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What to Bring to Rehab

At Skywood Recovery, we want your stay with us to be successful. To ensure the most productive experience while you are in treatment, here is a list of what to bring to rehab. It is important to adhere these requirements exactly:

At Skywood Recovery Center, a residential treatment facility under the skies of Augusta, Michigan, we can help you rediscover your authentic self in recovery. You may feel entirely helpless. You may be completely heartbroken over what addiction has done to you and your family. But here, we firmly believe that everyone has the ability to recover. We believe it because we’ve seen real healing revive the lives and hearts of so many who were once hopeless and heartbroken. 


  • A valid photo ID (government issued ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.)
  • Information for the insurance subscriber: name, contact information, Social Security
  • Number and date of birth
  • Pharmacy benefit cards/Rx card (if applicable)
  • All medications must be approved by a Skywood Recovery medical provider and are maintained by staff. Approved medications must be in appropriately labeled bottles (your name, medication name, dosage, frequency). Please fill prescriptions for non-addictive medications prior to admission.
  • Any relevant medical records from current or previous treatments
  • Contact information for personal physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, personal contacts and emergency contacts

Clothing/Personal Items

  • There are distinct seasons in Michigan. Please pack with this in mind. (See our packing list for suggestions on seasonal clothing)
  • Plan for indoor and outdoor activities
  • Personal hygiene products including hair dryer and curling irons are welcome; toothbrush, toothpaste, bath soap, lotion, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant (alcohol-free)
  • Address book with phone numbers and/or addresses

Tobacco Policies

  • If you smoke, try to bring enough cigarettes with you for your stay. We do also offer a tobacco run once a week for all patients though. We can use debit/credit cards, prepaid credit cards, or cash for these purchases. Patients are to place orders by Tuesday at 4pm. The tobacco store run is usually completed before noon on Wednesday but times can vary. The tobacco products can then be accessed via the business office.
  • You may also have cigarettes mailed to you (pending postal regulations from your state). All tobacco products must be unopened and in sealed packages in order to be allowed into the treatment environment.
  • E-cigarettes and vapor pens are allowed as long as the cartridges come sealed. All other forms of smokeless tobacco to be used in the same manner as regular cigarettes.

What Not to Bring

Please note that space is limited. Any items in excess of necessity are to be placed in storage. Costs associated with shipping items back home are the responsibility of the patient.

Do not bring the following items:

  • iPads, CD/DVD players, video games, cameras, PDAs and/or computers/laptops
  • Patients can use facility phones at designated times. Cell phones are maintained with locked patient valuables and available for accessing phone numbers only upon admission.
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Vapor pipes and oils
  • Alcohol, illicit drugs, sedatives, muscle relaxants, energy bars/drinks
  • Mouthwash, perfume or other personal care items that contain alcohol
  • Magazines or newspapers that contain pornographic or other inappropriate material
  • Clothing that is revealing or with alcohol, sexual, derogatory or drug messages/logos
  • There is NO need to bring cash unless you plan on purchasing cigarettes during your time with us. All meals and other necessities are provided to you by Skywood.
  • Swimsuit

Packing List

Seven (7) sets of clothes to include:

  • 7 pairs of underwear and bra
  • 7 pairs of socks (preferably wool and/or warm)
  • 7 pairs of comfortable and appropriate pants such as jeans
  • 3 pairs of exercise shorts or pants depending on preference
  • 7 shirts (t-shirts, polos, button-up, etc. depending on preference)
  • 3 shirts for exercise
  • 1 mid-weight jacket made of insulating material (fleece, wool, or down)
  • 1 heavy outer jacket (preferably waterproof)
  • 1 hat or beanie for keeping head and ears warm
  • 1 pair of gloves for keeping hands warm
  • 1 set of exercise shoes
  • 1 pair of boots (preferably waterproof)
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and /or sun hats

Do NOT pack: Shorts or skirts, tops that expose the midriff in any position, tops with straps, revealing clothing, clothing with alcohol, derogatory, sexual or drug logos, clothing that promotes gang themes, or clothing that is deemed offensive.

Provided by Skywood

  • Towels
  • Bed linens
  • Washer/dryer

iPod Policy

  • Patients are permitted to bring an iPod or similar device that does not have WiFi capability.
  • Devices also must not have a camera function. Patients are responsible for supplying their own earbuds.
  • Patients can have an iPod or similar device mailed to them with music preloaded.
  • Patients aren’t permitted to use a Skywood Recovery computer to upload music to any device.
  • Patients are solely responsible for their own device. Skywood Recovery cannot be held liable should a device become lost, stolen, or broken.
  • We’ll continue to allow patients to sign-out the iPod shuffles we currently have, until they no longer work.


If you have any further questions about what you can and can’t bring to rehab, call us today at 269.280.4673.