What to Bring to Treatment at Stepworks

Getting ready for your stay at our 30-day residential program? Read this page before you pack your bags! It’s important to plan ahead for what to bring to treatment. We recommend bringing a number of items with you to make sure your treatment stay is comfortable and hassle-free. We also ask that you leave certain distracting or inappropriate items at home, so that you can put 100 percent of your focus into your recovery.

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Recommended Items:

  • Copies of your insurance cards
  • Changes of clothing for a week (7 days) (Don’t forget underwear, socks, bras, etc.)
  • Two sets of workout clothing for exercise
  • If bringing leggings, please make sure that the top you wear with them falls mid-thigh and completely covers your buttocks. Otherwise, leggings are considered “form-fitting attire” and not allowed.
  • Tennis shoes
  • Jacket/sweater
  • Pajamas, house shoes
  • Liquid laundry detergent/fabric softener
  • No more than $50.00 in cash/coins ($1 bills work best; also bring 1-2 rolls of quarters for laundry.)
  • Personal toiletries, including shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and brush, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Prohibited Items*:

  • Cell phones or any electronic devices (tablets, e-readers, laptop computers)
  • CDs , DVDs or TVs
  • Cameras
  • Stuffed animals
  • Urns
  • Weapons (knives, guns, or “sharps” of any kind)
  • Drug paraphernalia, controlled substances, illegal substances, and alcohol
  • Pornographic material or any sexually-explicit materials
  • Medications which you are not currently taking
  • Containers with unidentified substances
  • Alcohol or any items containing increased amounts of alcohol (mouthwash/toothpaste)
  • Previously-opened cigarette packs or tobacco logs and dip (Cigarettes and dip must be unopened when you arrive.)
  • Loose tobacco, tobacco logs
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Paraphernalia used in rolling cigarettes
  • Clothing containing inappropriate content (drugs, alcohol, bars, taverns, offensive/satanic imagery or language)
  • Revealing clothing (shirts that expose midriff, low-cut tops, tube tops, spaghetti straps, form-fitting attire, shorts any shorter than mid-thigh)
  • Bandanas
  • Outside food or drink of any kind (including chewing gum)
  • Battery-powered toothbrushes
  • Nail polish and nail polish remover
  • Hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners
  • Aerosol products (including deodorant and hairspray)
  • Perfume/cologne
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Work or employment materials
  • Condoms or birth control devices
  • Permanent markers or Sharpies
  • Ace bandages
  • Flashlights

*Note: If you bring prohibited items, our team will store them while you are at Stepworks, but we cannot guarantee their safety. Please make every effort to leave prohibited items at home.