What to Pack
Staying for a month means packing one suitcase and one toiletry bag. Any more than this can be excessive and not needed as there are laundry facilities on site. Most clothing should be comfortable, with one or two items to attend outside meetings in, and shoes for activities such as walking, hiking, and some light workouts.
Items to be sure to include:
- ID or Driver’s license
- Insurance information
- Past medical records
- Alarm clock
- Toiletries (no excessive make-up, perfumes, etc. as some house members may be sensitive)
- List of current medications
- List of phone numbers (as you may not be able to use your phone)
- A few books
- Ask admissions if you play music would it be appropriate to bring your instrument.
- A small amount of cash
- Appropriate clothing (nothing too revealing, nothing with any offensive slogans, nothing with alcohol or drug-related artwork or branding)
Check with Admissions before bringing some items: Electronic devices, nail clippers, razors, cigarettes, chewing tobacco. If you have anxiety about using your communication devices, please address this upfront with your phone and computer usage questions before attending.
Leave any expensive items at home, or if you admit with anything that you feel may need to be kept safe, please speak to the program director or staff to arrange for being on hold while in residence.
Astoria Oregon Weather
In Astoria, the summer months are comfortable and are usually partly cloudy. If you are admitted to Virtue Recovery drug and alcohol rehab in Astoria in the Winter, be sure to take a jacket. The winters can be cold and wet. The average temperature for the area ranges from 39 degrees to 69 degrees and does not commonly get higher than 78. Sweaters, jackets, and layered clothing would be the best to pack. An umbrella and rain gear are also recommended for most of the months in Oregon.
What Happens if You Have Nothing to Pack?
Sometimes people need admittance to drug rehab in Astoria right away and don’t have time to pack or might not have anything. Fortunately, treatment centers realize this and will most likely have some basic clothing and toiletries that may have been donated. There will be opportunities for shopping days, and a staff member can help you get what is needed. Before arrival, let the admittance counselor know what you may need, and they will do their best to assist you.
One of the main challenges with addiction is that it is a progressive disease, and one can’t do it alone. If you or someone you know appears to have an addiction, please reach out for help before it’s too late. The team at Virtue Recovery in Astoria, Oregon, is ready to answer your questions and provide the support you need. Call us to find out more about our programs and services.