovery campus, or from the fresh flower garden)
  • Food or drink of any kind
  • Glass (bottles, breakable mirrors, etc.)
  • Hair home permanent solutions (this will be considered upon approval)
  • Hand Sanitizer (this will be provided by Serenity)
  • Herbal supplements
  • Lighters/Matches
  • Laundry Detergent, Fabric Softener (liquid or sheets- if there is an allergy this can be approved by medical staff)
  • Mailing supplies/envelopes (stamps can be purchased at the gift shop)
  • Over the counter medications (this includes allergy medications and all must be approved by nurse/medical)
  • Personal bedding of any type (must be approved by Serenity staff)
  • Nail polish (with acetone is not permitted/acetone free)
  • Pornography of any kind (no magazines, toys, pictures or videos)
  • Loose powders of any kind (pressed powders must be sealed)
  • Personal sewing kits
  • Disposable razors
  • Needles of any kind
  • Cotton balls
  • Radios (these will be provided for you)
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Weapons
  • Tampons – can be purchased in SLR Gift Shop
  • Q-tips
  • WiFi accessible or recordable devices – old school MP3 players allowed

Reviewing this rehab checklist will assist clients in packing their belongings and help them to learn more about Serenity Light Recovery. Knowing what to bring to treatment allows a smoother transition and the arrival to rehab more comfortable. To learn about our addiction treatment programs, call Serenity Light Recovery today at 855.658.6109.

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Hope and Light


Looking over the rehab checklist can help clients learn more about Serenity Light Recovery. Knowing what to bring to rehab helps make the recovery process easier and the entrance into rehab more comfortable. Our rehab checklist allows clients to bring what they need, but to remove themselves from their triggers and distractions of home. To learn about our addiction treatment programs, call Serenity Light Recovery today at 855.658.6109.