What to Pack for Treatment

When preparing to head to treatment, it’s hard to determine what you’ll need. Reasons Eating Disorder Center wants all clients to be comfortable when they’re receiving care, so we’ve outlined what you’ll need during your stay. We do provide some basic items and amenities (listed below), but please review the items below to prepare yourself. Please skip anything too tight or revealing, or items that depict violence, sexually graphic scenes, inappropriate language or substance use. Other prohibited items are outlined below as well. Please note that all items will be inspected upon admission and the items below are subject to change based on the needs of the individual.

Provided by Reasons Eating Disorder

  • Bed linens
  • Washer/dryer
  • Telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Microwave
  • Bibles and Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book

Essential Packing List

  • Pharmacy plan information and all medications to which you are currently prescribed. Medication must be stored in properly labeled bottles including name, medication, dosage and frequency.
  • Sunglasses/sunscreens
  • Picture ID
  • Social Security card
  • Health insurance card
  • Casual, comfortable clothing for one week
  • Shoes (casual and recreational)
  • Sleepwear (modest)
  • Clothes hangers (plastic only)
  • Laundry soap, fabric softener and laundry bag
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Personal care and hygiene items (30-day supply)
  • Paper, pens, pencils, envelopes, and stamps
  • Spending money (no more than $150)
  • Quarters for laundry and vending machines

Optional Items:

  • Cigarettes (30-day supply)
  • Photos of friends and family
  • Favorite bedding
  • Bathing suit (modest, summer only)
  • Reading material (Bible, recovery and morally acceptable materials only)

What Not To Bring

  • Items containing alcohol (as the first ingredient)
  • Cigars, pipes or chewing tobacco
  • Cards, dice or any games of chance
  • Aerosol sprays
  • Electronic/entertainment equipment (radios, music devices, TVs, video games, cameras, laptops, PDA/Palm Pilot, etc.)
  • Cell phone
  • Excessive jewelry/cash/credit cards
  • Food or beverages, candy or gum
  • Liquid bleach
  • Nail polish and/or remover
  • Clothing that advertises bars, alcohol, drugs, gambling or offensive subjects
  • No sleeveless, spaghetti straps or strapless tops, short shorts or tight clothing
  • Pornographic materials
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Vehicles, bicycles
  • Pets

We Hold Hope for Your Recovery

Eating disorder recovery is not always easy, but it is possible. Let us support you in discovering not only the reasons for your eating disorder but the reasons for your recovery. To schedule a no-cost clinical consultation or for more information, please call 844-573-2766 or use our online contact form. In case of a medical emergency or crisis, please call 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

Eating Disorder Recovery is Possible

We understand that there are reasons for your eating disorder. We’re here to stand with you during this difficult time. Let’s work together to discover the reasons for your recovery.