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Admissions Process

The moment that you choose to enter treatment at Kansas Drug Rehabilitation, you join a supportive and healing community that is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and pursue a healthier future. The information on this page highlights some of the many issues that we believe are essential to ensuring that you make a smooth transition into treatment, and that your entire Kansas Drug Rehabilitation experience is as positive and productive as possible

We Help Patients Make Travel Arrangements

Patients are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Tucson. For your convenience, Kansas Drug Rehabilitation has arranged for Hunter Travel to assist you with travel, if needed. You may contact Hunter Travel at 800-876-8785. If traveling by plane, bus, or train, Kansas Drug Rehabilitation will meet you at the baggage claim area when you disembark. We will need a physical description, so we know for whom to look.

Your Arrival

When you arrive on our campus, you will be welcomed by one of our very friendly staff members in our reception area. There will be some paperwork to complete (there’s always paperwork to complete, isn’t there?), and you’ll also meet with members of your treatment team, be given a brief tour of our facility, and be escorted to your room.

Patient Rights

At Kansas Drug Rehabilitation, we place a premium on providing respectful treatment of patients, family members, and staff in a safe and supportive environment. We have systems in place to ensure that the rights of our clients and their family members are preserved and protected. These rights are outlined in the patient handbook that will be given to you upon admission.


Our commitment to each patient’s confidentiality is ensured by our legal responsibility as mandated by state and federal law. Each member of the Kansas Drug Rehabilitation team is dedicated to upholding these standards in all communications and records.

What to Bring

  • Limited amount of clothing (limit 2 suitcases and 1 carry-on).  Laundry facilities, including supplies, are available for patient use.  Irons and ironing boards are accessible, but we suggest that wash-and-wear clothing will be more convenient. Dry cleaning services are not available.
  • Flat-soled or tennis shoes are recommended. No high heels over 2″ are permitted. Shoes and/or slippers must be worn outside your room. Bare feet are not permitted, except in the pool area.
  • Lightweight jackets and sweaters are recommended for eveningwear year-round – a heavier coat or jacket is recommended for winter months.
  • Electric razor/shaver is the only type allowed. (Note: All electrical items, such as hair dryers, curling irons, or electric shavers will be checked for safety.)
  • Insurance card.
  • Detailed list of all medications you are currently taking. Include the name of medication, the dosage and frequency administered, name of physician who prescribed the medication, and the reason for the medication.
  • Appropriate reading materials (books and magazines).
  • It is recommended that you lock up any valuables not in your immediate possession. A safe is provided for this purpose. Kansas Drug Rehabilitation staff cannot be responsible for your valuables.

What to Leave at Home

When you are admitted to Kansas Drug Rehabilitation, a staff member will examine you and check your belongings. Please do not bring the following items:

  • Prescription and non-prescription medications, vitamins, herbs, or nutritional supplements.
  • Excessive or expensive jewelry.
  • Any electronic equipment, including radios, iPods/MP3 players/CD players/tape recorders, tapes/CDs, any type of portable media players, laptops, electronic address books, audio/video equipment, TVs, or cameras.
  • Cell phones and CD players may be brought for travel and then locked up upon admission and during your stay, until discharge.
  • Exercise equipment.
  • Craft materials.
  • Musical instruments.
  • Stuffed animals.
  • Shoe polish, soap, detergent, or bleach.
  • Glass items.
  • Disposable razors, straight razors, razorblades, pocketknives, knitting needles, crochet hooks, or metal hairpieces.
  • Aerosol products, including deodorant and hairspray.
  • Products containing alcohol (i.e., mouthwash, aftershave, facial toner, perfume, perfumed lotions, etc.).
  • Food, chewing gum, breath mints, candy of any kind, sugar, or artificial sweeteners.
  • Insulated coffee cups.
  • Smokeless tobacco, cigars, rolling tobacco, or pipes.
  • Illegal substances or mood-altering drugs.
  • Firearms and/or supplies.

Patient Dress Code

The goal of the dress code is to promote modesty and help patients stay focused on treatment goals. Determination of inappropriate attire is done at admission and is not negotiable.

  • Clothing deemed inappropriate will be safely stored until discharge.
  • Leggings, tights, and tight pants are not permitted.
  • Low-cut tops and tight clothing are not permitted.
  • Spaghetti straps are not permitted.
  • Undergarments must be worn; a sports bra may be worn as an undergarment and when exercising in the gym.
  • Undergarments are not to be visible.
  • Bare midriffs are not acceptable.
  • Shorts and skirts must cover 3/4 of the thigh for women and men.
  • Jeans that are clean and neat are permitted.
  • Sweatshirts and sweat pants are permitted without reference to alcohol, sex, or violence.
  • Flat-soled or tennis shoes are recommended. Shoes must be worn outside your room. Bare feet are not permitted except in the pool area.
  • High heels over 2″ are not permitted.
  • Swimsuits for women must be modest, appropriate, and not over revealing.
  • Swimsuits for men are to be the boxer-type.
  • T-shirts, hats, sweat pants, shirts, and other clothing that depicts alcohol, drugs, sex, violence, gambling,
  • Clothing illustrating musical bands are not permitted.
  • Sunglasses or hooded sweatshirts are not permitted indoors.


It is important that you advise your Admissions Coordinator of all medications you are currently taking. Include the name of the medication, the dosage and frequency administered, as well as the name of the physician who prescribed the medication. Each patient’s medical provider will manage medication through Kansas Drug Rehabilitation’s pharmacy supply. Please do not bring prescription or non-prescription medications, vitamins, herbs, or nutritional supplements.


We suggest that you bring approximately $200 for spending money. Our bookstore sells toiletries, books, stamps, greeting cards, T-shirts, etc. The bookstore accepts all major credit cards. Please bring a supply of toiletries to last your entire stay, as only a limited selection is available. Patients may cash one check in the amount of $100, through Admissions only. No cash back on debit or credit cards. $100.00 is the maximum amount of cash to be carried at one time. Limit of Cash: Cash stored in safe bag is limited to $500 per patient. Funds exceeding this amount will be applied to the patient account as payment or refunded following discharge. Kansas Drug Rehabilitation is not responsible for lost cash.

Tobacco Use

The policy of Kansas Drug Rehabilitation is to not deny a patient’s entry into treatment because of the use of nicotine, but to address this as an addiction. During the admissions process, patients will be told of our goal to support them in becoming nicotine-free. However, for those who do smoke, there is a designated area, outside only, where smoking is permitted. Patients will not be able to purchase cigarettes; it will be necessary for you to bring what you will consume during your stay. Smokeless tobacco, cigars, rolling tobacco, or pipes are not permitted at Kansas Drug Rehabilitation.


Patients may have visitation on Sundays and designated holidays after they have met with their primary therapist and appropriate visitors have been authorized. Visitors are required to check in at the main reception desk upon arrival and must follow the guidelines for appropriate attire.

Guests are asked to not bring any food, candy, soda, etc. to any patient, and all packages will be checked. In order to ensure confidentiality, cameras and picture-taking are not permitted on the grounds of Kansas Drug Rehabilitation.

Visiting hours on Sundays are from 3:00 – 5:50 p.m.

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