Ideas, emotions, and attitudes which were once the guiding forces of the lives of these men are suddenly cast to one side, and a completely new set of conceptions and motives begin to dominate them.
— The Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous

Residents at The Augustine are permitted to bring the following items. Anything not listed that violates our policies will be held in our safe until the resident finishes treatment or until it can be returned to a family member. Please note that devices capable of accessing the internet, or music players are not allowed. While here at The Augustine, we want our residents fully present in the moment, and focused on their recovery. This is why we prohibit media players and devices which can access the internet during their stay here with us. 

Items to Bring


8 pairs of underwear

8 pairs of socks

5 pairs of shorts (1-2 of these shorts should be for working out)

5 pairs of pants

8 short sleeve shirts (1-2 of these shirts should be for working out)

2 long sleeve shirts

2 jackets

2 sweatshirts/hoodies

2 swim suits

1 pair of pajamas

2 belts

2 hats/caps


2 pairs of shoes (1 pair work out shoes)

1 pair of work boots

1 pair of flip flops 


1 Tooth brush

2 Tooth pastes

1 Hair brush

Electric Razor/disposable razor with refills

2 Deodorants

Sun Screen

2 shampoos

2 conditioners

2 bottles of mouthwash (alcohol free)

2 bottles of shaving cream


1 Watch or alarm clock with no radio

Eye Wear

Unlimited Stamps

Unlimited Envelopes

2 pieces of Luggage--luggage will be tagged and locked in storage

1 wallet--will be kept in safe

Insurance Cards/Med Cards--will be kept in safe

Credit Cards--will be kept in safe

Valid form of ID