What to Bring

What to Bring

Enough comfortable wash and wear clothing for 5-7 days. We provide washers/dryers and detergent.

One or two (dressy) items for Family Night.

Exercise clothing, including exercise shoes, extra towel for pool/by small hand towel for the gym. (Earphones ONLY to plug into your music source).

Comfortable shoes. You may want to include sandal types for summer or warm slippers for winter.

Appropriate sleepwear.

Sweaters/jackets for Fall-Spring or light jacket/sweatshirt for summer.

Summer wear: walking shorts, T-shirts, hat, sunscreen SPF 15 or higher. (Clothing must cover mid-section/stomach completely and have an appropriate neckline for female residents).

Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, hair products, deodorant, hair dryer, LIQID body wash, lotion, shaving supplies. (NO PRODUCTS CONTAINING ALCOHOL WILL BE ALLOWED-Please note this for mouthwash).

Prescribed medications if applicable (and a credit card or cash for co-pays/prescriptions).

Driver’s license and insurance card AND prescription crd if different from medical insurance card.

If you smoke, please bring enough cigarettes for 30 days. Able to Change Recovery does not purchase cigarettes for any residents. Nicorette gum or nicotine patches are acceptable.

Dark sunglasses are allowed outdoors only.

Small travel alarm clock is suggested but not necessary.

NOTE: It is advisable to pack a small bag with essentials for your immediate 24-hour needs as your baggage may not be available until staff can check it.

Bring any hobby items (knitting, sketchbooks, etc.).

A list of name, addresses and phone numbers of those you wish to have involved in your treatment (loved ones, 12 step sponsors, sc.).

A notebook or journal.

Stamps and envelopes if you wish to mail letters.


No exercise equipment (we provide gym memberships).

No products contain alcohol (please check your mouthwash before packing).

No expensive jewelry or excessive cash.

No tanning oils, other self-tanning products, hair dye or bleaching products.