We Level Up Packing List | What to Bring to Rehab

What to Bring to Rehab Checklist We Level Up Texas recognizes that drug and alcohol addiction has a significant impact on your life. We aim to support and make our drug and alcohol rehab services relevant to the widest range of addiction scenarios by providing the most effective recovery environment possible, namely by addressing multiple […]

What to Bring to Rehab Checklist

We Level Up Texas recognizes that drug and alcohol addiction has a significant impact on your life. We aim to support and make our drug and alcohol rehab services relevant to the widest range of addiction scenarios by providing the most effective recovery environment possible, namely by addressing multiple levels: The body, mind, and spirit. Addiction is often the result of underlying emotional and spiritual issues that have led to depression, anxiety, anger, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. Holistic approaches get to the underlying causes and heal all the related dimensions simultaneously.

Our professional and caring staff are driven to guide you or your loved one through this vital journey in a safe, therapeutic, and comfortable environment. We ensure that you experience a safe and serene healing environment with the highest level of confidentiality and the utmost respect for each individual. Our qualified staff has extensive experience in drug and alcohol addiction treatment and detoxification and is always available to our clients. We utilize only the most effective addiction rehabilitation methods at our Texas rehab center to ensure a successful recovery.

What to Bring to Rehab
Rehabs have very strict policies about what you can bring with you to treatment. Speak to our consultant to know more.

What To Bring

  1. Appropriate Clothing:
  • 2 Weeks Worth of Clothing
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Outdoor Activities Attire
  • Slippers, Sandals, Flip Flops, Sneakers

2. Electronics you can bring:

  • Internet accessible and camera devices are not permitted
  • Mp3 Player, iPod, E-Reader

3. Nicotine Products:

  • State Age restrictions apply
  • Unopened Cigarettes, Disposable Vapes
  • Unopened Cans of Chewing Tobacco

4. Valuables:

  • Personal ID and Insurance Card
  • Credit/Debit Card, Small Amounts of Cash

5. Toiletries:

  • Unopened or untampered with products only.
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothbrush, etc.
  • Hairbrush, Blow Dryer, Flat Iron, Beard Trimmer, etc.

6. Medications:

  • Prescribed Medications
  • Non-Narcotic Medications Only

7. Other:

  • Stamps and envelopes
  • FMLA Paperwork
  • Contact Information for Doctors
  • List of written Emergency Contacts
  • Makeup
  • Books for Reading (keep to a minimum)
  • Menstrual Products if needed

What To Not Bring

  1. Inappropriate Clothing:
  • Low-cut shirts, spaghetti strap shirts, tank tops
  • Short skirts or shorts
  • Clothing that exposes garments

2. Electronics not to bring:

  • Internet accessible and camera devices
  • are not permitted
  • Phones will be locked up after admission

3. Nicotine Products:

  • State Age restrictions apply
  • Open or loose tobacco, black & milds, cigars

4. Valuables:

  • Jewelry
  • Large amounts of cash

5. Other:

  • Pets
  • Gum
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Guns, Knives, Chains, Razor Blades, etc.

6. Toiletries:

  • Unopened or untampered with products only
  • Products with alcohol in the first five ingredients
  • Aerosol hairspray or hair dye

7. Medications:

  • Narcotics and alcohol
  • Over the counter medications and vitamins


  • Pets
  • Gum
  • Pornographic Materials
  • Guns, Knives, Chains, Razor Blades, etc.

This list is not all-inclusive. Any items that may be questionable will be assessed upon admission into the facility

Our Texas Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

Motivational Interviewing is a type of treatment that focuses on what motivates an individual and hones in on that, applying the motivation to addiction recovery. In order for this therapy to be highly effective, a collaborative effort and communication take place between the patient and therapist. The creator of MI, William Miller, the creator of MI, explains the purpose of this approach as “to strengthen the client’s own motivation for and commitment to change in a manner that is consistent with said client’s values.”

What to Bring to Rehab
Counseling is a mainstay of substance use disorder treatment for many people.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a method of helping individuals take a deep look at their thoughts and emotions to recognize patterns that lead to unhealthy behaviors and actions. It is all about recognizing and breaking the cycle of destructive thoughts. An evidence-based therapy, CBT is based on a cognitive model that explains the connection between an individual’s perception and reality and how they affect one’s reactions.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Therapy that brings attention to emotions and how they affect behavior is DBT, which is a highly effective treatment for substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, anger-related issues, self-injury, and personality disorders. DBT works specifically to regulate emotions and minimize intense feelings that often lead to harmful behaviors such as drug use or violence.

Seeking Safety (And Other Trauma Focused Therapies)

Seeking Safety is a therapy approach that was developed by Lisa M. Najavits, Ph.D., and a grant she received from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). This therapy is present-focused, meaning it helps clients attain safety from trauma (including PTSD) and substance abuse by emphasizing coping skills, grounding techniques, and education.

The Seeking Safety therapy is proven to be effective in many cases. A research-based therapy, this practice uses 3 key principles. The first is helping clients attain safe thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and relationships. Integrating the treatment of their substance use and their past traumas is the 2nd principle. The 3rd and final principle is creating a focus on thoughts that counteract the loss of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that were felt during both the experiences of trauma and substance use.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)

Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapy to provide a powerful approach to the treatment of substance abuse disorders. These medications are an adjunct to other treatment approaches such as extended psychological or psychiatric care, counseling based on 12-step programs for addiction recovery, and many other additional and proven modalities of therapy.

What to Bring to Rehab
Once you’re through detox, you’ll probably need lifelong treatment that includes counseling and possibly medication.

MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids such as heroin and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative and euphoric effects of the substance used.

Igniting Addiction

The original development of addiction may have come about as a response to a mental health issue gone untreated. Without proper diagnosis, many seek to control or manage their disorders by self-medicating, using alcohol or tranquilizers for anxiety, amphetamines or cocaine for depression, etc., and the short-term relief or distraction makes the experiment look like a success. [1]

Alternatively, a person mostly free from mental health problems might experiment with drugs and continue past “recreational use” to dependency–then secondary mental health issues can emerge. Untreated, these hasten the ongoing drug abuse with catastrophic results. Also, certain drugs like amphetamines and PCP can cause psychotic episodes themselves that may repeat themselves—these flashbacks can be triggered by stress even in the long absence of drug use and are a major health and safety risk to the individual and those around them,

Repeat use then often leads to dependency, and a substance abuse disorder is formed where one previously might not have been. This very substance abuse can and will often exacerbate the mental illness, The mental illness then can impede long-term sobriety. This cyclical effect of dual-diagnosis makes it difficult to treat without the proper support or treatment, and treatment is paramount to all other matters in the individual’s life in order to achieve a life without major impediments.

At We Level Up treatment center in Texas, we believe that if the client can identify the underlying issue and treat it simultaneously with their treatment for addiction. In this scenario,  the client’s chances of a successful, relapse-free recovery are much improved. In fact, once we can identify and properly begin treatment on the underlying issue that’s driving or co-occurring with the dependency on alcohol or other drugs, clients will have reached a major milestone and will be that much closer to long-term sobriety. The symptoms of the multiple disorders that can occur alongside addiction often present complex and similar symptoms: proper diagnosis requires a highly trained professional staff with years of experience. [2]

Identifying Dual Diagnosis Cases

What to Bring to Rehab
The right treatment plan will be tailored to your addiction and individual needs.

We understand that long-term recovery does not come in a one-size-fits-all program. For this reason, each client, upon arrival at our drug treatment center, will undergo an extensive and comprehensive physical and psychological exam with our team of physicians, counselors, mental health specialists, spiritual advisers, and nutritionists. Together, we will determine what the client’s underlying issues are so we can then customize and fine tailor an individualized approach and, when appropriate, provide integrated dual-diagnosis treatment.

Why Choose We Level Up Texas?

Every individual presents a different story of addiction and recovery that’s unique to him or her. From the first interaction with the individual or family member, we work with you hand in hand in order to provide you with the perfect level of care to meet your specific needs as you heal and rebuild your life.

  • We are a fully licensed and accredited facility
  • We accept most private insurance providers
  • Our professional experts meet the highest quality of addiction treatment
  • We offer comprehensively effective addiction treatment programs
  • We feature many evidence-based dual- diagnosis therapies

Get the Help You Need

If you or someone you love is seeking a safe, secure, and compassionate resource for addiction treatment, We Level Up TX is here for you. Please contact us to speak with an addiction counselor today about our levels of care, admission process, and what to bring to rehab.