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Adolescent Treatment Packing List

What to Bring & What to Leave at Home

Of all the steps in the recovery process, packing for adolescent treatment can be one of the most overwhelming and heartbreaking. Putting items in a suitcase carries a heavy load of emotional weight. Whether it’s your child’s first time away from home — and your first time preparing them to leave under these circumstances — or another attempt at recovery for your family, packing is one of the last things that you can do to start your child’s journey off right. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we do everything we can to ensure that your adolescent feels welcomed, safe, and at home from the moment that they arrive at our residential adolescent treatment campus in Oxford, MS. Here are some tips on how you can help prepare them for their experience.

 What to Pack for Adolescent Treatment


Suggested packing list of clothing and personal items, not to exceed one regular-sized suitcase: 

6 pairs jeans/khakis (must have belt loops, no holes or rips) 

3 pairs khaki/denim shorts (during warm weather seasons) 

1 pair swim shorts (to top of the knee) 

3 pairs gym shorts (to top of the knee) and/or joggers 

1 pair shower shoes (or flip-flops) 

6 t-shirts (long or short sleeve) 

2 sets of pajamas/sleep clothes 

7 pairs of underwear, socks 

1 belt 

2 collared/button down shirts 

2 pairs of athletic shoes, 2 pairs of dress or casual shoes (all shoes must have backs - no slides) 

2 jackets/pullovers/hoodies

Personal Care Items

Hair brush or comb 

Shampoo, conditioner (all unopened, no alcohol/CBD) 

Toothpaste, toothbrush 

Body wash, soap (all unopened, no alcohol/CBD) 

Face soap, moisturizer (all unopened, no alcohol/CBD) 

3 full-size deodorants (unopened, no alcohol/CBD) 

Body lotion (all unopened, no alcohol/CBD) 

Shaving gel (unopened, non-aerosol, no alcohol/CBD) 

Cold weather gear as necessary (gloves, hat, etc.) 


IMPORTANT: Large ziplock bag with any prescription medications your child is currently taking INCLUDING all medication instructions with times, dosage, etc. Scheduled medications (including stimulants, opioids and benzodiazepines) are not allowed.

It is important that residents are conscientious about their hygiene and appearance and are appropriately dressed at all times. As such, socks and shoes must always be worn - bare or socked feet are not allowed. Open-toe shoes must have a heel strap. Flip flops may only be worn in showers. Walking shorts (long, loose shorts close to the knee) may be worn during recreational activities. Jeans, khakis or shorts with belt loops must be worn at all times in the house (no sagging). Appropriate undergarments must also be worn. No lounging in night clothes in the common areas, hallways or group rooms. Tank tops or mesh, tight, torn or revealing clothing are prohibited. Clothing that reflects drug or drinking culture is also prohibited. Caps, hats, headbands or sunglasses are not allowed. While away from the Stonewater campus, collared shirts, closed-toe shoes and jeans/khakis must be worn. Residents are expected to practice good personal hygiene including frequent showers, shampoos and good dental care. Each resident is expected to do their own personal laundry. Used linens and towels should be placed in the bins provided.

 What to Leave at Home

Electronic items such as iPads, cell phones, computers, headphones, radios, Bluetooth devices 

Tobacco products or devices (These will be disposed of upon admission.) 

Electric toothbrushes 

Cologne or anything with alcohol/CBD (hand sanitizer, toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.) 

Propellant-based aerosols such as body sprays 

Chewing gum, food or drinks 

Pens, writing utensils, permanent markers or paints (These will be provided as needed by Stonewater.) 

Picture frames (Photo albums or loose photos are ok.) 

All books (Books are available in the Stonewater library.) 

Pillows (One is provided.) 


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Forget Something?

In the hectic last days before treatment, sometimes items fall through the cracks. Yet, there’s no need for that last-minute pharmacy stop. We’re pleased to offer a small selection of toiletries and personal care items to arriving residents and their families.