The Facility Provided a Customized Treatment Program Based On the Patient’s Specific and Unique Challenges 

For St. Petersburg resident Jeannie, spending time in addiction rehab centers was a far-too-common occurrence. Having been unsuccessful in her previous attempts at recovery, she was skeptical when she entered WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab. 

After numerous failed attempts at recovery, Jeannie was on a dangerous path, and her addiction was taking complete control of her life by the time she came to WhiteSands. However, after being discharged from the inpatient residential treatment program offered at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, she expressed gratitude for her success, which she credited to the center’s customized approach to treatment. 

“I have been to multiple rehabs and detox centers—some better than others. While I admit that I probably wasn’t really ready to stop using, I have to say that WhiteSands is really the best rehab I have ever been to,” she states.  

A unique feature of WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab involves focusing on uncovering the root causes and driving forces behind the addiction; the center doesn’t merely apply a generic approach to each patient. Through in-depth evaluations, therapy, counseling, and treatment, the underlying driving forces behind addiction can be brought to the surface so it can be appropriately healed.  

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.

Therapy That Focuses on Managing Negative Emotions 

When you’re an addict going through recovery, the demon that is addicted will always be active. This is why it’

s essential to know how to handle triggers and negative emotions properly, so the chances of relapse are mitigated. 

Some of the therapies that can help patients manage their emotions and destructive thoughts are: 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 
  • Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) 
  • One-on-One Therapy 
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) 
  • Art Therapy 
  • Trauma Therapy  
  • 12-step Facilitation 
  • Psychotherapy 

“One of my major stumbling blocks has been the how – how do I get rid of my negative emotions. The information presented actually breaks it down,” Jeannie says. 

The therapists at WhiteSands help break down why an individual may be experiencing negative emotions and teaches them how to manage them. Knowing how to leverage emotions to work with you instead of against can indeed be the difference between sustained sobriety and relapse.  

A ‘Whole-Patient’ Approach 

WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab applies a ‘whole-patient’ approach, which means we target both the underlying causes of the addiction and address and treat the addiction. By considering the patient as a whole, each aspect of their struggles is accounted for and considered when constructing a customized and effective treatment program. Since addiction is a chronic disease, a whole-patient approach must be taken when considering the right treatment.  

Some of the aspects that are considered for a ‘whole-patient’ approach are: 

  • The patient’s previous experience  
  • Expectations of the patient  
  • Type of drug addiction
  • Length of use
  • Personal beliefs  
  • Does the patient have a support network? 
  • The individual’s personality  

If your or someone close to you struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab can help. The facility offers a full continuum of treatment options and all levels of care at their Plant City location. Their intake and admissions team are available on a 24/7 basis to help you when you need it most. Please contact us today; a specialist is waiting to speak with you.  

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.