Patient is Grateful for WhiteSands Treatment Kissimmee for “Another Day on Earth”

Kissimmee, Florida—A former patient is praising WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab for his treatment there, posting a glowing 5-star review of the program’s facility in Kissimmee, Florida.

In the review, recovering addict Genaro looks back on his nine months in treatment for a substance use disorder. He recalls being treated with care and compassion by the staff at WhiteSands, whom he credits with giving him an entirely new perspective on his life and its value.

After graduating from the program, he wrote, “I felt like for everyone who feels like I do, grateful to have another day on earth and looking to restore their lives, WhiteSands is for you.”

He continued, “I arrived to a beautiful home with nice amenities, great care, and therapy. All things needed for one to start the rebuilding of one’s life. I saw it instantly and I knew then I could have it! I had challenges to deal with, but WhiteSands stood by me through it all and helped me to patiently become a better version of me.”

Many people like Genaro have freed themselves from addiction with the help of the compassionate and skilled staff at WhiteSands in Fort Myers, Florida, recognized as Tampa’s top drug rehab treatment center and one of the best in the U.S. The program consistently exceeds the treatment industry’s standards of care, with in-depth and individualized treatment plans to meet the critical needs of patients. As a result, WhiteSands has a higher percentage of patients who, like Genaro, are living productive lives in sustained recovery. The program has three inpatient locations and 14 outpatient centers throughout Florida. 

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At Whitesands, the journey to lasting sobriety begins with medically assisted detox followed by residential rehab. The patient then transitions to day-night treatment, an outpatient program with housing, or may move to intensive outpatient treatment with residence. Care is provided by a medical and therapeutic team skilled in addictions and substance-related disorders. 

Treatment strategies include family therapy; accelerated resolution therapy; sober living facilitation; mental health treatment; trauma therapy; and dual diagnosis treatment, which approaches addiction as a symptom of an underlying emotional or psychological condition rather than as a single disorder. Throughout their journey to recovery, from medical detox to behavioral therapy and Life Skills work, patients get expert guidance from board-certified treatment specialists. Therapy is aligned with 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous.

At WhiteSands, a critical aspect of treatment is the facility’s environment. The facility is located on a spacious 10-acre campus. Clients stay in private rooms and have access to cell phones or other electronic devices to keep in touch with their support networks outside the center. 

Amenities on the WhiteSands grounds include a recreation center where clients can come at the end of treatment each day to relax and have fun with games, physical activities, and socializing. Clients can join an optional boxing program led by a professional trainer, in which they can get physically fit and burn off pent-up energy. WhiteSands believes that when patients can exert energy in a healthy, constructive manner, they are also developing new hobbies and habits they can take with them to their new lives of sobriety and peace.

It was just what Geanaro needed to begin seeing that a fulfilling life is possible without artificial stimulation or comfort from drugs or alcohol.

“As I write this,” he concluded in his review, “I’m about to spread my wings and that was all made possible with God, Alcoholics Anonymous and WhiteSands. If I had a relative with this disease, I would definitely recommend WhiteSands hands down!”

Anyone seeking comprehensive treatment for a substance use disorder can visit WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab or call 877-855-3470. 

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.