What to bring?

We want your stay to be as comfortable as possible.

What to Bring to Canadian Addiction Recovery Network

The following is a general list of what you might want to pack for your stay at a Canadian Addiction Recovery Network facility. When the admissions process is underway, your Admissions/Case Specialist will be also available to tell you what (and what not) to bring.

The Basics

At a minimum, you’ll want to bring the following items:

    • Comfortable clothing and shoes for about a week and a half (a maximum of two suitcases). On-site laundry facilities and supplies are available.
    • Alcohol-free toiletries, including: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shaving articles, hairdryer, etc.
    • Writing materials for taking notes
    • Photo ID: a driver’s license, passport, or work ID
    • Provincial Medical insurance cards
    • A list of all medications, including dosages, and any known allergies to medications

Possible Extras

We want you to be comfortable and feel at home during your stay at Canadian Addiction Recovery Network. Your Admissions/Case Specialist will talk with you about what kinds of personal items you may be able to bring, and what our staff will consider appropriate for your specific situation. In the meantime, here are some items to consider packing.

    • Family photos
    • Journaling materials
    • Music that helps you feel positive
    • Spiritual or religious items
    • Books

Checking in Your Luggage

On the day you arrive, you’ll check your bags in while completing paperwork and getting settled. We’ll take a look and go through your belongings to make sure you’ve brought only appropriate items for your stay during treatment. Personal items deemed not appropriate to have during treatment will be sent home with the accompanying family member or stored and returned to you at your discharge.