What To Bring

During your residential stay at Joshua House, you will want items on hand to help you feel at home and to be able to comfortably participate in a variety of activities. Wondering what to bring to rehab at our California center? General guidance is offered below to assist you in packing for your stay.

Please note that your personal belongings will be searched upon arrival to ensure the safety of our community. Personal items deemed inappropriate will be sent home with an accompanying loved one, or will be stored and returned to you at discharge. Please do not hesitate to contact us prior to your arrival with any questions regarding what to bring to treatment.

The Basics:
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes for about a week (a maximum of two suitcases). Onsite laundry facilities and supplies are available.
  • Personal hygiene products that DO NOT contain alcohol
  • Photo ID (driver’s license or passport)
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Current medications (must be in original bottle with original label)
  • Family photos
  • Journaling materials
  • Music and music devices (devices may not have access to the internet)
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Books
  • Electric razor
Items NOT to Bring:
  • Inappropriate or pornographic material or devices
  • Clothing that depicts use, sales, promotion, or advertising of alcohol, drugs, or paraphernalia.
  • Weapons or any kind including pocket knives
  • Any intoxicants including drugs, alcohol, or non-approved medication
  • Valuable items should be left at home
A Note on Smoking:

Nicotine addiction is a life-threatening disorder, with a vast array of dangers and negative impacts on both the user and those around them. If you are currently a smoker, it is our sincere hope that you will allow us to help you quit while at Joshua House. Smoking cessation education, aids, and support will be provided. If you are a smoker and are unsure if you will be choosing to quit while with us, please bring your own cigarettes and/or vaping supplies.

Most Insurance Accepted

Daily Life

Daily life at Joshua House (residential) is designed to provide a balance of learning, introspection, processing, community, life skills development, and FUN. This mix will give you the opportunity to not simply feel better, but to discover yourself and truly learn to live free in recovery. Components of a standard day include:

  • Three meals per day alongside your peers in the community
  • Educational classes on the disease of addiction and how to combat it
  • Individual and family counseling (once per week)
  • Group counseling to heighten insight and strengthen recovery
  • Life-skills development and mentorship
  • 24/7 staff support and supervision
  • Random toxicology screening for accountability
  • Fitness and recreation
  • Weekly offsite activities
  • Daily 12 step meeting participation
  • Ongoing medication management and access to medical providers as needed
How to Pay

Joshua House provides effective dual diagnosis treatment at an affordable cost. We have both cash pay and in-network insurance options available. Please contact our admissions team at 866.311.0003 to discuss your payment options.