Residential treatment programs work well because patients can work on getting healthy in a closely-monitored environment free from distractions, temptations and triggers. Sovereign Health maintains comfortable, friendly treatment houses at each of its California treatment centers. We hope all of our patients feel at home when staying with us.
Like any other long journey, it’s important to pack well for it. Although we initially restrict and later strongly control the use of mobile phones, there are plenty of other items patients can take with them during their stay with us. Some of them, such as toiletries, are necessary, while others – books, alarm clocks, swimsuits – can make the stay more pleasant. Typically, patients stay in our residential programs between 30 and 90 days.
Our patients are never alone during treatment. Staying in a residential program places patients in a supportive, caring environment with people who are facing the same challenges they are. Additionally, patients are allowed to stay in touch with outside family members during their stay.
What to bring
- One suitcase only
- One carry-on bag, such as a backpack, purse or duffle bag
- Enough clothing – including socks and underwear – for seven to 10 days. Laundry facilities are available and are free to use
- Personal hygiene items including bath soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving equipment, toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Grooming items such as blow dryers and curling irons
- Casual clothes
- Comfortable shoes
- Gym/yoga clothing and a swimsuit
- Depending on season, cold weather clothing such as a jacket
- An insurance card and your driver’s license, state ID card or social security card
- Long pants for equine therapy