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What to Bring

What to Bring to Stonington Institute

Please be sure to bring the following necessities when you receive treatment in the Detox and Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP):

  • ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Prescription Card (if applicable)
  • Prescriptions in labeled bottles

What to Bring to Detox

  • Cigarettes (unopened packs only)
  • Vapes (unopened oil only)
  • Personal toiletries: comb, brush, deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste. Toiletries are also available upon request.
  • All personal toiletries must be in their original container and NEW/unopened.
  • Five changes of comfortable clothing packed in plastic bags ONLY (two bag maximum please)
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Reading material

What to Leave at Home

  • Electronics, such as cell phones, laptops, cameras, DVD players, iPods, recording devices of any kind
  • Jewelry, other valuables, cash
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Food or drinks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Luggage* – for health and safety reasons, all clothing and personal items must be brought in plastic bags
  • Clothing that depicts: alcohol, drugs, sex and/or violence
  • Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, chains, razors, scissors, etc.)
  • Lighters/matches
  • No loose tobacco
  • Products containing alcohol (mouthwash, hairspray, breath spray, astringent, etc.)
  • Acetone-based products or aerosol-spray products
  • Perfume/cologne/aftershave

What to bring to the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

  • Cigarettes (unopened packs only)
  • Vapes (unopened oil only)
  • Personal toiletries: comb, brush, deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste. Toiletries are also available upon request.
  • All personal toiletries must be in their original container and NEW/unopened.
  • Five changes of comfortable clothing packed in plastic bags ONLY (two bag maximum please)
  • Stamps and envelopes

What to Leave at Home

  • Electronics, such as cell phones, laptops, cameras, DVD players, iPods, recording devices of any kind
  • Jewelry, other valuables, cash
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Food or drinks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Luggage* – for health and safety reasons, all clothing and personal items must be brought in plastic bags
  • Clothing that depicts: alcohol, drugs,sex, and/or violence
  • Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, chains, razors, scissors, etc.)
  • No lighters
  • No loose tobacco
  • Products containing alcohol (mouthwash, hairspray, breath spray, astringent, etc.)
  • Acetone-based products or aerosol-spray products
  • Perfume/Cologne/Aftershave
  • Metal nail files
  • Sharp objects including knitting needles, nail files, etc.
  • Exercise equipment
  • Playing cards and gambling materials
  • Lighters and/or matches
  • Bookbags

Items found unacceptable during the search process will be sent home with family or friends. No cash is needed; please leave it at home.

Medications

Prior to admission, please advise the Admissions Staff of all current prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking. Please include the name, dosage, and frequency of each medication, as well as the name of the prescribing physician. All prescriptions must be current. Your name must be on the prescription label, and there should be no more than the prescribed amount of pills in the bottle. If you have a prescription card through your insurance company, bring it with you. Medication costs are the responsibility of the client.

What to Bring to the Starlight Program

  • Name, address and phone numbers of family, friends and current/previous therapists and doctors
  • All prescribed and over the counter medications you are currently taking
  • You may bring personal money. Opportunities will be available to go shopping to buy necessities. Otherwise, money will be secured.
  • Medical information regarding any allergies you have to medications.
  • Unopened cigarette packages
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans, sweat pants, slacks, t-shirts, pajamas, robe without a belt). Laundry service is provided.
  • Seasonally-appropriate outerwear and weather-appropriate activewear for outdoor activities
  • Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
  • Appropriate reading material
  • Military ID card and Insurance cards.
  • Electronic devices such MP3 players and radios.

What to Leave at Home

  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, PDA’s, computers, laptops and game systems Any device with a camera or that can access WiFi.
  • Jewelry and valuables
  • Knives, guns or weapons of any kind
  • Candles, illicit drugs, alcohol
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Glass items
  • Aerosol deodorant and hairspray
  • Mouthwash
  • Military uniform

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Stonington Institute’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-832-1022 or 860-535-1010 and select option 1 for a no-cost screening that gathers demographic, insurance and clinical information needed by the assessment team. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.