“I Came Here After an Overdose and Got My Life Back”, Patient Thanks WhiteSands Tampa for Their Help

Patient Finds Sobriety After Hitting Rock Bottom

After barely surviving an overdose, Cayde finally admitted to herself it was time to seek professional treatment for her drug addiction. She credits the inpatient and outpatient treatment programs offered through WhiteSands Treatment as her saving grace.

Patients that enter WhiteSands Treatment are struggling with a severe drug or alcohol addiction and often have no other choice but to enter treatment. Thankfully for Cayde, seeking help was the best possible choice for her. 

“I came here after an [overdose] and got my life back. The therapy and staff helped me every step of the way,” she states. 

With a drug epidemic sweeping the nation, drug overdoses are at all-time highs, and while the lucky ones may survive an overdose, the fatality rate is alarming. When you are an avid drug abuser, it is not a matter of ‘if’ anymore; it is a matter of ‘when.’ Drug overdoses are imminent, whether you have been abusing drugs for a long time or a new user. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today at 877.969.1993 to learn how we can help.

WhiteSands Earns Top Rating for Treatment Facilities in Florida

As one of Florida’s premier rehab facilities, WhiteSands has recently earned the No. 1 ranking for treatment facility centers in the state for drug and alcohol addiction by Newsweek Magazine. The center has helped over 10,000 individuals overcome their substance abuse issues to live content and fulfilled lives without using drugs and alcohol. 

Cayde credits her recovery to the treatment programs, staff, and various care levels offered at the facility and the fantastic amenities. During patients’ free time when they’re not in treatment, they become a ‘guest’ of WhiteSands. They are welcome to enjoy a host of amenities that are available directly on the facility grounds. There is a newly-constructed state-of-the-art athletic complex and a recreation center, swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, and indoor/outdoor lounge areas.  

“It’s clear why WhiteSands was rated the number one treatment center in Florida by Newsweek,” Cayde mentions.

The amenities offered at the facility provide an outlet for patients to direct their attention and energy to keep the mind and body active during recovery, which is crucial to long-term recovery. Staying mentally and physically active throughout treatment and once the individual reenters everyday society has proven to be inherently effective in sustaining long-lasting sobriety.  

Ongoing Support Through Outpatient Treatment Programs 

While detox and inpatient care are often the first steps in recovery, it’s vital to have access to continuing care to maintain your sobriety. Cayde was able to continue her treatment through the outpatient treatment program that WhiteSands offers. The center has 18 outpatient offices located throughout Florida, where patients who have completed their inpatient residential program can receive continued care and support. Individuals in remission from addiction must continue their recovery with outpatient programming, counseling, and therapy.  

Some of the benefits of outpatient treatment programs are: 

  • Provides flexibility so patients can tend to other life obligations and responsibilities   
  • Ongoing, supportive care in a nurturing environment 
  • The ability to attend treatment for as long as is desired 

Obtaining sobriety is one thing, but sustaining it presents the most challenging part. Since individuals will be confronted with temptation once they leave rehab, it’s imperative to their sobriety that they know how to handle triggers. During outpatient treatment, individuals will work with counselors and therapists to teach them coping mechanisms and trigger management skills to reenter a stable society with confidence. 

Without professional, comprehensive treatment and therapy, addiction will continue to worsen. It’s essential that if you or a loved one struggles with a dependence, you get the appropriate help as soon as you realize a problem. WhiteSands Treatment offers a full continuum of treatment options for a range of drug and alcohol addictions. Regaining control of your life is possible with all-inclusive treatment. Contact WhiteSands today to begin your recovery journey with professionals dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain your sobriety.  

If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.