Orlando Patient Learns How to Have Fun Again Without Drugs and Alcohol

Enjoying Life Without Drugs or Alcohol is Possible

A recent patient from Orlando named Jeffrey is learning how to enjoy his new sober life after his substance abuse. “I am living a sober life one day at a time, one frame at a time”, he said. During his time at WhiteSands, he participated in offsite activities including going bowling. “I had a blast!!”, he said. WhiteSands operates two inpatient and fourteen outpatient rehab centers throughout the state of Florida and has helped thousands of people struggling with drug and alcohol addictions.

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.

WhiteSands works to teach patients how to manage their disease which includes learning how to enjoy activities without being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. After years of substance abuse, many addicts feel they can’t have fun without drinking alcohol or taking drugs. It takes a major mind shift through recovery to realize that having fun and enjoying life comes from how you feel within. When you are an addict, your addiction controls you so you think that the only way to have a good time is through the influence of drugs and alcohol. Once addiction no longer has control over you, you can enjoy your time without the burden of drugs and alcohol.

Developing Healthy Habits in Rehab

One of the key factors in sustaining sobriety is developing healthy habits that are conducive to lasting recovery. This means disassociating from people, places, and things that are a negative influence on your recovery.

Some things that you can do on a daily basis to help facilitate a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Exercise daily
  • Get enough sleep
  • Join support groups (12-step programs)
  • Partake in community activities
  • Speak with a therapist regularly

When you fill your time with hobbies and habits that foster recovery, you are much likelier to stay on the path of sobriety. As a recovering addict, you must commit to a lifestyle change if you want to sustain your sobriety on a long-lasting basis. Taking measures that reinforce your sobriety will enhance your recovery and help you in the journey toward leading a positive and healthy life that is also fulfilled and content.

Customized Addiction Treatment at all Levels of Care

During addiction recovery for alcohol or drug addiction, patients will attend various therapies and treatments during their time at the treatment facility. Some of the care and treatment provided for substance abuse include:

  • Inpatient Treatment
  • Detox Programs (including medically assisted detox, alcohol detox, and drug detox)
  • Treatment for Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions and Other Underlying Issues
  • Outpatient Rehab (OP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program PHP
  • Family Therapy
  • Residential Rehab
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Recovery Meetings
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Life Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • On-Site Medical Director

Substance abuse treatment requires individual treatment programs based on the unique needs of patients. Addiction treatment centers are designed to help drug addicts and alcoholics overcome and manage their disease through research-based treatment programs.

Structure in Early Recovery

The most crucial time in a patient’s recovery journey is immediately after they have been discharged from inpatient treatment and re-enter day-to-day life. Having structure is extremely crucial during this time as re-entering life after addiction recovery poses a whole new set of challenges in itself. Knowing how to handle pressure and temptation when you are faced with it will be the difference between sobriety and recovery. Recovery is hard work and sobriety is a life-long commitment. If you are not 100% dedicated to your sobriety then the return of the disease is imminent and relapse is forthcoming.

Your recovery should be celebrated; it took hard work to get to where you are and you deserve to be acknowledged for it. Keep a calendar and ‘X’ out each day that you remain sober. This will create benchmarks of success and when you reflect on how far you’ve come, you will realize the benefits of dedicating yourself to this new life.

Intensive outpatient programming is critical to lasting sobriety and includes relapse prevention, recovery meetings, such as 12-step programs, and life skills lessons. Outpatient treatment provides a semi-structured environment that still holds the patient responsible for their sobriety. Substance use disorders (SUD) as well as addiction and co-occurring disorders can be managed with the help of quality recovery programs and your commitment to recovery.

How to Get Help

If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with WhiteSands Treatment today as they are accepting patients who are struggling. They offer a full continuum of treatment options and all levels of care at their facility. Their intake team is available on a 24/7 basis to take your call and can help you take the first step toward recovery. There is no better time to get help than now. Whether you are in West Palm Beach, Hyde Park, Lake Ellenor, Boca Raton, Orlando, or Central Florida, individual treatment through WhiteSands treatment programs can help 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.