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Why WhiteSands Treatment Center?

Our unique approach to drug and alcohol treatment is highly personalized to each individual. We believe that there is no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to finding the right drug treatment center.

From Day 1 at WhiteSands Treatment, our focus has been to deliver superior clinical and medical care, a relaxing resort-style environment which fosters recovery, and a highly qualified staff which genuinely cares about helping patients get back to leading healthy, productive lives that are free from substance abuse.

~CEO, Garry Jonas


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Stewart Sparks
Stewart Sparks

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

WhiteSand Treatment Center saved my life. I went there in mid-Jan of 2018 and I have not touched a drug since. The drug rehab center gave me a great foundation to start my own recovery program. Thank you so much.

Janell Dinis
Janell Dinis

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

My stay at White Sands in Tampa was by far the most amazing experience of my life. Every member of the staff there made me feel like I was important. When I got to the facility I had forgotten what it was like to feel that way. In 42 short days I was able to learn how important I am to myself. There are no words to even come close to express my gratitude to White Sands for helping me find my innermost self and the warrior within me to fight for my own life. The entire staff there are one in a million and I would recommend this treatment center to anyone who cares to know!!! Call the number! You will never regret this choice if you are ready to change your life. Own yourself!


WhiteSands Fort Myers Location


Our Fort Myers facility is a campus-style resort property containing nine four-bedroom custom-built houses.  The nine houses are connected by cobblestone walking paths that are intersected by gazebos, streams, fountains, and picturesque landscaping.

Each house has a large living room with couches and a flat-screen TV.  Every house has its own therapist office and group meeting room.  All the houses have a spacious lanai porch for outdoor relaxation and sun.  There are two pools among the nine homes.

There are also three community buildings on site that house the dining hall and snack cafe, spa, gym, and medical offices.


  • Chiropractor to address pain and mobility issues
  • Massage therapy to relieve stress and promote relaxation
  • Yoga classes to aid in relaxation and physical well-being
  • Biofeedback treatment to help cope with anxiety and stress
  • Haircuts for men
  • Salon services including hair styling and nails for women
  • Well-equipped work out gym
  • Basketball court
  • Barbeque cook-outs
  • Off-site activities including trips to local beaches, parks, nature areas, bowling, and movie theaters

WhiteSands Tampa Location


Situated just east of Tampa Bay, is our 50,000 square foot facility that was previously a 270 room landmark resort hotel and entertainment complex.  WhiteSands has renovated and converted the property into a 150 bed, state-of-the-art resort treatment center.  The 8.5-acre property includes a large resort style pool and lounging area, tiki huts, picnic tables and gazebos for outdoor relaxation.  The facility also features a large dining hall, snack cafe, clubhouse game room, spa treatment rooms and a workout gym.

Patients have the option to choose a spacious double occupancy with a roommate or single occupancy room.  Each room has a private bathroom, full-size beds, and a flat-screen TV.


  • Chiropractor to address pain and mobility issues
  • Massage therapy to relieve stress and promote relaxation
  • Yoga classes to aid in relaxation and physical well-being
  • Biofeedback treatment to help cope with anxiety and stress
  • Haircuts for men
  • Salon services including hair styling and nails for women
  • Well-equipped work out gym
  • Basketball court
  • Sand Volleyball court
  • Clubhouse game room
  • Barbeque cook-outs

WhiteSands Treatment Clinical

  • Medically assisted detoxification using controlled medications, to both ease your withdrawal symptoms, and ensure you get a good night’s sleep.
  • We treat the underlying issues that led you to addiction, not just the addiction.
  • Higher ratio of therapists to patients, with group sizes averaging from 10-15, which allows for more individual attention.
  • Multiple group options throughout the day. Not a one size fits all approach.
  • You will also have individual sessions with your assigned primary therapist a minimum of twice per week.



We only accept out of network insurance plans at our drug rehab in Florida and our professional admissions staff works with
you to ensure that all your questions are answered and you receive the best care available.

Rehab private insurance Florida

Drug Detox

Upon entering into drug and alcohol treatment centers,
the body may experience withdrawal. Our recovery team
will administer necessary medications and monitor clients
24/7 to ensure their safety and comfort.

Inpatient Drug
and Alcohol Rehab

Living at White Sands, clients will participate in an
intensive treatment during an average of 30 to 60 day
stays at our top-of-the-line facility.

Intensive Outpatient
Drug Treatment

During weekly visits to our Florida rehab center, clients
will receive the support needed as they learn to
successfully transition to a productive, addiction-free

Alternative Drug
Rehab Programs

Our Florida rehab center takes a holistic approach to
addiction recovery that restores the mind, body, and
spirit, paired with traditional addiction treatment


Whether you have a problem with prescription drugs, illicit drugs or alcohol, here are many reasons why our treatment center is the ideal location for your rehabilitation. For example, we provide:

  • Highly customizable treatment plans that are tailored to the specific needs of our patients
  • Treatment protocols that preserve the privacy and dignity of our patients
  • Board-certified doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and counselors who have the specialist training to provide high quality, compassionate treatment
  • A constant monitoring process that ensures that treatment programs will be updated as necessary
  • Follow-up treatment, including a sober living community designed to further recovery
  • Family programs that help to educate loved ones and heal damaged relationships
  • Specialized treatments that can help patients to deal with grief, dual diagnosis, trauma, and gender-specific issues
  • Healthy food and a customized program of exercise
  • A supportive, close-knit community of people who enjoy games, trips, sports, crafts and yoga (among other recreational activities)

Individual success rates will depend on a wide range of interrelated factors. However, many of the patients who thrive in the environment provided by White Sands, have certain things in common that tend to dramatically increase the chances of recovery. It is vital to make sure that you enter the right treatment program, which is why we place such an emphasis on an extensive assessment process. This assessment is designed to uncover the background information necessary to maximize each patient’s chances of success.

The staff at White Sands also reassesses the needs of patients on a regular basis, adjusting treatment if required. Additionally, if you put the maximum amount of effort into getting the most out of your program, then you are naturally more likely to benefit from your time at the treatment center. A large part of such effort involves speaking openly and honestly in therapy, where you will gain the valuable skills essential to reducing your likelihood of relapse in the future.

Studies have shown that patients who stay at White Sands for a longer period of time are more likely to succeed. Therefore, we advise that you are diligent when it comes to deciding on the length of your stay. Finally, aftercare is hugely important to recovery. To maintain sobriety in the long term, we strongly advise that patients continue to attend support groups and therapy sessions long after their rehab treatment program has ended. To encourage this, we schedule regular alumni events, where former White Sands patients can discuss their progress and obtain advice if they run into any difficulties.

Yes. When we carefully design and customize every treatment program, we take a wide range of factors into account. Some of the issues we are equipped to address include (but are not limited to) gender, sexuality, profession, medical conditions (such as chronic pain disorders), previous trauma, and age.

The staff at White Sands Treatment Center helps facilitate travel from within the United States to our facility. We will obtain location information and begin the process of investigating the best and most cost effective methods of your arrival and report back to you. We can help coordinate your transportation from the Airline Terminal to our location, where you will arrive and begin your journey on the path to a clean and sober life. We will meet you in an unmarked car to aid in your discrete arrival at our facility, leaving your travel arrangements stress and worry free.

Due to HIPPA laws, we cannot provide you with any information until your loved one signs a disclosure authorization form giving our staff permission to talk to you about the progress. After this is done, you will be able to speak to one of our counselors. In addition, we also offer family programs. If your loved one wants you to take a more active role in their treatment or feels that you could benefit from family counseling and education, we would be more than happy to involve you in such a program.

We provide designated smoking areas that you can use. However, this is not meant to indicate an active endorsement of smoking. We encourage a healthy lifestyle, and we are happy to help you stop smoking while you are in rehab. Just let our medical team know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

White Sands holds accreditation and licenses that confirm that the care provided meets stringent state regulations. We have every confidence in our dedicated team of staff members; every doctor, nurse, therapist and counselor is highly qualified, empathetic and specially trained to facilitate the recovery of people who need help with alcoholism or drug addiction. We also take a proactive approach to advancing the knowledge of our staff members, with staff receiving frequent, additional training to ensure that all of our treatments are fully up-to-date. If you want to read the opinions of real patients we have led towards recovery, please visit our Client Testimonials page.


Start your journey to recovery at our Florida rehab center using these essential tools.

Insurance Verification

Complete our insurance verification form to
confirm insurance coverage before enrolling in
our drug and alcohol treatment center.

Take Our Patient Evaluation

Complete our patient evaluation to ensure that
you or your loved one receives a custom-tailored
treatment plan to best
suit the needs of the patient.

Intervention Guide

Contact us to receive a copy of our free
intervention guide to help you find the words
you need to guide your loved one to a
professional drug and alcohol rehab.