What to Expect on Day #1


Welcome to the beginning of your new life in recovery


It’s natural to be unsure about what to expect on your first day at our facility, especially if this is your first time in detox.  This brief guide to your first day of detox provides information on what to pack, how to get here and what to expect once you arrive. If you find you still have questions after reviewing this page, please call (888) 512-5020 for more information.

What to Bring

You may bring the following items with you during your stay at Hill Country Detox:

  • Enough appropriate clothing for the duration of your detox
  • Toothbrush
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Alcohol-free toiletries
  • Disposable razors OR an electric razor
  • Curling iron/flat iron/hair dryer
  • Envelopes, stamps and stationery
  • Swimsuit (one-piece for women)
  • Tennis shoes
  • Slippers/house shoes
  • Spiritual or recovery books
  • Alarm clock
  • Personal identification cards (driver’s license, insurance cards, etc.)
  • Wallet

We will store your personal identification items in a safe place at our facility during your detox. They will be returned to you when you have completed your program.

What Not to Bring

The following items are not permitted at Hill Country Detox. If you bring any of these things with you to treatment, we will store them in a safe place and return them to you when you have completed your detox.

  • Snacks
  • Any products that contain alcohol as an ingredient
  • Electronics (phone, iPad, camera, laptop)
  • Clothing that advertises/promotes drugs or illegal activities
  • Weapons
  • Pets
  • Cologne or perfume
  • Valuable jewelry (not including wedding bands/engagement rings)
  • Revealing clothing/swimsuits

Travel Accommodations

Hill Country Detox is located in Buda, Texas, a 20-minute drive from downtown Austin and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. If you have a friend or family member drive you to our detox facility, they are more than welcome to stay with you during the tour and intake process. If you are flying into the international airport, we will work with you to arrange complimentary car service to the facility and back to the airport after your detox.

Please let us know how we can help make your trip to Hill Country Detox as easy and stress-free as possible. We are happy to help make the transition a smooth one.

Facility Tour

When you arrive at our facility on your first day, you’ll be greeted by our friendly staff and your resident advocate, detox counselor and recovery specialist. We will give you a tour of the property so you know where everything is located, including your room, the restrooms, common areas and kitchen. Our goal is to make sure you feel at home at our facility and knowing your way around the property is a big part of that. We highly encourage any questions about our detox facility or the surrounding area.

Intake Paperwork

After your tour, we will help you fill out all your intake paperwork. All of the information provided will be written in a clear, concise and easy-to-read way in an effort to make this process as simple as possible. As you work to complete the forms, please feel free to ask questions. We want to make sure you and your family are well-informed about the conditions of your detox treatment as well as your personal rights while at detox.

Medical Evaluation & Detox Protocol

Your initial medical evaluation will take place within your first hour at Hill Country Detox. Once your intake paperwork has been completed, you will meet with a nurse who will perform the assessment. There is no reason to be nervous about this. The main priority of the evaluation is to determine your current health, learn a little bit about your drug abuse history and evaluate your current needs. Your detox protocol will immediately begin based on the findings of this assessment. Our medical staff will perform another in-depth personal evaluation within your first 24 hours on-site to further develop and modify your detox treatment plan.

Settling In

At this point, you will be free to rest and relax. Our in-house chef will provide home cooked meals and snacks throughout your stay and if there is anything additional we can do to help you get settled into your new, temporary home, please let us know! We are proud to provide luxury accommodations for all clients in detox with us and we will do everything we can to ensure your experience here is a comfortable and safe one, filled with healing and restoration.

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