Items to Bring:

  • Form of Identification
  • Insurance card (if applicable)
  • One large suitcase containing clothes and undergarments for approximately one week, including jackets and other seasonally appropriate clothing, gym clothing, yoga clothing, robe, swim suit. Washer machines are available. All clothing worn must adhere to Palm Tree Ranch dress code.
  • One quart sized zip locked bag containing cosmetics
  • One gallon sized zip locked bag containing toiletries. Toiletries and beauty products are to be completely alcohol-free. No alcohol listed in the first three ingredients.
  • Money to spend at outings or for essential items from the store
  • A list of names, addresses and phone numbers of those you wish to have involved in your treatment (loved ones, healthcare professionals, 12 step sponsors, etc.).
  • Jewelry that you wear every day and consider to be a necessity, like your wedding ring or a watch. Otherwise, leave valuable items at home.
  • An alarm clock that does not have a radio.
  • Your current prescription medication in the original pharmacy bottle with the information label intact. Any liquid medications must be new and sealed. You should also bring a list of all your medications and dosages.
  • Your checkbook, credit card or debit card to pay for treatment medications.
  • A notebook or journal.
  • Stamps and envelopes if you wish to mail letters.
  • Pictures of your loved ones to keep in your room or wallet.
  • Reading materials for you. If you want to bring your own, they’re usually required to be recovery, self-help or spiritually oriented. TIP: bring paperback books as they’re easier to carry around than hardcovers.

Items with Check Out Use (these items will be stored in bins at the Wellness Stations):

  • Disposable safety razors (must be stored in plastic bag)
  • Cosmetic Scissors
  • Hair dryers
  • Curling Irons/Straightening irons
  • Bottles of cologne/perfume
  • Mirrors
  • C’lippers/files
  • Sewing equipment
  • 1-Pods or MP3 players for gym and personal time.
  • Lighters

Items to Leave at Home:

  • Illegal drug or substances of abuse, drug using paraphernalia
  • Any alcoholic beverage or products containing alcohol. Including mouth wash and hand sanitizer. Mouthwash containing alcohol will be disposed of upon admission
  • Any “sharp” or other dangerous objects (i.e. razor blades, glass picture frames. vases. syringes, etc.)
  • Cameras. camcorders, laptops, tablets, notebooks
  • T-shirts with sexually explicit, violent themes, or alcohol/drug references
  • Irons, fans or heaters, heating pads, electric blankets
  • Food items
  • Wire coat hangers
  • Laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener. dryer sheets
  • Extension cords
  • Any other potentially dangerous substance or device deemed unsafe by staff
  • Outside reading material, unless spiritual or self-help material.
  • Personal linen. pillows, stuffed animals
  • Technology, including cell phones. Please write down phone numbers prior to arriving at treatment
  • Drugs and alcohol 
  • Narcotics or prohibited prescriptions 
  • Weapons (guns, knives, scissors, sharp objects, etc.) 
  • Pornography 
  • Toiletries and beauty products that contain alcohol (mouthwash, perfume, etc.) 
  • Electronic cigarettes 
  • Unapproved or previously opened OTC medications 
  • Nail polish, polish remover or synthetic nail related products 
  • Video games and DVDs 
  • Sporting equipment
  • Revealing clothing (tank tops, sleeveless shirts, midriff bearing tops, etc.) 
  • Aerosols 
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, ammonia, etc.) 
  • Electronics (televisions, gaming consoles, etc.) 
  • Candles and incense 
  • Clothing with profanity or references to drugs, alcohol or violence.
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