What can I bring to treatment?

  • Motivational books or useful magazines for idle hours
  • Medication in original bottles or blister packs
  • IDs (driver’s license, company ID, passport, insurance card, etc.)
  • A notebook or journal to document your rehab journey
  • An Ipod Nano or similar music device that DOES NOT have internet access – electronics with internet access will be locked up while you are on blackout period.
  • Prepaid visas (no cash) to purchase any needed items while in treatment – you will have an option for family to add money to this prepaid card once you are in treatment
  • Personal Hygiene Items
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, deodorant, hair styling tools, hair brush, face wash, feminine hygiene products, lotion, Etc.
  • Clothing:
    • Be sure to bring at least 2 weeks worth of comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. Southern California boasts year-round temperatures of 65-75 degrees, so we recommend dressing in layers and preparing for temperature fluctuations from daytime to nighttime.
    • Please make sure that you have appropriate clothing: overly provocative clothing, clothing that advertises or illustrates drug and/or alcohol use, clothing that contains explicit language, gang-affiliated clothing, and other clothing that depicts hate speech or hate crimes etc. will be confiscated.
    • Hotel California by the Sea recommends comfy footwear for daytime, tennis shoes for activities/sports, and flip flops. If you have orthotics or prescription footwear, please bring this as well.
    • Pants for cooler weather.
    • Shorts: Shorts should be no less than 6 inches from top of one’s thigh.
    • One or two “dressy” outfits for special occasions such as weekend outings.
    • Socks.
    • Undergarments.
    • Bathing suit.
    • Pajamas.
    • Coats, jackets, and sweaters.
    • Bathrobes.
    • Belts.
    • Hats.
    • Slippers for nighttime.

What items should I avoid bringing to treatment?
Please do not bring any of the following items to treatment:

  • Products containing alcohol, such as perfume, hairspray, mouthwash, hand-sanitizer and cologne/perfume. If any items are brought containing alcohol, you will not be able to use them during your stay in treatment.
  • Any items containing CBD oil (lotions, sprays, etc.)
  • Pre work-out supplements.
  • Energy drinks.
  • Cash.

If you need further clarification on what to bring, or what not to bring, to treatment please reach out to an admissions representative at Hotel California by the Sea. We will be able to answer any questions you may have and provide further clarification.