Gainesville Woman Says Attending Treatment at WhiteSands Was The Best Decision of Her Life

All Levels of Care Means Patients Are Taken Care of Even After Discharge From Residential Treatment 

Alicia, a resident of Gainesville, Florida, recently attended WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Plant City for drug addiction.  She unequivocally stated that it was a life-altering decision.  

“Going to detox in Plant City was the best choice I could have made for my life and my recovery,” she said. 

WhiteSands Addiction Treatment Center is unique because it offers all levels of care directly on the facility grounds in Plant City, making it seamless to graduate from one level of care to the next. Having a full continuum of easily accessible treatment services makes the transitioning process simple to navigate and manage each stage of treatment.  

“After completing my program, I was set up with amazing aftercare and went to their outpatient in Gainesville,” Alicia said. 

The staff at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab are there with patients throughout their entire recovery journey, even when they have been discharged and are entering outpatient and aftercare programs.  

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.

The Value of Continued Recovery Support 

When patients have a solid support system and a network of available resources throughout their outpatient treatment, aftercare programs, and beyond, they are much better positioned to achieve long-lasting sobriety.

The most crucial time in an individual’s recovery is directly after being released from residential treatment and re-entering everyday society. This time is when patients are most vulnerable to relapse.

Some of the ways to support long-lasting recovery during this period are: 

  • Attending relapse prevention programs 
  • Knowing how to utilize coping mechanisms 
  • Attending 12-step programs (AA, NA, etc.) 
  • Joining an alumni group 
  • Regularly meeting with your primary therapist

When an individual such as Alicia has ongoing support, counseling, and professionals backing them up in their sobriety, they are much more receptive to long-term sobriety. 

“I absolutely love the staff, and my therapist is fantastic,” she said.

All staff members in WhiteSands inpatient and outpatient facilities are board-certified addiction specialists, therapists, doctors, and counselors who want to see patients succeed in their recovery on a life-long basis.  

The Importance of Outpatient Addiction Treatment 

When patients have completed their inpatient treatment program, they are ready to enter outpatient treatment. The staff at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab set up everything the patient needs to enter outpatient treatment seamlessly and with the utmost confidence. With nearly 20 outpatient offices located throughout Florida, they will set the patient up at the closest location to them.  

Outpatient treatment has countless benefits, including: 

  • Learning how to build a solid foundation for recovery 
  • Being surrounded by a community of individuals who have similar goals 
  • Develop healthy coping mechanisms  
  • Understand triggers and how to handle them 

Staying committed to these programs can be the difference between relapse and sobriety. With support meetings available throughout the day, individuals can focus on getting their life back on track while continuing to get the care and guidance they need.

Individuals must refrain from associating with individuals with whom they used to abuse drugs and alcohol and avoid locations and areas where they formerly used.

These situations put individuals into a situation that may jeopardize their sobriety. Addiction recovery takes constant and consistent work to maintain, and without diligence, the disease of addiction can creep back into your life. 

If you or someone you love is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, WhiteSands Treatment can help. With a highly-qualified team of specialists, patients can have peace of mind knowing they are in the best hands possible. The time to get help is now, as addiction is a disease that will not go away on its own. With professional help, recovery and sobriety are attainable. 

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.