An Aftercare Plan is Effective in Assisting in Sustaining Long-Term Recovery
After attending WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers, patient Sean is grateful for the number of support groups and therapies introduced to him throughout his time in treatment.
“The staff taught many different forms of methods of recovery from AA/NA/CA to Smart Recovery, Yoga/Mindfulness to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,” he mentions.
These therapies are designed to help reinforce sobriety once patients have exited treatment and enter day-to-day life. WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers is unlike other addiction treatment facilities in that they work to uncover the driving force behind the addiction. This way, a solid foundation for recovery can be constructed. When patients understand the root cause of their addiction, it allows them to navigate recovery with increased intention and understanding.
“I was quickly able to find the root cause of my addiction and switch my life back to the peace of mind where I don’t need substance to cure boredom,” Sean says.
Determining the Root Cause of Addiction
Often, individuals who attend treatment for addiction do not seek help for the driving force behind their urge to use. Close to half of individuals who struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with an undiagnosed mental health disorder. Until this is uncovered, brought to the forefront, overcome, and managed, the individual will not fully benefit from an addiction treatment plan.
Once patients undergo an in-depth assessment so a unique program involving dual diagnosis treatment can be crafted. Dual diagnosis is a treatment type that works to treat both the underlying mental health condition and the addiction.
Some of the therapy programs that are part of dual diagnosis treatment are:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Motivational Therapy
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Support Groups
- One-on-one therapy
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Recovery
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers does not leverage a generic, standardized, and one-size-fits-all approach to addiction recovery. Instead, they use a multidisciplinary approach that works to help patients overcome and successfully manage their substance use disorder (SUD) as well as their underlying mental illness. Since substance abuse and mental illness often coexist, a multidisciplinary approach to co-occurring disorders will stabilize the patient on multiple levels, both psychological and mental.
Addiction will not go away on its own and requires treatment and therapy to overcome. Coping mechanisms and trigger management skills are imperative to long-lasting sobriety, and the team of clinicians here will do everything they can to prepare you for success in recovery.
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers and our team are committed to uncovering the driving force behind the addiction or mental illness so healing is possible. When you first reach out to the intake specialists, they will conduct a brief over-the-phone assessment to determine the gravity of the disease as well as whether your services are of benefit to you. From here, an in-person evaluation will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of the addiction, and patients can be admitted into rehab that very same day.
When you or someone close to you struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers today. We offer a full continuum of treatment options and all levels of care on-site. The quicker you reach out for help, the sooner you can lead a productive, fulfilled, and content life that is no longer controlled by your substance abuse problem.
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.