Getting Your Life Back on Track After Addiction is Possible
After attending WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers, former patient Jeff cannot thank our staff and treatment programs enough for his success in addiction recovery.
“This place not only saved my life but taught me more about myself than I have ever known,” he says.
Patients must understand why they became victims of the disease of addiction to better digest and comprehend treatment that will help them. WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers is unique. We work to uncover the driving forces behind the individual’s addiction; we never apply a one-size-fits-all, generic approach to recovery. Determining the root cause of why the patient is struggling will help cultivate the right treatment program for their unique circumstance.
When patients understand what led them to abuse drugs or alcohol, they are much likelier to accept help. Often, an undisclosed underlying mental health disorder to the foundation of their substance abuse. As a coping mechanism, these individuals use drugs and alcohol to mitigate the side effects they are experiencing. Unfortunately, substance abuse is not the answer and can lead the individual down a dangerous path.
Underlying Causes of Addiction
Close to half of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with an underlying mental illness. Some of the common underlying mental health disorders that are often at the root of addiction are:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Clinical depression
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Comorbidity is often the case in those who struggle with addiction, and identifying the driving forces behind the disorders is the backbone to success in recovery and addiction management. If the driving force behind addiction is not uncovered, the individual will continue to seek ways to cope with the side effects they are enduring. If an underlying disorder is determined, dual diagnosis treatment in conjunction with medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and therapy may be the best treatment option.
When concurrent disorders and behavioral addiction issues are appropriately managed, patients can have clarity and stability, affecting treatment efficacy.
“An amazing experience,” Jeff says.
When patients exit their inpatient stay at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab, they can attend an outpatient rehab close to home. Our facility has many outpatient locations throughout Florida where they can enjoy a continuum of treatment.
The Importance of Outpatient Addiction Treatment
When patients exit residential treatment and enter day-to-day life, they will be confronted with temptation and urges. Outpatient treatment incorporates relapse prevention and coping mechanisms designed to keep patients on the path of sustained sobriety. Through personalized and affection aftercare help for drug or alcohol addiction, patients can set themselves up for success in recovery.
Outpatient treatment provides a less structured environment than inpatient treatment but still requires patients to attend therapy and follow guidelines and rules. The program helps to reinforce what was taught in residential treatment so that patients can transition into everyday life with reassurance and confidence.
Get Help Today
It’s vital that if you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you get the help you need now. When you are an addict, you put yourself in a life-threatening situation every day. The importance of getting help today cannot be understated. The team is available 24/7 to take your call and help you get into treatment the same day that you reach out for help. For the best alcohol and drug rehab in Fort Myers, reach out to us today.
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.