What to Bring to Treatment

  • Photo identification card (i.e. driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Health insurance card(s) and other relevant documentation
  • Medical information including, but not limited to, prescriptions (bottles should have complete label intact) and a list of known allergies
  • One week’s supply of seasonally appropriate, comfortable clothing (laundry supplies and facilities are provided)
  • Gym appropriate clothing (at least 2 sets is recommended)
  • Seasonally appropriate outwear
  • At least one pair of athletic shoes as well as one pair of casual shoes (sandals are restricted during certain times)
  • A swimsuit and sunblock for summer months (conservative one-piece for women and mid-thigh shorts for men)
  • Alcohol-free toiletries including, but not limited to, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash and/or soap, deodorant, feminine care products, comb and/or hairbrush, hairdryer, and shaving item (electric razor only)
  • List of contact numbers for family and/or friends (clients do not have access to their cell phones)
  • Spending money for additional personal needs while in treatment as well as money for medical expenses (BTG recommends bringing $50 for personal funds and $50.00 for medical funds, clients are not permitted to keep more than $20 on them at any time, and all out of pocket expenses are to be paid by the client)
  • Mailing envelopes and postage stamps (BTG provides clients with paper and writing instruments)
  • Alcohol or drugs including items containing alcohol including, but not limited to, mouthwash, perfume and/or cologne, and aftershave
  • Sugar or caffeine
  • Firearms or any kind of weapon
  • Aerosols
  • Chewing tobacco products (i.e. snus)
  • Camera or video recorder
  • Laptop or other computer equipment
  • Sharp objects of any kind including, but not limited to, sewing needles and scissors (will be permitted when regulated by the residential staff)
  • Food, snacks, gum, mints, or beverages of any kind
  • Nonprescription (over-the-counter) medication such as Advil or Tylenol
  • Music CDs or R-rated videos or media
  • Sexually explicit clothing; tattered, torn, or unwashed clothing; low-cut blouses; spandex or tightfitting clothing; drug or alcohol suggestive clothing; cutoff pants or shirts; mesh or see-through shirts; short shorts or skirts (shorter then mid-thigh); muscle shirts or revealing tank tops; halter or bare midriff tops; sleeveless t-shirts; concert or music t-shirts, or inappropriate shoes
  • Sports equipment such as ab-roller or weights
  • Sexually explicit materials
  • Expensive jewelry of any kind (BTG holds no responsibility for lost, misplaced, or stolen items or items left behind after discharge)
  • Electronic cigarettes are permitted (disposable model only) but this product is restricted and is only able to be used at certain times when regulated by the residential staff
  • iPods or other portable music devices (such devices are permitted at certain times during Phase II, Phase III, and Phase IV)
  • Razor blades of any kind including disposable razors (will be permitted when regulated by the residential staff)
  • Any chemical liquids such as nail polish or nail polish remover (Will be permitted when regulated by residential staff)

Note: There may be other items that the staff deem inappropriate during treatment. Clients are expected to direct questions about the rules and regulations to their primary counselor or the residential staff.

BTG respectfully requests that clients read this list carefully and follow these guidelines. Upon admission, clients are asked to check in their belongings at a secure location within the facility. A residential staff member will then examine all belongings to ensure the client has only brought the appropriate items with them for their treatment stay. Any item(s) found that is not approved will be confiscated and kept in a secure location for the duration of the client’s treatment. Illicit substances or unapproved medications, food, and other perishable items will be disposed of properly.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our admissions coordinator to address any concerns regarding the items you are able and not able to bring to treatment.

For a sample packing list for residential treatment, please click here.