What to Bring
Morris Village wants its admissions process to be as easy and comfortable for patients as possible. We want to ensure that you have the information that you need when making this important step in your life. One of our goals is to make sure that your experience at Morris Village is safe and productive. To do this, we have established a list of what you can and can’t bring into our treatment facility. Below you will find the items that are allowed and the items that are prohibited.
Clothing and Jewelry
Morris Village asks that only five (5) days worth of clothing be brought to our treatment facility. Patients are expected to dress modestly. Clothing should be intact and not be revealing. We do not allow patients to wear halter tops, tank tops, mini-skirts or shirts that reveal a bare midriff. We do not allow high-heel shoes or steel toe boots. We also do not allow clothes with designs or wording which refer to alcohol, drugs, violence, gambling, include profanity or are considered obscene or culturally inappropriate in any manner. In regards to jewelry, you are allowed to bring in a wedding band, one pair of earrings, and one necklace. Please do not bring additional jewelry.
The following items listed below are considered CONTRABAND AND MAY NOT BE BROUGHT into the Morris Village Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Center.
- Food or drinks
- Weapons of any kind, including but not limited to, firearms, knives or materials for making knife-like weapons, clubs, mace, pepper-spray or any articles that may be used for offense or defense
- Alcohol or drugs of any description, including over-the-counter medicines and prescription drugs
- Drug paraphernalia, including but not limited to, needles, syringes, and other intravenous supplies not approved and issued by the facility for treatment
- Poisons, flammable liquids, igniting devices and other chemicals/items that may cause injury, harm or present a fire hazard, including matches and cigarette lighters
- Pornographic or sexually explicit materials such as photographs, magazines, books, video, and any other images that display sexual behavior
- Literature that DOES NOT pertain to recovery
- Stationary supplies such as ink pens and spiral notebooks
- Hardware, including but not limited to, tools, keys, and locks
- Electronics, cell phones and any other audio-visual equipment with recording and/or photographing capabilities
- Tattoo or body piercing supplies
- Plastic bags
- Glass items
- Aerosols or items containing alcohol
- Linens, including but not limited to, sheets, comforters, pillows, towels and blankets
- Leisure items, including but not limited to, cards, fishing equipment, games, dice, musical instruments and stuffed animals
- Hairstyling and haircutting equipment and beauty supplies, including but not limited to, mirrors, scissors, razors, electric shavers, beard clippers and curling irons
- Hygiene items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo
- Tobacco products such as cigars, slim cigars, dissolvables, chewing tobacco and rolling papers
Protocol Regarding Contraband
Upon arrival, any and all prohibited items/contraband that are brought with you will be properly secured by staff. Due to space limitations, we can only store minimal amounts of items; therefore, we request that a family member or friend pick up these items as soon as possible.
Morris Village is not liable for the loss or damage of any money, jewelry, documents, or any other articles of value. This includes cash, checks, money orders, credit and debit cards.