What To Bring

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 2nd February 2023

If you have recently secured a place at our private residential drug and alcohol rehab, it is not uncommon for you to have many questions regarding what to bring to rehab, the treatment that you will receive and the various activities that you will be encouraged to engage in during your time in our centre.

Although our admissions team will have likely provided you with a wealth of information, if you find yourself struggling to determine what to bring to rehab, we have outlined what we recommend our clients to bring to rehab here.



As touched on above, as you commence treatment at our residential rehab, there are times when you will be required to participate in group work, therapy, wellbeing therapies and social activities such as group walks.

With this in mind, we highly recommend that you bring comfortable clothing with you.

To help you determine which items of clothing you may need during your time in our rehab, we have listed the clothing and footwear that we would recommend you bring to our rehab below.

  • Nightwear such as pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns
  • Underwear
  • Short and long-sleeved tops
  • Trousers
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Jumpers and cardigans
  • A waterproof jacket
  • A lightweight jacket
  • Coats
  • Winter essentials such as gloves and scarfs (season permitting)
  • Fitness clothing
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Boots

If you would like to find out whether you will need any items of clothing not listed above, please feel free to contact us and seek our admission team’s advice.


Personal Hygiene Products

Throughout your time in our rehabilitation centre, you will be provided with complimentary soap, shower gels, towels and bathrobes.  However, we do welcome you to bring your own personal hygiene products with you, should you wish too.

To help you understand what to bring to rehab when considering hygiene products, we have provided a checklist below.

  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Sanitary products
  • Hand soap
  • Hairbrush
  • Alcohol-free nail varnish
  • Alcohol-free nail varnish remover
  • Moisturiser
  • Skincare products
  • Make-up
  • Alcohol-free perfume

In addition to the above, we also welcome you to bring your own towels and bathrobes.

If you are considering bringing your own personal hygiene products with you, it should be noted that products containing alcohol, such as mouthwash, are prohibited.

Upon your arrival, we will check the contents of your products to ensure that they do not contain alcohol.  Should any of your products contain alcohol, they will be removed from your possession and our facility.


Personal Items

At Cassiobury Court, we have created a home away from home for our clients.  We want to ensure that each individual that attends our rehab is comfortable at all times and feels at home.  Considering this, we welcome you to bring various personal items from home with you as you admit yourself to our rehab.

Below, we have outlined the various personal items that are permitted.

  • Pictures of family members
  • Pictures of friends
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Other reading materials
  • Musical instruments
  • Mobile phones
  • Laptops
  • Tablet devices
  • Reading devices such as a Kindle

In addition to the above, you are permitted to bring your own bed linen to our centre.  If you would prefer not to, we will supply you with this upon your arrival.

We would also recommend bringing a small amount of money with you.  We often host group walks to local shops where you will be able to purchase small gifts and treats for yourself and your loved ones.



If you are currently consuming any prescription medication that has been prescribed by your doctor or other health care professionals, we would ask you to inform us of this.

Although you are permitted to bring your medication with you, we will require a note from your doctor that states the medication you must take and the frequency that you must consume it.

In some instances, we will ask you to hand your medication over to our medical team upon your arrival.  Although you may not feel comfortable doing so, this is for the safety of all our clients.

Many of the individuals that seek treatment at our rehab struggle with drug addictions, including prescription drugs.

Please rest assured knowing that we will provide you with the correct doses of medication as and when they need to be taken throughout your stay in our rehab.


Forbidden Items

Although we aim to allow our clients to bring various items with them from home to help ease the rehabilitation process, there are several items that we forbid clients to bring into our centre to ensure that all our clients remain safe during their time with us.

For example, products that contain alcohol are forbidden.  This is because we treat clients that have severe alcohol addictions.

Reading materials of explicit natures are also forbidden from our rehab centre.  Likewise, video games are also banned from our rehab.

If you are found to be in possession of any of our forbidden items, we will, unfortunately, cease your treatment at our centre and ask you to leave.

If you would like to discuss our forbidden items with us to ensure that you comply with our rules, please contact our admissions team today.

Our admissions team will be able to determine whether you can bring certain products or personal belongings into our centre as and when you commence your treatment.


Contact Cassiobury Court Today

At Cassiobury Court, we want you to remain confident in your choice to attend our rehab.  We also want to ensure that you are comfortable during your stay with us.

With this in mind, if you have any questions regarding what to bring to rehab, or would like to determine whether you can bring certain items to our facility, please do not hesitate to contact us.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 2nd February 2023

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.