So you’ve decided to come to Stepworks—that’s great! But are you wondering what to bring to treatment?

Did you ever go to summer camp as a kid? If you did, you probably always made sure to be prepared for a long stay. Readying for treatment requires some planning, too! We want your time at Stepworks to be as comfortable as possible, so it’s important that you know what to bring to treatment: items from home that help you to comfortably enjoy all that Stepworks has to offer. We have come up with a list of some recommended items that everyone should bring with them when they come to Stepworks. This list is not inclusive, but it’s a great place to start when preparing for your stay. The weather is always changing in Kentucky, so come prepared for the seasons coinciding with your stay!

Recommended Items:

  • Seven changes of clothing
  • Two sets of workout clothing for exercise
  • Tennis shoes
  • Hiking shoes (optional)
  • Jackets/ sweaters, depending on season
  • Pajamas/ house shoes
  • Underwear, socks, bras, etc.
  • Liquid laundry detergent/ fabric softener/ dryer sheets
  • One or two rolls of quarters for laundry
  • One unopened bottle of Tylenol
  • A one-month supply of home Rx meds (if diabetic, bring meds, syringes, glucometer, test strips, batteries, and anything else associated with diabetes)
  • No more than $50. One-dollar bills work best! ($50 cap includes the 1-2 rolls of quarters for laundry)
  • Personal toiletries (e.g. shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and brush, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  • Shower caddy
  • Insurance cards (if applicable)
  • Credit card/ debit card for incidentals (i.e. medications for non-detox, outside medical costs, etc.)
  • Cigarettes (must be in unopened packs)
  • Hair dryer

What can’t I bring?

At Stepworks, we ask you to put 100 percent of your focus into your recovery. For that reason, we have limits on what to bring to treatment. You’ll need to leave some items at home, even if you might be used to having them with you. Certain items are prohibited because they are distracting, inappropriate for treatment, or dangerous (sometimes for reasons that might not be obvious). We appreciate your willingness to forgo some modern comforts for the sake of your recovery.

Leave these items at home:

  • Cell phones
  • Laptops or tablets (iPad, etc.)
  • Electronics of any kind
  • Outside food or drink
  • Revealing clothing (e.g. shirts that expose the midriff, low-cut tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, form-fitting attire; shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh)
  • Pornography/ sexually explicit materials
  • CDs/ DVDs
  • Inappropriate photographs
  • Nail polish or nail polish remover
  • Hair dyes/ hair straighteners
  • Aerosol products (including deodorant and hairspray)
  • Clothing that advertises, promotes, or displays drugs, alcohol, bars or taverns, offensive language, or satanic worship
  • Cameras
  • TVs
  • Weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, any sharps)
  • Mouthwash or toothpaste that is not alcohol free
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medications which you are not currently taking
  • Valuables (jewelry, etc.). We will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Work or employment material
  • Condoms or birth control devices
  • Ace bandages
  • Permanent markers (Sharpie, etc.)

Ready to begin?

Call 1-800-545-9031 to talk to a Stepworks team member today!