Admission to Rehab: Essential Checklist

To discover more about our admission process, treatment options, visiting rules, and to learn more about our ARC Addiction Recovery Centre, please reach out. We invite you to embark on your journey towards a healthier life today, with MyRehab as your trusted partner in recovery.

Essential Guide for Admission to Rehab

When preparing for your journey towards recovery, knowing exactly what to bring for admission to rehab can significantly ease your transition. At MyRehab Addiction Rehab Centre, we aim to make your stay as comfortable and focused as possible. Below you’ll find a comprehensive checklist to guide you through this crucial step of your recovery process. Preparing for rehab can seem overwhelming, but with this detailed checklist, we aim to make your admission process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Let’s ensure you have everything you might need for a comfortable stay, so you can focus fully on your recovery journey.

Identification and Important Documents

Why It's Important

Upon admission to rehab, it’s crucial to verify your identity and medical aid coverage, as this will facilitate a seamless intake process and ensure your treatment is covered.

What to Bring

Valid ID Card/Passport: To confirm your identity.

Medical Aid Card and Information: Bring any documentation related to your medical aid to assist with billing and coverage inquiries.

Emergency Contact Details: Names and contact information of close relatives or friends.

The Role of Awareness and Acknowledgment

Understanding the role and impact of codependency in relationships affected by addiction is a crucial step toward healing. It requires a conscious effort to recognize these patterns and the willingness to seek help. In this context, addressing both the addiction and the codependent behavior is essential. Rehabilitative efforts focusing solely on addiction without considering the codependent dynamics may not yield long-term success or recovery.

Medications and Health Care

Managing Your Health

Continuing your prescribed medication regime is vital while in rehab. It’s also important to inform the medical staff of any supplements you’re taking to avoid contraindications.

What to Pack

List of Current Medications:

Including dosage and prescribing doctor.

Enough Supply of Prescribed Medication:

Ensure you bring enough to last for the duration of your stay or have arrangements for refills.

Prescriptions and Letters from Your Doctor:

For verification and in case you need refills.

Personal Care Items

Maintaining Comfort and Hygiene

Personal hygiene and comfort are paramount for your well-being during your stay. Being in a new environment, you’ll want to have your personal care essentials with you.



Pack biodegradable if possible, including toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and non-aerosol deodorant.

Hair Care and Grooming Tools:

Electric razors for shaving (manual razors may not be permitted), hairbrush, and hairdryer. (Note: Please check with the center regarding allowed items).


Comfortable clothing suitable for various activities and weather conditions, including exercise clothes, sweaters, and sleepwear. Laundry facilities will be available, so a week’s supply is sufficient.

Happy woman being warmly welcomed as she begins her healing journey at MyRehab.

Our Mutually Respectful Relationship with Discovery Health

Seal of verification symbolizing the successful extensive audit completion by Discovery Health

We're proud to announce that ARC Recovery Centre (MyRehab) has successfully completed a comprehensive audit. Our cost effective and clinically appropriate services, as well as those of our associated treating providers, have met the stringent standards set by Discovery Health, showcasing our unwavering dedication to ethical and accountable care.

Our team's expertise and adherence to the highest standards are the cornerstones of the trust you place in us. This clean bill of health is more than an achievement; it's a pledge that we will always put the well-being of our patients first.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our valued service providers, patients and professional partners for being an integral part of our journey towards healthcare excellence.

Embrace the confidence of care backed by integrity and excellence. Your health is our highest mission.

To discover more about our admission process, treatment options, visiting rules, and to learn more about our ARC Addiction Recovery Centre, please reach out. We invite you to embark on your journey towards a healthier life today, with MyRehab as your trusted partner in recovery.

Entertainment and Personal Items

Leisure and Downtime

Your recovery journey will include periods of downtime, which can be an ideal opportunity for reflection, relaxation, or simple leisure activities.


Books and Journals:

For reading and journaling. Consider bringing motivational or self-help books that align with your recovery journey.

Art Supplies:

Sketchbooks, coloring books, and pencils can be therapeutic.

Personal Photos:

To remind you of your support system and motivations.

Financial Preparations and Special Dietary Needs

Ensuring Smooth Daily Operations

Managing finances and dietary requirements prior will alleviate any additional stress, allowing you to concentrate on your treatment.


Prepaid Card or Small Amount of Cash:

For incidental expenses such as vending machines or special events.

Dietary Restrictions Information:

Inform the staff prior to admission about any dietary needs or restrictions to ensure proper meal planning.

Communication Protocol: Understanding and Cooperation

Focused Recovery Time

At MyRehab, we prioritize your recovery and understand the importance of minimizing potential distractions. Our communication protocol is designed with your best interest in mind.


First 10 Days of Reflection:

Embrace this time for personal introspection without external communications.

Weekly Scheduled Calls:

To maintain connections with supportive loved ones without compromising the focus on recovery.

Work Obligations:

We understand professional commitments. Please discuss any necessary communication tools (e.g., emails, laptops) with the case manager before admission.

MyRehab Cafe AI Tools For Family Members

Jenny AI Assistant guiding family time improvement session

An AI Guided Workshop:


I'm Jenny, and I’m here to assist your family in a special session aimed at improving the quality of your family time together.

AI Assistant helping families navigate through denial of addiction

An AI Guided Workshop:


Hi there! I'm Jimmy, I'll be guiding you on how to encourage your loved one to consider entering an addiction or alcohol rehab program. 

Elderly AI Assistant promoting family stories of hope in addiction recovery



My purpose is to provide a platform for sharing family stories of hope and resilience, particularly around challenges such as addiction recovery.

Guardian Echo AI Recovery Sentinel assisting families in addiction recovery


Relapse Prevention

Hello! I'm Guardian Echo. My primary aim is to help you monitor progress and prevent relapses using various tools and resources.

An Example and explanation of how to interact with Jenny, The Family Time Workshop Assistant.

Discovering the Essence of Family Time with AI Assistant Jenny

Building Stronger Family Bonds Through Structured Conversation

In the bustling world we live in, finding quality time to spend with our loved ones can sometimes feel like a distant dream. Recognizing this challenge, MyRehab introduces a groundbreaking addition to our Stable of Custom Built Digital Assistants – meet Jenny. Jenny is not just any AI Assistant; she’s a dedicated family liaison, crafted with the purpose of rekindling the warmth of family connections through specially tailored sessions. Her approach is methodically designed to enhance communication, understanding, and cooperation among family members, ensuring that each moment spent together is meaningful and rewarding.

The Initial Steps: Understanding and Sharing

Jenny begins her journey with your family by emphasizing the crucial role of Expressing Individual Priorities. This foundational step allows each family member to share their personal commitments and activities, laying the groundwork for mutual understanding and respect. It’s an enlightening experience that brings to light the diverse facets of each member’s life, promoting a deeper appreciation for their daily routines and challenges.

Moving to Rank-Order Priorities, Jenny aids in visually organizing these personal commitments from the most to the least important. This exercise not only boosts self-awareness but also initiates a heartfelt discussion on elevating family time’s significance in everyone’s life.

Delving Deeper: Time Management and Emotional Connection

Through the Assessment of Time Allocation, families are guided to introspect on how they currently distribute their time across various priorities. It’s a moment of realization, possibly uncovering hidden opportunities to foster more family-centered activities.

Expressing Feelings about the current state of family time nurtures emotional openness. Jenny creates a safe space for members to share their sentiments, fears, and aspirations regarding family engagement. This step is pivotal in solidifying genuine connections and empathy among everyone involved.

Charting a Path Forward: Planning and Execution

Jenny then shifts focus to Desired Time for Family Activities, where dreams and wishes for family time are openly discussed. Setting concrete goals paves the way for turning aspirations into reality.

The Brainstorming of Family Activities becomes a collaborative effort under Jenny’s guidance. This creative phase ensures every family member feels heard and valued, making the eventual activities enjoyable and inclusive for all.

Finally, Scheduling Family Time transforms intentions into actionable plans. By meticulously orchestrating the logistics, Jenny helps actualize the envisioned family gatherings, ensuring these precious moments transcend from mere ideas to cherished memories.

Addressing the Unspoken: Tackling Addiction and Codependency

Amidst these steps, Jenny’s role transcends mere scheduling; she becomes a beacon of hope for families navigating the complexities of Addiction and Codependency. Understanding that these challenges can significantly strain family dynamics, Jenny is equipped with specialized knowledge and resources to address them head-on. Through her sessions, Jenny fosters a supportive environment where families can confront and manage these issues, promoting a healthy recovery path for all involved.

Jenny’s Invitation: Embark on This Transformative Journey

Jenny’s introduction is only the beginning of a transformative experience aimed at strengthening the fabric of family ties. Her approach, deeply rooted in empathy, practicality, and inclusivity, assures that every family member feels seen, heard, and valued.

As we further explore Jenny’s impact on families, especially those grappling with addiction and codependency, stay tuned for our next segment, where we’ll dive into an illustrative example of how Jenny facilitates these critical conversations.

Jenny stands ready to guide your family toward a future where every moment together is intentional, fulfilling, and enriching. It’s time to share your first names and step into this beautiful journey of discovery and connection. Welcome to a new chapter of family time, reimagined and revitalized by Jenny, your dedicated Recovery Sentinel.







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