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What to Bring to Our Orange County Rehab

Wondering what happens in rehab, and making the decision to begin the drug and alcohol rehab process can be stressful. Not only will you have to leave home, but you may be faced with withdrawal symptoms, emotional symptoms and the fear of change. Luckily, Pacific Sands Recovery is equipped with experienced staff members who can help ease the stress and pain that may otherwise be inflicted if one decides to attempt to treat themselves at home. In addition, we like to make the planning process as easy as possible which is why we have listed what to bring to rehab and what not to bring to rehab here in Orange County, CA.

What Personal Items to Bring to Rehab

  • Books or magazines to read during down time. Materials with positive or motivational messaging are recommended.
  • Photos of family, friends and pets
  • Medication in its original packaging
  • Valid ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport, insurance card)
  • A blank notebook for journaling and reflection
  • A music device that IS NOT WiFi enabled. Any electronics with WiFi will be secured during the initial blackout period.
  • Prepaid Visa cards for purchasing. Cash is not allowed.

Do not bring pre-workout supplements or energy drinks. These items will be confiscated.

Hygiene and Self Care Products to Bring to Rehab

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap, face wash and lotion
  • Shampoo, conditioner and hairbrush
  • Feminine hygiene products

Do not bring any products that contain alcohol such as perfume, hairspray, mouthwash or hand sanitizer. Lotions or salves containing CBD are also not allowed.

Clothing to Bring to Rehab

  • Two weeks of comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing
  • A light to mid-weight jacket (it can get chilly by the beach!)
  • Shorts no less than 6-inches from the top of your thigh
  • One or two nicer outfits for special occasions
  • Socks and undergarments
  • Bathing suit
  • Pajamas and Bathrobe
  • Slippers or Sneakers
  • Flipflops
  • Orthotics or prescription footwear, if applicable

What Clothing Not to Bring to Rehab

  • Are overly provocative
  • Have drug or alcohol imagery
  • Have explicit language
  • Show any gang affiliations
  • Allude to or specifically cite hate speech or hate crimes

These items will be confiscated if you bring them into the center to protect our other clients and their sobriety.

Begin Your Recovery at our Drug Rehab in Orange County, CA

After wondering if you’re addicted to chemicals, the next step after figuring out what to bring to rehab is to contact your desired treatment center and find out when you can come in. Our staff at Pacific Sands Recovery are here to help answer any additional questions you may have. Deciding to go to rehab is a big step and we want you to know that we are here to help. To learn more about our admissions process, visit our admissions page or contact us below.


  • I would just like to share how Grateful I am with my experience through my addiction at this facility. I couldn’t possibly ask to be in such a “SAFE/COMFORTABLE” environment while receiving treatment for my addiction. I would just like to say Thank you sooo much to ALL the staff there from the Nurse’s to counselors and therapist all of you are a True Blessing in helping me through my journey of sobriety. I couldn’t feel more comfortable there on how they monitored my physical health and on dealing with my emotional health with there therapy sessions and groups I truly see them ALL as Family!

    Andrew N.
  • As a professional in the recovery field I have worked with many detox centers and none compare to The this one. Their staff is incredibly attentive and knowledgable regarding the needs of individuals seeking recovery from the very start. Their facility is welcoming and homey while remaining very luxe. I would recommend this facility to any loved one or friend looking to start down their journey of sobriety.

  • This place helped saved my life, and a great stepping stone to get my life on the right track. Was there first client under new management, caring staff and owners, comfortable place to get you on your feet in sobriety.

  • Great Staff. Comfortable Environment. Awesome place to Get Clean and Sober. Thank you guys for everything.


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    Santa Ana, CA 92704


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