For Admissions call 844-749-1560
For Admissions call 844-749-1560

What to Bring

Suggested Items to Bring to Lifeskills South Florida

Personal Items


  • Seasonally appropriate casual wear (no more than 10-12 outfits)
  • Outdoor wear (plan according to seasonal changes)
  • Under garments, sleepwear and robe, socks/hose
  • Casual shoes/dress shoes/tennis shoes (limit pairs)
  • Workout Wear (non-revealing and loose fitting)
  • Conservative one piece bathing suit
  • Appropriate interview/ work/ worship attire
    • 2-3 pairs of dress slacks
    • Dress shirts/neck ties
    • 2-3 skirts or dresses
    • Blouses

Note:   Please limit luggage to 2 standard size suitcases.


  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Non-alcohol based mouthwash
  • Hair dryer/curling iron
  • Shampoo/cream rinse
  • Shaving cream /razors (to be stored in tech office)

Towels and Bed Linens:

You may bring your own, but the following will be provided to you:

  • 1 full size sheet sets (including pillow case)
  • 2 bath towels/2 hand towels/2 washcloths
  • 1 Beach towel

(Items not returned at discharge will be charged against the security deposit.)


  • ONLY 3 days of prescribed medication is needed

(Ask Pharmacist to supply a PARTIAL FILL on prescriptions)

Please do not ask for a complete fill, as it could cause problems in filling prescriptions on admission (your insurance company might deny payment).

Money/Credit Cards/Checkbooks:

  • Large purses/bags will not be allowed. Please use wristlets instead.
  • Credit Cards and Checkbooks will be placed in the safe for use as needed
  • Cash will be deposited in the patient’s trust account
  • Requests for allowance amounts over $100 must be sent via gift card.

For convenience they can be purchased at or by calling 1-866-300-9401 or The cards are mailed directly to your loved one.

Optional Items

  • Musical instruments
  • Family pictures
  • Umbrella
  • Raincoat
  • Reading Material
  • Kindles/Nooks are ok (if they do not have 3G, which can tap into all Wi-Fi) and simple readers are ok.
  • IPod(nothing with Wi-Fi capability)  /personal cd player with headphones
  • Bible

Items to Leave at Home

  • Computers
  • Cell Phones
  • Play Station, Nintendo, Xbox
  • Handheld video games
  • Pornographic materials including magazines, tapes, videos, etc.
  • Any media or other material promoting violence, sex, offensive language, or alcohol/other drug use.
  • Excessive luggage or clothing (2 standard sized suitcase maximum)
  • Hair dyes/bleaches
  • Playing Cards
  • Chewing Tobacco
  • Any drug/alcohol paraphernalia
  • Jeans with holes
  • Midriff tops
  • Tank tops/spaghetti strap tops
  • Short shorts and skirts (all must be fingertip length when standing)
  • Bikinis/Speedos
  • Tight fitting clothes
  • Alcohol/drug/occult or slogan t-shirts (recovery oriented okay)
  • Excessively high heels

Any alcohol based item including:

  • Mouthwash
  • Cough syrups
  • Perfume/Cologne
  • Hair gels/hairsprays
  • Over the counter medicines including aspirin, cold remedies, nasal sprays, non- prescription allergy medicines, herbal supplements, vitamins, weight control items, diuretic pills, appetite suppressants, laxatives.

Cell Phones:

  • Cell phones are not permitted at Lifeskills. Clients are encouraged to write down important contact names and phone numbers from cell phones prior to arrival.


***Disallowed Items Will Be Sent Home At The Patient’s Expense***