The document below attempts to further clarify what ABODE Treatment considers contraband.
Recognizing the impossibility of creating a comprehensive list of all prohibited items, ABODE Treatment, Inc. reserves the right to forbid the possession
of any object not identified in this document.
Clients are encouraged to bring items that hold some significant value to them, in order to develop more of a sense of “home”. All appliances, (i.e.: radios, clocks, lamps, boom boxes, electric razors, etc.) must be cleared by ABODE staff for safety issues. Other items are forbidden, and will be confiscated. In addition to the basic necessities, some of the personal items you may want to bring are:
While it is our intent to allow clients a reasonable degree of freedom and flexibility as to personal belongings they bring into the facility, it is equally important that we ensure a safe and therapeutic environment for Clients, families, and staff. Observations and opinions of staff will govern in questionable situations. With this in mind, a variety of items are prohibited. Such items include, but are not limited to, the following:
One aspect for recovery involves the development of a healthy and autonomous identity. Ultimately, the person in recovery develops a mode of dress which reflects his state of mind, values, and social relationships he wishes to have with others. Clients who have difficulty in their relationships often reflect this in their mode of dress. Whether we like it or not, we are judged by others by the appearance we make. An important part of recovery is learning to conform to the expectations of society