You likely have questions about what it will be like for your teenager to take time away from school, extracurricular activities, and other routines of daily life for healing and recovery from an addiction. At PaRC’s adolescent rehab program, we seek to make treatment with us as beneficial and comfortable as possible.
What to Expect in Adolescent Treatment at PaRC
What happens when we arrive at PaRC?
When you arrive at PaRC, we will welcome you and your family, answer any questions you may have about the treatment program, and start the admission process. Upon meeting with patient registration team, we will finish up any administrative work left in the admissions process, such as collecting payment, and making a copy of the ID and insurance card. We will also complete an intake and admissions interview. Following, we will check the items brought to the facility and conduct a non-invasive body search.
Will I be able to contact my child while they are at PaRC?
Upon arrival, there is a seven-day period in which patients are not allowed to make phone calls or use the computer lab. You will be able to call and leave a message for your child, but they will not be able to return phone calls until after the initial seven-day period of their recovery. During this early time in treatment, we encourage patients to be fully present in their healing. Following the seven-day period, patients can make phone calls and communicate with family.
While we currently do not offer open visitation days/hours, the counselor assigned to your child will schedule family sessions (via phone or in-person). We highly encourage your family’s involvement in the recovery process.
Your child’s counselor is your primary contact regarding any treatment concerns or questions.
Who will oversee my child’s care?
Each patient is assigned a primary counselor upon admission. This counselor will be the primary contact for family and other loved ones regarding concerns and questions. If your teen is in medical detox or residential treatment, our medical and nursing staff are available 24/7.
What to Bring to Adolescent Treatment at PaRC
The list of items below has your child’s privacy, safety and well-being in mind.
If more items are needed while staying with us, loved ones may bring them to PaRC during normal business hours. They will need to use a private access code that the patient will create during the admissions process.
PaRC’s on-site recovery bookstore, Carry the Message Books and Gifts, carries personal care items, toiletries and laundry items. You can also find books, study supplies, snacks, and drinks in the bookstore.
Items You May Bring to Substance Use Treatment
▪ All prescription medications for the entire stay in their original containers (samples are prohibited; place all medication in one bag. Note that the following is not allowed: narcotics, amphetamines, controlled substances, sleep aids, etc. or they will be destroyed)
▪ ID or driver’s license (needed to fill any medications)
▪ Insurance/prescription/pharmacy card and dental insurance (or payment method for prescriptions)
▪ Toiletries – MUST BE NEW and UNUSED (cannot contain alcohol in first three ingredients; cannot bring Q-Tips or cotton balls)
▪ Casual conservative clothing for 10-14 days, including tennis shoes (NO HATS OR HOODIES)
▪ Light jacket or sweatshirt (it can be cool in the building and at night outside)
▪ Laundry detergent (no PODS)
Items You May Not Bring to Substance Use Treatment
▪ Drugs and alcohol (Patients are not allowed to purchase, possess or use legal or illegal mind/mood-altering substances, including over-the-counter cough and sleep aids. No drug paraphernalia is allowed. If you have legal or illegal mind-altering substances in your possession at the time you are admitted, you will be asked to give these to the nurse on duty. Illegal substances will be destroyed.)
▪ No cash, debit cards or credit cards
▪ Tobacco/nicotine products (cigarettes, dip, chew, vapes or e-cigarettes)
▪ Electronic devices including laptops, tablets, CD players, video games (including consoles), videos, DVDs, cameras, TVs, clock radios, e-readers, smartwatches, iPads, iPods, MP3 players or Fitbit-types of devices
▪ Cell phones
▪ Expensive jewelry
▪ Mouthwash containing alcohol
▪ Straight or bladed razors of any kind (only electric razors are allowed)
▪ Aerosols (including shaving cream)
▪ Over-the-counter medications
▪ Weapons and/or anything deemed as such by staff
▪ Paints, paint thinner/remover, turpentine, denatured alcohol, rubbing alcohol, kerosene, gasoline or freon, fireworks, candles, incense, airplane cement, glue, or adhesives
▪ Hair dyes or hair coloring products, fingernail polish and polish remover
▪ Sports equipment (weights, fishing poles, baseball bats, etc.)
▪ Certain type of clothing (no clothing with inappropriate messages or symbols which have sexual, gambling, racial, alcohol or drug references; low-cut shirts, crocheted, knitted or see-through shirts; no shorts higher than four inches above the knee; no flip-flops, slides, hats, hoodies, leggings, skirts and yoga pants)
▪ Perfume/cologne/body spray
▪ Outside food/drinks
▪ Coolers, coffee pots, cooking devices, stuffed animals, electric blankets and heating pads
▪ Pillows, blankets, towels or other linens of any kind
▪ Other items deemed inappropriate for treatment
Not sure if an item is OK to bring to treatment at PaRC? Call PaRC for information.
Please note: This list can change at any time and may not be the most recent version. Please ask the admission coordinator you are speaking with prior to admission about the most up-to-date packing list.
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