What Should You Pack for Your Stay at Little Creek Lodge? 

Little Creek Lodge is a rehab center that provides inpatient addiction treatment for men only. It also provides co-ed outpatient addiction treatment services. Little Creek Lodge is located in Northeast Pennsylvania. The type of clothing that addiction treatment patients will need to attend rehab at Little Creek Lodge in Pennsylvania will depend on the season. Regardless, all men attending inpatient rehab at Little Creek Lodge will gain drug addiction awareness as they venture through the steps of recovery. 

Approved Items to Bring to Rehab At Little Creek Lodge

When a person attends inpatient rehab for the first time, he or she likely doesn’t know what to pack. This is especially true since rehab centers often have restrictions on what people can or cannot bring with them to treatment. It also doesn’t help that inpatient addiction treatment lasts for anywhere from 30 days to a year. Because inpatient rehab is so long, many people may want to bring the whole world with them. While this may seem like a solution to determining what to bring to rehab, it isn’t.

Because inpatient rehab centers know that their patients will be living at the rehab facility for anywhere from 30 days to a year, most inpatient rehab centers such as Little Creek offer the basic amenities to their patients. That way patients can clean and upkeep their clothes and items while venturing through the steps of recovery. 

Approved items to bring to rehab at Little Creek include (1 large suitcase and 1 bookbag will suffice):

  • Two weeks of casual attire including jeans, shirts, socks, underwear, jackets, rain gear, robe, pajamas and slippers, swimwear, fitness wear
  • Shower shoes, shower bag with personal toiletries (non-alcoholic creams and lotions)
  • Alarm clock
  • Sneakers or casual shoes
  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots (good soles with traction)
  • River shoes/waterproof sandals with secure footing (optional) 
  • Gloves and backpack (for adventure treks)
  • No Cell Phones or Tracfones are permitted
  • iPod Shuffles or other MP3 players without screens
  • Identification cards and insurance card
  • Music equipment if applicable
  • Juul (or any electronic cigarettes/vaporizer)

Clothing For Rehab

When it comes to the specific types of jeans, shirts, undergarments, overgarments, etc. that individuals bring to rehab, try to bring clothes that are comfortable and functional. Rehab is not the place to focus on making a fashion statement. At addiction treatment centers such as Little Creek, it’s important that the focus remains on drug addiction awareness and getting through the steps of recovery—not on one another’s fashion. 

Also, it’s best that the clothing that patients bring to inpatient rehab are items that can be easily switched out and paired with one another. For example, some solid pairs of jeans or neutral-colored slacks and some basic t-shirts, button-downs, or polos would be great clothing options for rehab. 

Therefore, new outfits can be created with fewer clothing items. This will make it so that rehab patients won’t have to pack as much clothing for rehab. 

Although this is usually not as much of a problem with men as it is with women, it’s important to note that individuals attending rehab at Little Creek shouldn’t bring clothes that are too risky or revealing. Such clothing items can act as a distraction from addiction awareness and overcoming addiction through the steps of recovery.  

Other Rehab Essentials

Outside of the basic list of approved items to bring to rehab at Little Creek Recovery, there are other essentials that all inpatient rehab residents will need to bring with them. 

Contact Information to Support Network

Every individual attending inpatient rehab should put together a support network that’s filled with people that they can lean on and be vulnerable with whenever they are struggling to maintain their sobriety. While in inpatient rehab, it’s also important to bring the contact information to each individual within one’s support network. 

That way if rehab patients ever get overwhelmed during addiction treatment and feel that they need someone close to them to talk to, they can contact their support group members. For safety reasons, it’s also important to bring the contact information to your emergency contacts to inpatient rehab. 

Knowing that one’s support network and emergency contacts are just a phone call or drive away can help rehab patients relax and focus on the steps of recovery.

Approved Prescription Medication

Any incoming Little Creek inpatient addiction treatment patient should make sure that any necessary prescription medications that they need get pre-approved. If they do, then they can come along with rehab patients as long as they are truly necessary, approved, and sealed. Also, make sure that the right dosage is taken of any prescription medication at all times.

Payment for Treatment

Rehab isn’t free, especially inpatient rehab. Therefore, it’s important to save up money to attend addiction treatment. The most cost-efficient way to pay for rehab is through health insurance. Therefore, before attending rehab, discover how much of the cost of your addiction treatment program that your health insurance will cover. Once that’s done, individuals can decipher how much they will end up having to pay out-of-pocket for rehab. 

Regardless of how a person pays for rehab, it needs to get done. Therefore, it’s best to make sure that you have the money to cover the cost of rehab before coming to attend.

Personal Items

All individuals can bring their necessary personal items, such as lotions, soaps, body washes, toothpaste, shaving cream, shower shoes, etc. Just make sure that none of the personal items that you bring contain alcohol in them. Also, make sure that all of the personal items that you choose to bring to rehab are the ones that are absolutely necessary. 


When it comes to technology, Little Creek Lodge Residential patients can bring their cell phones although they will not have access until approved by their counselor, iPods or MP3 players without screens, disposable electronic cigarettes, and music equipment if possible.


Music equipment is a particularly good item to bring to inpatient rehab here at Little Creek Lodge. This is because Little Creek provides inpatient rehab members with music therapy and a music studio that contestants can record in. 

While many people may associate music and drugs, the two don’t need to coincide. In fact, when used properly, music can act as a form of addiction therapy. 

What Not to Bring to Rehab

Just as there are items that all individuals bring to rehab, there are also items that all individuals shouldn’t bring to inpatient rehab. This is especially true here at Little Creek Lodge. 

Aerosol or Alcohol

When it comes to personal items for rehab, individuals shouldn’t take things such as hairspray cans with aerosol in them. As briefly mentioned earlier, nothing with alcohol can be brought into rehab. 

For example, alcoholic mouthwashes and alcoholic lotions and creams shouldn’t attend rehab. Such substances can tempt people and deter them from progressing in their 12 steps of recovery. 

When it comes to technology, individuals attending inpatient rehab at Little Creek can’t bring smart cell phones or Ipods or Mp3s with screens on them. Smart technological devices with Internet capabilities are also forbidden. 

Inappropriate Clothing

Individuals attending rehab cannot bring any clothing item that is risky or inappropriate. This is because such clothing acts as a distraction to addiction and the steps of recovery. 

Outside Food or Drinks

As an inpatient addiction treatment center, Little Creek provides food and drinks for patients regularly. This includes meals and snacks. Because Little Creek regularly feeds its patients, incoming Little Creek residents shouldn’t bring food or drinks with them. 

Other non-approved items for rehab at Little Creek Include:

  • Clothing suggesting alcohol or drug use
  • Knives, ammunition, or hunting equipment
  • Drug paraphernalia 
  • Pornography
  • Personal computers (without prior approval)
  • Expensive jewelry
  • Unapproved electronics (Cell Phones/Tracfones/iPod Touch/Ipad/tablets)
  • Electronic cigarettes (vaporizers)

Note that: Disposable Vapes are the only acceptable form of e-cigarette individuals attending inpatient rehab at Little Creek Lodge can use. 

Your Items, Your Responsibility

All residents are solely responsible for caring for their personal items in their rooms. Little Creek accepts no responsibility for items that are lost, loaned out but not returned, stolen, broken, or damaged. All items left at Little Creek Lodge will be shipped to the home address of the resident within 48 hours of discharge. All shipping charges will be deducted from the balance of the account.

Pack for Rehab Properly At Little Creek Recovery

Little Creek Recovery is an addiction treatment center that specializes in rehab for men. Thus, we here at Little Creek provide inpatient rehab only for our male patients. Women who want to take advantage of Little Creek Recovery’s services can attend our outpatient treatment programs. 

Forms of Addiction Treatment and Therapy To Pack For

Little Creek Recovery offers a wide range of addiction therapy services within its addiction treatment programs. For example, Little Creek specializes in music therapy. 

Music Therapy

This allows Little Creek patients to write, create, and record music in the music studio. There are little to no other rehab centers that contain a music studio. Thus, the fact that Little Creek Recovery contains one that is as nice as it is, sets us apart from other rehab facilities. 

Recreational Therapy

Little Creek also offers recreational addiction therapy programs that take patients out of the therapist’s office and into the outdoors. That way no patient gets stir crazy. Furthermore, we here at Little Creek also offer numerous family therapy services. These services include standard family therapy, drug addiction, and addiction awareness. 

Sober Living

We even offer aftercare treatment services in the form of sober living. In fact, our sober living home is adjacent to the Little Creek rehab facility. Therefore, each Little Creek patient has more than enough opportunity to get sober and prepared to enter back into the real world. 

Whether you end up just attending inpatient rehab or inpatient rehab followed by sober living, it’s important to pack accordingly. This is especially true since inpatient rehab and sober living can require patients to live within rehab facilities or sober living homes for extended periods of time. 

Therefore, if you want to make your experience in rehab and sober living here at Little Creek as comfortable, effective, and non-distracting as possible, it’s imperative that you pack the things that we suggest and don’t pack the things that we didn’t suggest. To learn more about what we here at Little Creek Recovery expect our rehab patients to pack, contact us today! We are more than willing to go over what to and not to bring to rehab again. 

“Adventure trek is always popular”

Little creek lodge is such an amazing place for people who want to make a serious change in their life. I’ve watched my loved one grow immensely through his recovery with the help of the caring staff and engaging programs. Adventure trek is always popular on the agenda!

Annabelle Stiso |

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