Patients Travel to WhiteSands From Across the US
A recent patient named Andie traveled many miles to attend drug treatment at WhiteSands in Fort Myers Florida. “I moved all the way here from Baltimore to go to WhiteSands because they truly are the only rehab I’ve been where the staff sincerely wants to help the clients”, he said. Like many patients that attend WhiteSands in Fort Myers, Andie was looking for an individualized treatment approach to recovery, as the treatment centers he had attended in the past simply provided generic modalities.
During the admissions process, treatment plans will be discussed and it will be determined whether a period of medically assisted detox is necessary. The detox center is part of many treatment plans for drug and alcohol rehab and is often part of the inpatient rehab process.
When patients receive customized recovery programs at a drug treatment center that caters to their unique struggles, the efficacy of treatment becomes much greater. This is because any underlying disorders that perhaps were not uncovered, can be brought to the forefront, treated, and properly managed.
Treatment Programs and Levels of Care
Drug and alcohol addiction are serious diseases that require a rehab program to overcome and manage. Some of the levels of care for substance abuse treatment include:
- Partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
- Residential treatment
- Inpatient program
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment
- Detox programs and medical detox (including alcohol detox)
- 12-step programs (including alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous)
- Medical management (Medication-Assisted Treatment – MAT)
- SMART recovery
- Family therapy
Treatment plans are available that can help patients make a full recovery.
Programs That Help Patients Sustain Sobriety
It is one thing to leave residential treatment as a sober individual, but it is another thing to be able to sustain sobriety long-term. WhiteSands ensures that each patient leaves with an aftercare plan that incorporates trigger management and coping skills. “I feel like I’ve learned coping skills to stay sober thanks to WhiteSands”, mentions Andie.
Some of the coping strategies that are provided to patients during their time in recovery residence for their addictive behaviors are:
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Facilitate a primary therapist
- Build a sober network/community of individuals
- Attend 12-step programs
- Exercise therapy
- Follow a stringent daily routine
- Eliminate too much “free time” as this can lead to feelings of boredom
When patients understand how to cope with pressures and triggers, they are much likelier to sustain sobriety. When patients are confronted with a situation that may put their sobriety in jeopardy, they are facing the exact things that led them to substance abuse and ultimately addiction in the first place.
Personalized Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Programs
Different coping mechanisms will work for different individuals which is why it’s so important to seek personalized aftercare. WhiteSands will ensure that each patient leaves treatment with an aftercare plan that is designed uniquely for them so that outpatient rehab is successful.
Counselors will set patients up with a primary therapist close to home where they can meet with them weekly about their recovery process. Partial hospitalization programs are part of the individualized treatment offered through WhiteSands. Following inpatient rehab, those struggling with addiction will attend recovery meetings. Here, they will open up about their drug abuse as part of their relapse prevention.
Some of the many benefits of an aftercare plan include:
- Reinforces recovery tactics discussed during treatment
- Provides outreach support through 12-step programs such as AA and NA
- Helps with relapse prevention
- Allows individuals to understand triggers and how to avoid them
- Teaches patients lifestyle changes
- Aids in keeping patients on track with their recovery
Having structure and support when re-entering everyday civilian society is key in lasting sobriety. This also allows patients to have a routine and schedule that they can operate by which inherently builds routine and sets a precedent for lasting recovery. When there is structure in place, individuals can think about future goals and truly dedicate themselves to achieving them.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with WhiteSands Treatment today to learn about inpatient treatments, outpatient treatment, and sober living options. To learn more about WhiteSands Sober Living in Fort Myers, check out this link:
Offering all Levels of Addiction Care and Continuing Care Options
The WhiteSands Treatment intake team is available on a 24/7 basis to take your call and can help guide you toward help if you are struggling with drug abuse. They have several rehab centers for drug treatment throughout the state, so whether you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, the clinicians can help you throughout the entire recovery process. Many individuals who call can get into treatment the very same day. There is no better time to seek help than now, so pick up the phone and call (877) 640-7820.
Whether you are in North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, West Palm Beach, Bonita Springs, Boca Raton, Lee County, North Port, Palm Bay, Winter Haven, Port Charlotte, Pompano Beach, Fort Myers Florida, Lehigh Acres, or Plant City, there are many types of treatment and recovery programs available.
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.