PaRC - What to Bring to Rehab

What to Bring to Rehab

Patients often have questions about what to bring to drug rehab. The list of items below has your privacy, safety and well-being in mind. If you are not sure about an item, you may call the drug rehab facility and find out.

If you need more items during your stay with us, your loved ones may bring them to you at any time. They will need to use your private drug rehab access code that you will create when you admit.

PaRC’s on-site drug rehab bookstore in Houston, Carry the Message Books and Gifts, carries many personal care and laundry items. You can also find books, study supplies, long-distance calling cards, snacks and sodas in the bookstore.

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Items You May Bring with You to Drug Rehab

  • Co-payments for prescription medications – cash or credit card (applies to adult patients only)
  • 7 days of casual clothing including a sweater or light jacket and pajamas
  • Current prescribed medications (no samples). They must be in the original pharmacy bottle which shows prescription information. Liquid medications must be new and sealed.
  • Multivitamins
  • Laundry supplies
  • Alarm clock
  • Money for vending machines (applies to adult patients only)
  • Long-distance calling cards (available for purchase in our gift shop)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Razor or electric razor (applies to adult patients only)
  • Electric razor (applies to adolescent patients)
  • Shaving cream
  • Unopened cigarettes (sealed package)


All over-the-counter medications must be new/unopened:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Imodium
  • Maalox
  • Melatonin
  • Milk of magnesia
  • Mints
  • Nicotine patches (if needed)

Items You May Not Bring with You

  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Sample medications
  • Pornography
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Musical instruments (adolescent patients may bring them)
  • All electronic equipment including: cell phones, IPads, laptops, DVD players, MP3 players
  • Excessive makeup, clothing, jewelry
  • Musical device with recorder
  • Mouthwash containing alcohol
  • Food or drink of any kind
  • Smart watches
  • Tobacco products including: chewing tobacco, cigars, cigarillos, pipes or electronic cigarettes
  • Herbal products
  • Supplemental vitamins
  • Short shorts, halter tops
  • T-shirts or ball caps with inappropriate wording
  • Shirts that show your midriff. (When you hold your arms up, we should not be able to see your skin or underwear.)
  • Flip flops
  • Fans
  • Pillows, blankets, comforters
  • Money (applies to adolescent patients only)
  • Radio (applies to adolescent patients only)

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