Fort Myers, Florida—A client attending WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab’s addiction treatment facility in Fort Myers couldn’t wait to share the positive change she was undergoing. While still in treatment, she left a grateful five-star review on Google.
“I can’t thank the staff and community here enough for all their support, tools, and resources,” wrote the client, named Niki. “This place has given me a different perspective on life, and I can honestly say I look forward to changing my future.”
Niki attended WhiteSands’ addiction treatment facility in Fort Myers, Florida, one of several residential and outpatient centers in Florida. At each location, clients find a safe, caring place where they are treated with respect and dignity. Addiction recovery is supported by research-based clinical practices, ethical leadership, and an innovative approach to treatment.
Treatment is designed to reveal the root causes of addiction, and options include family therapy for those who are willing to explore that dynamic. Its goal is not just to bring clients to sobriety but to do so by helping them develop a stronger sense of self, stronger relationships, and the skills to reduce the chance of relapsing. As a result, clients leave WhiteSands with a rejuvenated mindset and confidence in their ability to sustain their sobriety for life – the kind of transformation Niki found in herself.
One secret to WhiteSands’ success is its comfortable surroundings and activities, which make the experience as enjoyable as possible. From private rooms with flat-screen satellite televisions to spa treatments and a full schedule of recreational activities, WhiteSands shows that rehab can actually be pleasant. In fact, WhiteSands believes in seeing the client like a resort guest when they’re not in treatment.
This is not done to pamper clients, but common sense shows that the more comfortable the client is, the more they can focus on recovery and feel they deserve to be free of addiction.
When it’s time for treatment, the client works through an individually designed plan customized to their unique recovery needs. For instance, for many people, addiction is not the primary disorder but is a symptom of an underlying emotional disorder like anxiety or depression. This dual diagnosis would call for treatment of the entire condition, not just the addiction.
The client’s treatment journey in Fort Myers often begins with detox, the preparatory phase when the body is cleansed of toxins built up during substance use. Research shows that problems in detox are a critical factor in the client giving up on treatment, so WhiteSands makes it as comfortable as possible. Careful medical supervision by qualified experts is always recommended to help the client through withdrawal symptoms, ranging from nausea and muscle cramps to seizures.
Medication may be offered to ease the pain and discomfort. WhiteSands also makes the experience less traumatic by using a slow tapering-off method. Rather than suddenly taking away the drugs or alcohol that the client has come to rely on, it is withdrawn gradually and more safely.
Clients receive around-the-clock medical supervision during detox. The WhiteSands medical staff comprises board-certified medical doctors, psychiatrists, and nursing staff, and the treatment center staffs its medical facilities full-time.
After detox is completed in the addiction treatment facility in Fort Myers, inpatient treatment begins, followed by intensive outpatient care to transition the client to living outside the treatment facility. Therapy includes a variety of behavioral and medical treatments designed to get at the real cause of the client’s addiction for lasting recovery.
Anyone seeking comprehensive treatment for a substance use disorder can visit WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab.
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.