Addiction stems from altered pleasure and reward responses in the brain, and it can often be fueled by pain or trauma.[1] Because of this, detoxification alone is not a cure for addiction. It is the first recovery step and requires patience. At Berkshire Mountain Detox, our team knows how hard you must work to overcome addiction.

With our strong support, guidance, and professional care, we make the addiction recovery process more bearable. We create a welcoming, nurturing, and secure environment for you and everyone else who walks through our doors. Our Great Barrington facility serves local residents and people from Falmouth, Worcester, and Eastern Massachusetts. If you are ready to get on the road to recovery, you are probably wondering what to bring to detox.

 What To Leave Behind

Before we delve into what you should bring, it helps to know what not to bring. You may have guessed some of the prohibited items, such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, dangerous devices, weapons, sharp objects, and pornography. These are some lesser-known items that we encourage you to leave at home:

  • Pillows or stuffed animals
  • Clothing with threatening or sexual content
  • Cameras or recording devices
  • Any types of foods or drinks
  • Laundry detergent, fabric softener, and hand sanitizer

Our facility provides you with linen services, nutrition, and other necessities. We reserve the right to confiscate any prohibited items we find.

What To Bring To Detox: A Brief List

These are some items that you should bring:

  • Bring two forms of photo identification and your birth certificate
  • Pack an overnight bag with a few changes of clothes and essential toiletries
  • If you smoke, bring your own cigarettes
  • Use a zip-locked bag for hygiene and cosmetic products.

We will hold any toiletries or cosmetics with alcohol until you leave. We securely store phones, tablets, laptops, documents, and credit cards until you leave. If you have questions about another item that you want to bring, please reach out to us first. We are happy to answer your questions.

If you or someone you know is ready to start detox, we are here for you. Please give us a call to learn more about how we can help you beat the cycle of addiction permanently at Berkshire Mountain Detox in Great Barrington.