Patient Leaves WhiteSands Feeling Confident and Secure

The Facility Provides an Aftercare Plan For Each Patient Who Completes the Treatment

After attending WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Fort Myers, Florida, Scott couldn’t be more thankful for his experience at the addiction treatment facility.

“Thank you to all the staff, without everyone’s guidance and understanding, I don’t know that I would be positive and confident upon my departure,” says Scott.

The staff at the number-one-rated addiction treatment facility in the nation ensures that patients leave with a proper aftercare plan in place. This includes counselor outreach and supports group facilitation so patients know exactly where to turn to in times of uncertainty or duress.

Once patients enter the addiction treatment facility, they will undergo an in-depth, comprehensive assessment to help determine the best treatment program for them. The facility has a high success rate of long-term patients who sustain their sobriety. This is because the staff provides a thorough and comprehensive aftercare plan for each patient, including outreach programs and contact information.

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today at (877) 640-7820 to learn how we can help.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in Addiction Recovery

Many patients who enter addiction treatment will also receive dual diagnosis treatment. When an individual struggles with a co-occurring disorder, they require a unique treatment plan that addresses both the addiction and the mental illness. Nearly half of those who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with a co-occurring mental health disorder that may or may not be diagnosed. A thorough patient evaluation will determine whether or not the individual has a mental illness.  

Some of the most common mental health disorders that are closely linked to substance abuse and addiction include:

  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Clinical depression
  • Personality disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Schizophrenia 

Several factors provoke mental illness and substance use disorders. Some of these include:

  • Genetic and hereditary factors
  • Brain responses
  • Every individual responds differently to the use of drugs, alcohol, and medications
  • Environmental triggers
  • Exposure to substances of abuse at an early age

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If an underlying mental health condition and substance use disorder goes untreated, it can potentially worsen. Individuals may suppress their symptoms with drugs and alcohol, worsening an already bad situation. Self-medicating is often a coping mechanism used for individuals who do not get help or do not know where to get help. This damaging cycle can be life-threatening. 

If you or someone you love is struggling, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab is here to help. The facility offers a full continuum of treatment programs and all levels of care directly on-site. There is no need to travel from facility to facility for each level of care, eliminating any sort of stress associated with moving. If need be, patients will first undergo a period of medically-assisted detoxification, which will stabilize them physically. Once this is complete, they will begin their inpatient residential treatment. Here, they will be able to address the psychological side of addiction so they can better manage their disease of addiction. The time to get help is now, so pick up the phone and call the intake team at our addiction treatment facility in Fort Myers 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.

About the Author

Jackie has been involved in the substance abuse and addiction treatment sector for over five years and this is something that she is truly eager about. She has a passion for writing and continuously works to create informative pieces that not only educate and inform the public about the disease of addiction but also provide solutions for those who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse.