What to Bring to Celadon

Making a commitment to your treatment is the first step in the direction for hope and healing. As you prepare to commence your journey of wellness, Celadon Recovery recommends you bring the following items with you for your treatment experience

Items and Valuables:

  • Your checkbook, credit card, or debit card to pay for treatment medications and a valid photo ID. Your insurance cards and a form of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.). 
  • A list of names, addresses, and phone numbers of those you wish to have involved in your treatment as your cell phone will not be accessible until your assessment period is completed. These numbers should be readily available and will need appropriate releases signed. Some of these individuals may include loved ones, healthcare professionals, 12 step sponsors, etc., or any numbers you may have difficulty remembering. 
  • Jewelry that you wear every day and consider to be a necessity, like your wedding ring or a watch. Any other sentimental valuables are suggested to be left in the safety of your home or locked in our safe.
  • Your current prescription medication in the original pharmacy bottle is a requirement for admission.  All labels on your bottles are to be intact, and any liquid medications must be new and sealed. You should also bring a list of all your medications and dosages or a printout from your local pharmacy.  

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  • A small amount of cash ($50 to $100 in smaller bills)
  • Stamps and envelopes if you wish to mail letters.
  • Pictures of your loved ones to keep in your room or wallet. 
  • A small amount of special reading material that is appropriate for recovery.

Items and Valuables:

  • To help ensure safety and a cohesive treatment experience, Celadon Recovery has a dress code for all residents.  Please be aware of this while you are packing. If you are unsure about how to pack for the weather, pack layering options, like T-shirts, long sleeves shirts, and a bathing suit.
  • Please pack enough clothes for 7 days, in a small suitcase and /or one carry on. 
  • Additional clothes / luggage will be sent home at the client’s expense. Keep in mind, space in your room is limited, so try not to overpack.
  • You will have access to a laundry machine and soap products at Celadon. One week’s worth of clothing is should be adequate throughout your stay, weather permitting.  The climate in SWFL is unpredictable, so please be sure to pack clothes that are easy to wash and do not require special care, such as dry cleaning. 
    • Hangers and dressers are available in each room and are provided to you upon arrival.
    • Shoes: comfy shoes for everyday wear, tennis shoes for activities/sports and flip flops for the shower or any beach outings. 
    • Shirts: comfy T-Shirts are welcome; if bringing tank tops, no spaghetti straps permitted.
    • Pants: casual and / or dress pants
    • Shorts: to the knee or a little above, without rips, tears or any other material compromised
    • One or two “dressy” outfits for special occasions, like Family Night or a weekend outing
    • Socks and Undergarments
    • A bathing suit: One piece is required for women, trunks for men 
    • Pajamas and/or comfy clothes to sleep and relax in (sweats, leggings, etc.).
    • Coat/jacket Bath robe Slippers
    • Small items that make your room feel more like home.

Please review these items with your admissions counselor, as they will answer any questions you may have about what to bring. We will also guide you through the admissions process and explain policies, if you have any questions or concerns.

Celadon Recovery requires all toiletries and beauty products to be completely alcohol-free. We understand this may be difficult, so we encourage all potential Celadon family members to bring products where alcohol is not the first of the three ingredients. This includes:

  • deodorant
  • toothbrush and toothpaste shampoo and conditioner
  • hair styling products (pump hair spray only) comb/brush
  • feminine hygiene products and shaving cream
  • lotion, sunscreen, and minimal makeup

Items You Should Not bring to Celadon

Celadon prohibits certain items and has rules regarding specific other items. We do so to ensure your personal safety and to create the best environment for your treatment experience.

These items are banned:

  • Drugs / Alcohol
  • Narcotics and/ or prohibited prescriptions Weapons (guns, knives, scissors, sharp objects, etc.) Pornography
  • Food or drinks
  • Toiletries and beauty products that contain alcohol (mouthwash, perfume, etc.)
  • Aerosols
  • Electronic cigarettes
  • Unapproved or previously opened OTC medications
  • Nail polish, polish remover or synthetic nail related products Hair Dye
  • Video games and DVDs Sporting equipment
  • Revealing clothing (tank tops, sleeveless shirts, midriff bearing tops, etc.) Aerosols
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, ammonia, etc.)
  • Large Electronics (televisions, gaming consoles, etc.) Games and playing cards
  • Candles and incense
  • Clothing with profanity or references to drugs, alcohol or violence

You may be surprised by some of the items on this list like games, playing cards, video games, DVDs, and sporting equipment. These items are prohibited only to help you avoid distractions and allow you to focus on your treatment. Celadon will strive to provide you with the most of these items.

Outside food and drinks are banned. Three meals a day, snacks and beverages will be provided to you. If you have special dietary needs, please notify us prior to admission and during your nursing assessment.

The following items are allowed with staff supervision and when at the appropriate treatment phase:

Cell phone and laptop: you will likely only have access to them at certain times. Make sure you do not forget your power cords!

Cigarettes. If you smoke, you are responsible to bring your own cigarettes. E-cigarettes are not allowed.

Vitamins and over the counter medications are allowed but must be new and unopened. Certain music devices, without internet access or speakers, may be allowed.

Disposable razor or electric razor. Razors can be dangerous, so Celadon prohibits them from being housed in your room. You are allowed to check these in/out in the Tech office at the approved times.

They’ll be able to answer any questions you have about what to bring. They can also guide you through the admissions process and explain the need for their policies if you have any concerns.

If I Bring Something Prohibited, Will I Get it Back Later?

If you arrive at your center and realize you’ve packed something prohibited, don’t worry! Celadon will send prohibited items home with the person who brought you to the center. Celadon will hold your items for 24 hours until someone comes to pick them up. In some cases, your center may store the items for you until you leave, or if larger, ships them at the client’s expense.

If you are traveling by plane to get to get to Celadon, chances are you will not have someone with you

when you’re admitted, if it is necessary to send items home. It is recommended you call your admissions contact before you leave home to double check. If you pack something prohibited by mistake, you will want to make sure those items will be returned at some point.

Packing for Celadon is easy, don’t worry. We are here for you. Try to pack light and keep it to the necessities. Call anytime and Celadon staff will assist and answer any questions you have.
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