By Providing Building Blocks for Success, Patients Can Exit Treatment With Confidence
Robert, a graduate of the WhiteSands inpatient treatment program in Sarasota, Florida, knows what the drug rehab experience is like and he credits the treatment center for his ongoing success in recovery.
“I have been to two other treatment centers, and neither of them was as nice as WhiteSands,” he mentions.
The treatment center puts a huge focus on the program they provide and the comfort, happiness, and well-being of patients.
A big part of addiction recovery is coming to terms and accepting that you have a problem and it needs to be fixed. Once patients realize that they are on an imminent path that will only worsen, they are already in the mindset of recovery. This is often the biggest hurdle to get over, as denial is often the case with addicts.
Uncovering Underlying Issues
Addressing any sort of co-occurring disorders or issues relating to trauma is crucial in the recovery process as many times, this is the driving force behind the addiction.
“My therapist helped me address some issues that I have never looked at before,” Robert says.
Often, patients do not know the full extent of how their past has affected their substance abuse or are unaware of a co-occurring disorder that may have never been brought to the forefront.
By determining the root cause of the addiction, a solid foundation for recovery can be established, so an individual has every opportunity to succeed in long-lasting sobriety. Some of the underlying issues that may have lead to chronic substance abuse are:
- A family history of addiction
- Hereditary and genetic factors
- Mental illness
- Bipolar disorder, a mood disorder, generalized anxiety, clinical depression, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and more.
- Becoming dependent and then addicted to prescription painkillers
- Opioids are a fastly over-prescribed narcotic with over 200 million prescriptions written in 2012
- Personality factors
- Whether or not you are easily peer pressured
By discovering the root cause of the addiction through in-depth patient analyses conducted by board-certified therapists and counselors, a comprehensive treatment program can be uniquely crafted.
The Benefits of Amenities During Treatment
An element of the treatment process that is often looked past is how patients will constructively spend their spare time in inpatient treatment. When patients experience boredom, loneliness, or hunger, they are much more likely to think about using drugs or alcohol.
By mitigating their opportunities to have these feelings, thoughts, and negative emotions, they are less inclined to be ‘bored’ and think about using substances. One of the main feedbacks that patients who attended WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab are the range of amenities and activities they have on-site.
“The amenities were great! The pool was cool and relaxing, and the gym was a great place for me to start working on my physical health,” says Robert.
By focusing on both the mental and physical aspects of addiction recovery, patients can adopt new and healthy habits to carry with them when they re-enter day-to-day life.
Some of the amenities that WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab offers are:
- An athletic complex
- A recreation center
- A swimming pool
- Walking paths
- And so much more
“My whole experience with WhiteSands was amazing,” says Robert.
Comprehensive addiction treatment can help you or a loved one make a full and lasting recovery from addiction. If you or someone close to you struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab and their intake team today. They can help direct you toward support so you can regain control of your life once again. The sooner you get help, the quicker you can lead a fulfilled and content life. Contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatment programs.
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.