top of page
rs=w_2320,h_1547 (13).webp


Admission Day-What to Bring/What Not to Bring

There is a lot to think about on admission day. Here's what to bring, what not to bring and optional items. 

What To Bring

  • Current Prescription Medications in original bottle

  • Over the counter medications, vitamins, supplements which have been approved by primary doctor or treating physician. Over the Counter medications not approved will not be allowed. Containers must arrive sealed 

  • Comfortable, wash and wear, casual clothing

  • Cell phone 

  • Jacket and/or sweater

  • Workout clothing

  • Swimwear (board short style-no bikini style)

  • Comfortable walking shoes, flat soled or athletic sneakers, boots or sturdy heeled shoes for some activities

  • Personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, hair products, etc. 

  • Health Insurance Card

  • Driver's License or other photo ID

  • Copy of tuberculosis test results. Any test over one year old will not be accepted. Please discuss testing options with primary care physician

  • Pharmacy Card

  • Reading Material related to recovery, therapy, personal growth or spirituality

Optional Items to Bring

  • Cash, ATM or credit cards, check book

  • Personal radio/cassette/CD player, iPod or MP3 player WITH HEADPHONES

  • Cigarettes or other tobacco products which can be used in designated areas at designated times

  • Musical Instrument(s)

Welcome to AVR

We hope that we have made this easy, and welcome you to our facility.

What NOT to Bring

  • Clothing depicting or advertising alcohol, drugs, sex, violence or gambling(Program reserves right to disaapprove inappropriate clothing not listed here)

  • Other clothing items prohibited: sexually suggestive or revealing clothing

  • Laptops (Computers are available)

  • Cameras, video recording devices, video game consoles

  • Aerosol products or products containing alcohol such as hand sanitizer, mouthwash, cologne, aftershave, etc.

  • Loose medications of any kind not in original container 

  • Straight razors, pocket knives or weapons of any kind

  • Food or beverages of any kind

  • Illegal substances of any kind

Check In

During the admission process, your personal items will be searched and inventoried. If you did mistakenly bring something not allowed, we will send it home or in some rare circumstances store it until it can be picked up. Additionally, arriving  intoxicated or under the influence will forfeit program acceptance.


If we didn't cover something you want to bring, give us a call and we'll be glad to help you out! 925-372-6000

bottom of page