Even after so much time and evidence to the contrary, there is still a misconception and belief that the use of alcohol is not as damaging, and not as dangerous, as the use of other drugs like cocaine and heroin. That belief is all too common in Okeechobee, but it is also not true.
If you have been struggling with your own use of alcohol or trying to convince an alcoholic friend or family member to accept your offers of treatment, you already know how harmful the use of alcohol can be, as well as the real physical damage it can do to virtually every part of the human body.
That is the bad news, but there is good news as well. As a resident of Okeechobee, you have access to some of the best alcohol detox and rehab programs in the state, if not the nation. Whether you choose our inpatient treatment facility in Fort Myers or our outpatient facility in nearby Kissimmee, you will receive the same high-quality rehab services, so you can begin to heal your body and take back your lost sobriety.
It is easy to feel like you are all alone when you are struggling with drug addiction or battling to overcome the effects of alcoholism. Those feelings of despair are all too common, and many people wrongly assume that they will just have to live with the effects.
Those people do not know that there is quality help available for their alcoholism, their drug addiction, and any other type of substance use disorder. They may not know that addiction and alcoholism or not moral fallings, and that these issues are not the result of a lack of willpower. They may not know, for instance, that substance use disorder is a disease that has been widely recognized by the medical community, or that there is help available for Okeechobee residents who are willing to reach out and ask for it.
If you are ready to get help for your alcoholism, drug addiction, or other forms of a substance use disorder, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call today. The help you need is closer than you think, and now is the time to get going.
If you have been struggling with your drinking, you already know how harmful your use of alcohol has been to your career, your family relationships, and your life in general, but what you might not know is that alcohol also takes a heavy toll on your body – and not just your liver.
Alcohol in any amount is toxic, and it also exerts a physical hold on your body when you consume it to excess. If you have ever tried to stop drinking on your own, you may have experienced physical withdrawal symptoms, and that is why it is so important to get professional help to reclaim your lost sobriety.
Alcohol detox is not a DIY affair, and the sooner you reach out for help the sooner you can get sober and get on with the rest of your life. Whether you choose the freedom and flexibility of our outpatient alcohol rehab or the structure and support of our inpatient alcohol detox program, we can give you a head start on the life you have always wanted, so why not pick up the phone and give us a call today?
Okeechobee residents who struggle with drug addiction face many challenges every single day. Every time they use or buy drugs they face the threat of arrest and imprisonment, along with a forced course of detox that could endanger their health or even their lives. Even so, many drug addicts are reluctant to seek professional help and guidance out of fear of what detox will be like.
They may have tried to stop using drugs on their own in the past, opting for the kind of DIY drug detox that is rarely effective and often counterproductive. They may have lost their confidence when they failed at their attempt, not recognizing that professional drug detox is nothing like the DIY version.
At WhiteSands we encourage you to avoid those DIY attempts to get clean and reach out for professional drug detox instead. At our residential facility in beautiful Fort Myers you will have time to heal your body from the inside out, all with the supervision and support of our highly trained medical team, including doctors and nurses who are not only board-certified but also poses additional training in the growing field of addiction science.
If you are ready to get started on your journey to a better life we encourage you to take the first step on that path today. Drug detox may be a difficult process, but it is a vital first step on the road to recovery, and now is the time to take that step.
The belief that the use of alcohol is not as bad or dangerous as the use of other types of drugs is a commonplace one, but that does not make it true. In reality, alcohol is a highly toxic, and incredibly addictive, drug, and its use should never be discounted, especially by those whose drinking has gotten out of control.
If you are worried that your heavy drinking has crossed the line into alcoholism, you should trust your gut and get the professional help you need. Quality alcohol rehab can help you build a better life, and the sooner you get going the better off you, and your loved ones, will be.
Whether you choose the structure and support of our inpatient alcohol rehab program in Fort Myers or the freedom and flexibility of our outpatient alcohol rehab center in beautiful Kissimmee, you will receive the same high level of support and the same top-notch counseling sessions. Now is the time to turn your life around, and we urge you to reach out to us today and give us a call.
Life can be pretty lonely when you find yourself struggling with drug addiction, but help is closer than you might think. If you have been struggling with your own use of drugs or trying to get help for an addicted friend or family member, we encourage you to educate yourself, and then to take the next step by picking up the phone and giving our caring counselors a call.
At WhiteSands we offer a number of different choices when it comes to getting clean and staying sober. If you need the structure and support of a formal residential treatment program, you will find our Fort Myers facility warm and welcoming, and the surroundings beautiful and sunny. When you make this choice you will have access to a team of medical experts, as well as formal detox if you need it.
If you prefer something a bit less structured and a little more flexible, you can benefit from one of our outpatient drug rehab programs. These programs are run out of our state-of-the-art facility in nearby Kissimmee, so you can learn about the root causes of your addiction and gain the skills you need to conquer it in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.
No matter which option you choose for your recovery, you will be surrounded by an entire team of professionals, men, and women who will always put your best interests first and who will always give you the tools you need to succeed, not only in drug rehab but in life. At WhiteSands we will always measure our success by your success, and now is the time to turn your life around.
When the new class of opioid painkillers was first introduced, many pharmaceutical representatives hailed it as a game-changer. Those drugs, it was claimed, would be less addictive than the medications used in the past, but the opposite turned out to be true.
Now that the dust has settled, millions of people, including many in the Okeechobee area, have found themselves addicted and in need of detox, and that is where we come in.
If you are ready to turn your life around or get help for an addicted friend or family member, all it takes to get started is a single phone call, so pick up the phone and give us a call today. We know you can recover from your addiction, and when you work with us we will help you find alternative and drug-free ways to treat your pain, so you can live a comfortable life going forward.
The abuse of opioids has reached epidemic proportions in the nation as a whole and in the Okeechobee area in particular, but there is a way forward for those who find themselves addicted. No one who started taking opioids for pain relief set out to become an addict, but addiction is often the result thanks to the way these powerful drugs act within the body.
Now that you have become dependent, you can start building a better life, and all it takes to get started is a single phone call. At WhiteSands we offer a wide variety of opioid rehab services, including residential inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment protocols. Even more importantly we offer alternative forms of pain relief, so you can learn to control your discomfort without resorting to the use of potentially addictive medications.
If you are ready to get started and anxious to put your opioid addiction behind you, now is the time to make the call. Just pick up the phone and give us a call today to take the first step on the road to recovery and the path to a better, safer, and healthier life.
The fear of detox is commonplace among Okeechobee residents who are addicted to drugs, but that fear does not have to stand in your way, not when there is a gentler and more comfortable form of detox waiting for you in our inpatient treatment facility. Located in sunny Fort Myers, our residential rehab facility features the latest in medically assisted treatment, or MAT, a unique process that incorporates the use of specialized pharmaceutical medications.
Through the use of medications like naloxone and suboxone, our medically assisted treatment protocols are designed to reduce the pain and discomfort of detox, so your body can get the head start it needs. As you heal from the inside out our medical team will be on standby, monitoring your progress, keeping tabs on your vital signs, and helping you work your way to a better and safer life. If you would like to learn more and take the next step, now is the time to do it, and all it takes is a single phone call to the MAT experts at WhiteSands.
If you have never been through detox before, you may wonder what it will be like, and if you will be able to withstand the rigors of withdrawal. And if you have tried to stop using drugs or alcohol on your own, you may have a distorted vision of what detox is really like, and you may lack the confidence needed to start the process over ahead in a professional and supportive environment.
At WhiteSands we know that you may have mistaken notions about what drug detox is really like and what you can expect as you begin to heal your body from the inside out. But we want you to know that professional detox is nothing like the ill-fated DIY attempts you may have tried in the past. Instead of relying on a well-meaning but ill-prepared friend or family member, you will be supported by an entire team of doctors and nurses. Instead of hoping for the best, you will be fully supported every step along the way.
If you are ready to get started and anxious to learn more, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call. We will provide you with all the information you need, from how to get to our beautiful inpatient treatment center in sunny Fort Myers to what to expect when you get here. All it takes to turn your life around is a single phone call, so pick up the phone and give us a call today.
The fear of the unknown is commonplace, but that uncertainty is even worse when it comes to something as important and potentially life-changing as going into rehab or entering into a course of detox. You may not know what to expect from your stay at WhiteSands, especially if you have never worked to overcome addiction before.
At WhiteSands we want to be fully transparent, and we want every Okeechobee area resident who works with us to know what to expect and how the recovery process will play out. When you trust your future to us we will begin with a thorough medical evaluation, one that will help to guide us through the rest of the process and one that will allow us to design a set of treatment protocols tailored to your unique needs and circumstances
We are anxious to help you get started, but we will not be able to go to work until you make the call. So why not pick up the phone today and give us a call, so we can walk the road to recovery by your side?
If you have never been through rehab before, you may not know what to expect, and that can make you fearful as you contemplate your recovery and get ready to take the first steps on the road to a better and brighter future. At WhiteSands we know that you have a lot of questions, and we want you to be fully informed as you enter into this next chapter of your life.
When you trust your recovery to us, we will provide you with all the information you need to make an intelligent and informed decision. We will help you choose between the support and structure of our inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs or the flexibility and freedom of our outpatient approaches to recovery. All it takes to learn more is a single phone call, so pick up the phone and give us a call today. Getting clean and staying sober can seem like unattainable goals when you do not know how to get started, but once you know the facts the path to recovery can look a bit easier. It may not be simple, but getting clean and breaking free of drug addiction is entirely possible, especially when you have the right partner in your corner.
When you work with WhiteSands, we will be that recovery partner, and while we cannot walk the road to a better life for you, we can walk it with you. Our caring counselors will always put your best interests first, and our doctors and nurses will be there by your side as your body begins to heal itself from the inside out.
If you are ready to get started and anxious to turn your life around, all it takes to get started is a single phone call, so make that call today and take the first step on your personal road to recovery. We know that the future can look bleak when you are addicted to drugs or struggling with your alcoholism, but we can assure you that there is indeed a better, brighter, and healthier future right around the corner.
The early days of your recovery will be critical, and it is important to stay active and engaged in the community when you return back home to your friends and family. Now that you see the place with clearer and more sober eyes, you will find that the city of Okeechobee is an even more special place to be, with plenty of attractions and activities to keep you busy as you work to maintain your hard won sobriety. Here is just a small sampling of the great things you will find in and around the town.
You might not know it, but the humble town of Okeechobee has had an outsized influence on history, and you can learn all about it at this beautiful historical state park.
There is no better way to enjoy the beauty of nature and the uniqueness of the Okeechobee landscape than on a high-powered airboat. Airboat tours are fun and exciting for the whole family, and you might just spot an alligator or two.
This spectacular state park is the perfect place to begin your exploration of the place you call home, and now is the perfect time to check it out. Grab your friends or come alone – the beauty of nature awaits.
At WhiteSands we know that no one will ever mistake alcohol and drug rehab for a vacation and that even the most luxurious facility will never be taken for a five-star resort. We know that getting clean and breaking free of addiction is serious business, and we will always treat it with the seriousness it deserves.
At the same time, we know that luxurious surroundings, beautiful facilities, and effective drug and alcohol rehab can, and indeed should, go hand in hand. We know that our clients should never have to sacrifice their dignity, their privacy, or their comfort to get the help they need and deserve, and that is the principle we have operated under from day one.
If you would like to experience the WhiteSands difference for yourself, we encourage you to pick up the phone and give us a call today. We cannot walk the road to a better life on your behalf, but we can be there to support you every step along the way.
At WhiteSands we know that ours is not the only drug and alcohol treatment facility available to residents of the Okeechobee area, and that is why we have worked so hard to help our clients build a better life for themselves and their families.
The WhiteSands difference begins with the quality of our facilities, luxurious places with private rooms, onsite chefs, gourmet meals, and other things you may not expect. It continues with our top-notch medical team, doctors, and nurses who have additional training in the field of addiction science as well as their board certification. And it concludes with our caring counselors, men, and women who will always put your best interest first and who will always have your back. All it takes to begin is a single phone call, so pick up the phone and give us a call today.
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab can help you make a full recovery from your drug or alcohol addiction. When individuals call (877) 640-7820 and speak to a WhiteSands intake specialist, they will be guided through an initial screening then given instructions on the next steps to begin the admission process. Call now to speak with an intake specialist and begin the process of healing your life today.
“This treatment center is absolutely amazing. I have never felt so safe and loved during such a scary time. The counselors are well versed and very engaged. The accommodations are immaculate and private. The staff are caring and courteous. All of your needs will be met.”
“Amazing staff, therapists, and doctors. Accommodations are great... Nice rooms, catered food, vollyball, massage, biofeedback, chiropractor, basketball, beach and more. Definitely saved my life!!!”
“I wanted to stop my habit for a very long time trying on my own never worked I needed help and would never accept it. I finally had enough and gave in to acceptance and looked for help. I found WhiteSands and watched one of the videos they had of a guy around my same age talking about his story and how he found help from WhiteSands. It gave me hope so I ended up calling them and I was there that night. White Sands was a life changer the therapist to the staff all of them played a part in helping me find myself. I’m forever grateful! I’d be dead or in prison if I didn’t get the help I needed. If you read this review your life is worth living. Give yourself a chance to change.”
“White Sands is a phenomenal rehab for alcohol and substance abuse addiction. Staff is great! Food is great! They take you on outings, provide chiropractor's, and have a medical staff on clock 24/7. If you're tired and want to give up the fight, then White Sands is the only place I recommend anyone to start! Thank you White Sands!”
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The WhiteSands ‘Wiki’ defines, expands, and details the many different aspects of our facility. Each section will allow you the chance to learn more about our treatment center and everything that we offer, from amenities and property overview to treatment modalities, tools for recovery, and aftercare assistance. We understand that extensive research is required when deciding on a treatment center which is why we provide an in-depth and detailed overview of our facility and its features.
We offer a full continuum of treatment options ranging from medically assisted detox and inpatient treatment services to dual diagnosis and aftercare programs. By offering a continuity of care to patients, we are able to not only monitor their progress and wellbeing throughout the recovery process but also work to foster trusting relationships with our clients which aid in the overall journey toward sobriety.
The evidence-based drug and alcohol addiction programs that we offer have proven to help individuals not only reach sobriety but maintain it. We are pioneers in substance abuse and addiction recovery and take a leading approach that consistently evolves with the advent of advanced treatment modalities. We promise to provide each patient with the best chance to obtain long-lasting recovery from addiction and work with them even after treatment has been completed. We do this by ensuring that patients have support groups and sponsors available near them to maintain their abstinence from drug and alcohol abuse.
Rehabilitation programs focus on providing pharmacological tools, counseling and therapy, and educational resources that are designed for patients' success in recovery. Each patient that has completed their treatment program is invited to join our Alumni where they can continue to learn vital coping skills that aid in long-term sobriety.
Some of the comprehensive treatment programs we offer are:
Our specialists are available 24/7; call today to speak with a team member to determine what sort of treatment program is right for you at (863) 532-4644. If you are unsure of what type of treatment you require, we have specialists on board who will meet with you to conduct a thorough assessment in order to determine which treatment modality is right for you.
The Detoxification and Inpatient treatment programs at WhiteSands Treatment Center provide services to individuals suffering from alcoholism and/or other forms of chemical dependency and/or abuse. The detoxification program provides patients with safe medical detoxification by monitoring and stabilizing withdrawal risks, bio-medical conditions and complications. The rehabilitation program follows the detoxification program and provides patients with therapeutic interventions, focused on developing and maintaining a healthy recovery from alcoholism and other chemical dependencies.
Whether you are suffering from alcoholism, struggling with a dependence on prescription medication or addicted to an illegal drug like crystal meth, WhiteSands Treatment can offer you a carefully-designed and highly effective program that will facilitate your recovery. Many of our patients need to go through a period of detoxification at the time of admission, and you may be wondering whether this is necessary in your case, and maybe confused about exactly what it will involve.
It is a common misconception that the best way of dealing with addiction is to go ‘cold turkey’; in fact, abruptly stopping a drug is likely to lead to relapse, and could even be dangerous. Inpatient medical detox is a process during which addiction is dealt with by gradually reducing drug dosage. Some of the most common addictions requiring inpatient detox include alcohol, drugs such as MDMA, cocaine, crystal meth, opiate painkillers, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates. Those who consent to undergo inpatient detox for dependence on any of these drugs will dramatically increase their chances of recovery, thanks to the close supervision of medical experts.
At WhiteSands, we have a team of board-certified doctors, nurses, psychiatrists and counselors at our disposal, and a number of these staff members will design and oversee the detox process while providing constant support that helps to preserve your comfort and dignity. Detox begins with a careful assessment of your dependence and an in-depth physical examination that accurately measures the extent of your addiction. We will discuss our findings with you after this, and recommend a precise treatment plan. You can rest assured that we will also let you know exactly what to expect from your treatment and that you will be safe in our hands; we are highly experienced in dealing with physical dependence on drugs and alcohol in a compassionate, gentle way.
There are several major advantages to choosing to tackle substance abuse in this way. For one thing, our staff members have received extensive, up-to-date training that allows them to know exactly how and when to reduce the dosage of a drug of abuse in order to minimize the discomfort experienced by patients. Studies show that those who try to stop taking a drug without the help of such medical professionals are much more likely to relapse, mainly because the withdrawal symptoms can be painful and very difficult to handle.
In addition, safety is one of the most significant reasons why we strongly recommend inpatient detox for anyone with a serious addiction problem. Abruptly stopping your intake of certain drugs can be fatal; for example, even alcohol dependence can lead to cardiac arrest if you suddenly stop drinking. You are less likely to experience dangerous complications if you are under supervision while being weaned off drugs or alcohol, and if there are any warning signs of complications during the detox process, then we will immediately notice the signs and compensate for them in order to make you more comfortable. We closely monitor everyone in our treatment center at all times, and we can quickly administer necessary medications to deal with unpleasant physical or mental aspects of detox.
Patients in the detoxification stage of recovery may require medications to assist them in the management of withdrawal symptoms. This includes opioid detoxification, which we are capable of providing, and in addition to that, some patients may need to take medications relating to medical problems on an ongoing basis, while they are participating in both Detoxification and/or the Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs. Medication management is achieved by ongoing assessment by the Medical Director and follow-up by the nursing staff to provide the proper medications to the patients as deemed appropriate to address their medical needs.
Although inpatient medical detox is a major step in the rehabilitation process, it is not the end of your recovery. Alcoholics and drug addicts who only submit to detoxification and then stop their treatment will typically show patterns of future abuse. We believe that a customized treatment program involving cognitive behavioral therapy is a vital next step towards recovery, and we offer both individual and group therapy. Our goal is to follow detox by equipping you with the self-awareness and the skills that will help you to understand why you became an addict in the first place and to reduce the chances that you will ever relapse. We also provide family programs that aim at strengthening the bonds that you have with your loved ones by helping them to understand the nature of addiction and helping you to resolve negative feelings that may have emerged during the height of your substance abuse.
Are you ready to end the painful and destructive cycle of substance abuse? At WhiteSands Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center, we offer highly customizable detox programs that are designed to suit the particular drug of abuse. For example, if you are addicted to crystal meth, then inpatient medical detox will be vital to your rehabilitation. However, if you are addicted to a prescription painkiller, then your treatment may be more focused on therapy to combat psychological dependence.
Detox can be conducted on an inpatient or outpatient basis, but we generally recommend inpatient treatment due to the fact that it is more likely to lead to long-term recovery. Regardless of the program to which you are admitted, our board-certified doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists will work to ensure your safety and facilitate your recovery by managing withdrawal symptoms and constantly monitoring your progress in a safe, comfortable environment. By undergoing both detox and therapy, you can expect to notice profound changes in your physical and mental health, and you will leave WhiteSands with the skills to resist relapsing in the future. We also offer family programs that create a deeper understanding of the nature of addiction and help to mend damaged relationships.
You deserve to be free from the devastating cycles of drug and alcohol addiction. Call (863) 532-4644 to talk to our team of alcohol and drug treatment specialists about why WhiteSands is the perfect place to recover.
At WhiteSands Treatment we take a different and less institutional approach to addiction recovery. We understand that it is hard enough to seek help which is why we make the utmost effort to ensure that you are comfortable throughout inpatient treatment. We realize that individuals focus better in therapy when it is not a game of survivor.
We pride ourselves in ensuring that patients are comfortable throughout their time in inpatient treatment. We do this by providing luxurious accommodations that feature a queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV in every room, a private bathroom, and a lenient policy on cellphone and electronics use after treatment hours. By providing a home-like environment, patients feel more relaxed and at ease during a time of change, challenge, and determination.
While we focus heavily on providing the highest quality treatment, care, and support to all patients, we put equal amounts of time and attention into making sure our amenities and accommodations exceed our personal standards as well as the standards of our clients. We are consistently working to raise the bar to provide the best treatment possible coupled with premier amenities and accommodations for our guests.
Knowing which treatment modality is right for you can be overwhelming which is why WhiteSands Treatment provides consistent support to all patients, from the initial evaluation and admittance process to discharge and aftercare. By determining your unique rehab goals, whether that is identifying and overcoming an underlying mental health issue or diagnosing any sort of medical maladies, our compassionate addiction specialists are here to help you through each phase of recovery.
Our inpatient rehab program is ideal for patients who have already been through an inpatient medical detox process. This program also suits patients for whom such a detox was deemed unnecessary.
Our extensive experience in treating drug addiction and alcoholism has demonstrated that certain medications can be vital in helping some patients attain mental and physical stability. Specifically, we may choose to administer drugs that reduce the cravings associated with abstaining from substance abuse, thereby making your recovery more comfortable and also reducing your chances of relapsing. For example, if you are addicted to prescription painkillers (such as codeine or oxycodone) then medications like buprenorphine and naltrexone can diminish typical withdrawal symptoms. After this type of treatment, you are likely to be more responsive to the programs of therapy that we provide.
When it comes to psychological treatments, we tailor our therapy programs to the individual needs of our patients. We equip you with the skills you will need to cope with life’s stresses, without turning to substance abuse in the future. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, you will also gain a better understanding of why you developed a problem with drugs or alcohol in the first place. We also offer family programs that have a therapy component. These programs are geared toward mending damaged relationships, healing bonds and teaching your loved ones about the highly complex nature of addiction.
While many patients are understandably wary of undertaking the intimidating commitment of entering an inpatient rehabilitation program, we believe it is the smartest and most successful way to recover from addiction. What you experience and learn during a short stay in our drug treatment center could prevent you from ever having to return to rehabilitation.
Studies on recovery from addiction show that patients who are admitted to an inpatient medical detox program but refuse to undergo any further treatment, are almost as likely to return to substance abuse. True rehabilitation requires careful, long-term treatment, and that is what our inpatient rehabilitation programs can provide. In a comfortable and relaxing setting, you will receive constant physical and emotional support from our medical team and from fellow members of the WhiteSands community.
Many patients continue to struggle with difficult medical and psychological issues after the detox process is complete, and our inpatient rehabilitation program allows us to monitor your condition and helps to reduce ongoing problems. For example, a member of our psychiatric or counseling team will always be on hand to talk to you if you are feeling distraught, and we may provide you with the aforementioned medications that can reduce cravings or withdrawal symptoms when physical discomfort becomes too difficult to tolerate.
As you are getting closer to completing the program, you will be assessed once again. At this point, we are happy to help you make a smooth transition back into society by finding a place for you in our sober living community or locating a support group in your area. The goal of such programs is to help you to make a smooth, gradual transition back to independent living. You will be monitored, but you will have more autonomy and freedom than is typically experienced in inpatient programs. You can begin to return to the work and engage in family and social commitments that used to be at the center of your life. Additionally, you will continue to form meaningful, long-lasting bonds with people who have been through similar experiences, and these types of mutually supportive bonds can help to ensure that your recovery is permanent.
If you or someone you love needs inpatient rehabilitation, contact us today at (863) 532-4644 to find out more about our programs. All conversations are entirely confidential, and our team of experts is more than happy to answer any questions you might have. You deserve to be free from the devastating cycles of drug and alcohol addiction. Call (863) 532-4644 to talk to our team of alcohol and drug treatment specialists about why WhiteSands Treatment is the perfect place to recover.
Drug or alcohol addiction can lead to physical, psychological, and emotional damage. While many people struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction will need to be admitted to an inpatient treatment program in order to recover, intensive outpatient rehabilitation can also be highly effective for recovery in certain cases. By moving from inpatient treatment to intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, you will have the opportunity to gradually transition to being an active, healthy member of society once again. We offer such programs for those struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol, and we can also help those with a dual diagnosis to overcome their addiction and manage an accompanying mental health issue. You might be wondering, “Where can I find an outpatient drug rehab near me?” But what you should be asking is, “Where can I find an outpatient rehab with high-quality, customized programs that will give me the best chances of success?” The answer to that question is WhiteSands Treatment Center.
We tailor our outpatient alcohol rehab and detox programs according to the specific needs of each patient based on age, health, history, and other considerations, so we offer treatment programs of varying intensity. However, all of these programs will involve regular visits to the treatment center (often three days a week) and include frequent and in-depth cognitive behavioral therapy. After spending full days in our private rehab facility, you will be able to return home in the evenings. Many of the people in our outpatient programs take part after their therapist has recommended stepping down from inpatient rehab or a partial hospitalization program.
During your time at the treatment center, our professional team of board-certified doctors, educators, nurses, psychiatrists, and counselors will closely monitor your physical and psychological progress, so your treatment program will be continually customized as necessary. In individualized therapy, you will explore the underlying reasons for your substance abuse and learn new coping mechanisms that will reduce the risk of future relapse. Meanwhile, the group therapy program will give you a chance to share stories with other peers who have been through similar experiences, and you will benefit from their wisdom and experience. The bonds formed with other patients in the treatment facility can provide motivation to succeed in rehab and will continue to encourage you to work toward recovery once you leave the treatment center as well.
Why do we fall prey to drug addiction? Many factors can come into play. At WhiteSands, we will carefully assess your individual situation before making a joint decision about whether you are likely to recover in the context of an outpatient program. Some people may struggle in this type of setting, even if they have been making good progress, and may need to receive inpatient treatment for a while longer. For example, if ongoing problems at home or at work represent a significant part of the reason why you were attracted to substance abuse in the first place, continuing to deal with these triggers while you are away from the drug treatment center may harm you and delay your rehabilitation. The same is true if you might find it hard to stay away from a social group of fellow addicts who do not share your desire to live a sober, healthy life. If you do seem like a good fit for our outpatient programs, you can expect random drug screenings during your treatment. This applies to all of our patients; we want to ensure that all members of the WhiteSands community are continuing to be honest and forthright about their progress.
There are many reasons why particular patients might prefer the option of intensive outpatient treatment. Firstly, there is the matter of cost. Living in a drug treatment center in order to take part in an inpatient rehabilitation program is more expensive than visiting the same center on an outpatient basis. Secondly, outpatient alcohol treatment or drug abuse treatment gives you the opportunity to continue with many aspects of your regular life while working toward becoming sober. You may be able to uphold work responsibilities, you will be able to see your family, and if you are studying to obtain a degree, then this is still achievable while you are in an outpatient program. Thirdly, being able to see family members and close friends can go a long way toward providing you with valuable support during recovery that helps to prevent relapses. Indeed, you can continue to get this type of support while also benefiting from being a part of the close community at WhiteSands, allowing you to have the best of both worlds.
Once you are ready to leave the intensive outpatient program behind, we will help to find support groups in your community and aid you in finding a local therapist. People who leave our intensive outpatient program will be endowed with the types of decision-making skills required to continue to maintain sobriety, and they will receive continued contact from WhiteSands. We are interested in the happiness and well-being of our community members long after they leave the treatment center.
You deserve to be free from the devastating cycles of drug and alcohol addiction. Do you find yourself or a loved one asking, “How can I find outpatient drug rehab near me?” If so, make the right choice: Call (863) 532-4644 or fill out the form here to talk to our team of alcohol and drug treatment professionals about why WhiteSands is the perfect place to get help from a safe, cost-effective, high-quality outpatient rehab program.
Alternative treatment programs for drug addiction describes an array of healing modalities other than traditional Western medicine and therapies. Advancements in technology have expanded research parameters that facilitate a greater understanding for different types of alternative addiction treatment.
In some cases, modern scientists have been able to validate the effectiveness of some of these alternative remedies that for centuries has been used to address the symptoms of addiction in different cultures. And, in the last few decades, the holistic approach to addiction treatment that integrates traditional and alternative remedies has been shown to significantly reduce criminal inclination.
The basis for the incorporation of various types of alternative addiction treatment into the rehabilitation process is to provide a wider spectrum of treatment tools to address the myriad of effects that are produced by chronic substance abuse. The holistic approach to addiction treatment achieves this objective through cohesive and comprehensive treatment regimens that can be personalized for a greater number of patients. Another benefit of the holistic approach to addiction treatment is that it veers from the one-size-fits-all drug rehabilitation procedures of the past.
There are many different alternative treatment programs for drug addiction that are available today. Nutritional therapy, exercise, yoga, meditation and biofeedback are some of the most popular with addiction treatment professionals and patients. In fact, for some patients, they are considered to be essential components of their recovery process. Other alternative addiction treatment models that are singularly recognized for their contribution to drug rehabilitation include:
Art Therapy has been gaining inroads as an effective alternative addiction therapy for the treatment of addiction. Through a process of artistic self-expression, patients are encouraged to explore deep-seated emotional issues that drive addiction and produce symptoms of anxiety, depression and suicide ideation to name a few.
Art therapists employ a variety of techniques that are designed to reinforce self-nurturance and reduce emotional imbalances. Margaret Naumburg, renowned educator and psychologist was one of the first in her field to define art therapy as a distinct form of psychotherapy in the 1940s. In the Art Therapy Sourcebook, Research Psychologist Cathy Malchiodi describes it as a “modality for self-understanding, emotional change, and personal growth.”
Yoga is a form of exercise that helps to promote spirituality and a sense of calm, relaxation, and tranquility within the body, mind, and spirit. WhiteSands Treatment employs yoga therapy as an alternative form of addiction recovery and healing. We believe that yoga is a fantastic form of exercise that helps to promote a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of life.
Our certified yoga instructors teach participants certain breathing exercises that can have a significant effect on helping them to concentrate on channeling negative thoughts, worries, or fears that they are susceptible to once they’ve begun to embark on their road to recovery. Yoga helps to address side effects associated with substance abuse and addiction, such as anger, irritability, aggression, depression, tiredness, anxiety, impulsivity, etc.
Chiropractic Care is a treatment that involves the manual adjustment or stimulation of the spine, joints, and muscles. It helps with pain management, in which our chiropractors apply pressure to the individuals’ painful areas.
Addiction can often lead to painful withdrawal symptoms and as a result, the threat of relapse is always present. This treatment method helps to ease these symptoms, along with any of preexisting pain that may have contributed to the individual's past drug use.
Alternative treatment programs for drug addiction include various other healthcare practices and therapies that utilize components of Ayurveda medicine, chiropractic services, energy medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, and traditional Chinese medicine, as well as faith-based recovery tools.
In addition to increased scientific evaluation, the effectiveness of alternative addiction treatments are supported by empirical research and testimonies from patients that have experienced firsthand, their effectiveness through attending our alternative treatment programs for drug addiction here at WhiteSands Treatment.
We have several outpatient offices located throughout Florida where patients partake in relapse prevention and after programming. Once inpatient treatment has been successfully completed, patients are encouraged to attend these constructive programs that help teach imperative coping mechanisms and trigger management skills.
We also offer an Alumni program for those who have completed their inpatient treatment program. Our Tampa Alumni Program encourages members to carry on in their life of sobriety. Life after addiction is a major adjustment for many which are why our alumni services work to continually motivate and support recovering addicts to continue in the positive direction they are going.
All Alumni are welcome to partake in ongoing meetings, events, and outings as part of the ongoing recovery process of addiction. Our experienced counselors will provide you with valuable guidance as a way to promote wellness while connecting over stories of strength and hope.
Returning home after your time in addiction treatment can be a hard transition. Let us help you by guiding you on the right path in re-navigating your life.
Call WhiteSands Treatment today at (863) 532-4644 to learn more about the Alumni Program and how to join.
Recovering from an addiction is a life-long commitment; it takes long-term dedication and maintenance. It is easy for a patient to fall back into the same dangerous patterns after rehabilitation if they do not remain mindful of their recovery process. Anyone in recovery can fall victim to addiction again, even after years of sobriety. Therefore, it is necessary for each individual to find a way to properly manage their cravings. White Sands Treatment Center provides a variety of programs that give patients access to the knowledge and tools required for life-long success as long as one stays motivated. SMART recovery is a relatively new program that our center utilizes, as it has been proven to deliver positive results.
The Self-Management and Recovery Training program takes a logical, scientific, non-confrontational and motivational approach to maintaining sobriety. Patients who participate in SMART recovery will learn in a highly supportive environment and study methods of recovery that come from evidence-based research. Abstinence from substance abuse is sustained through this innovative and interactive program. Recovery is a constantly evolving process and SMART recovery programs grow with each patient, as they gain more confidence, knowledge, and headway.
This 4-point program is a self-empowering support system; primary tools focus on facilitating each patient’s growth through self-management skills, which are tailored to help addicts maintain sobriety from many forms of addictive behavior. Some of these behaviors include alcoholism, prescription, and illicit drug abuse, sexual addictions, eating disorders, and gambling. WhiteSands Treatment Center employs the latest remedial procedures, based on current scientific research and interaction with the community outside of rehabilitation. Our 4-Point Program offers tools for each specific program point. These points include:
Patients are encouraged to practice each tool, as well as learn how each one can help them progress towards point 4 of the program. The face-to-face SMART recovery meetings offered at White Sands consist of in-depth discussions regarding ways in which to apply the various SMART tools in a practical manner. These discussions may include tools such as:
SMART recovery methods help addicts find independence from addiction through programs centered around scientific knowledge, as opposed to more spiritually based programs. Although SMART recovery may differ from programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, 12-step programs or other self-empowering groups, it does not necessarily exclude them. In our SMART recovery programs, we believe that each individual finds their own path to recovery and here at White Sands, we can help them construct this path. Through self-management and recovery training, achieving lifestyle balance is possible.
Balance your life at WhiteSands Treatment Center. We can help you start fresh and find the support necessary to maintain sobriety through the SMART Recovery program. Take the first step and call us now (863) 532-4644.
The cost of treatment will depend on several factors such as the level of care you receive, the length of time you will be spending at WhiteSands, and the type of medical insurance that you have.
Our specialists can assist you in determining your eligibility for our inpatient addiction treatment program. Simply provide us with some detailed information about your health coverage plan by giving one of our treatment specialists a call at (863) 532-4644.
We accept most major insurance plans at our drug rehab in Florida. Our professional staff work with you to ensure that all of your questions as they relate to admittance and treatment are answered. We are dedicated to providing the best care possible to all patients and are here to help you throughout each step of recovery.
Our inpatient treatment program is highly-structured and tailored to the unique needs of each patient. Guests will partake in daily treatment, therapy, and counseling sessions where they will have the chance to open up about their struggles while having the support and care to work through and overcome them. The inpatient program offered at WhiteSands works to stabilize the patient on a physical, emotional, and psychological level so that their recovery goals can be met.
Individuals will be allotted free time every day where they can enjoy many of the sought-after amenities offered directly on the facility grounds. Patients will also enjoy off-site activities as well such as BBQ cookouts and trips to the beach where they have the chance to meet and mingle with others while enjoying time outside of the treatment environment.
Addiction is a complex disease that can be effectively managed with specialized treatment. Each patient who attends WhiteSands will be provided with an individualized itinerary on a daily basis which outlines what their day includes.
Q: You were operating a successful marketing company, what made you decide to get into the rehab industry?
A: Mike Tyson and I were partners in Iron Mike Productions, which was a boxing promotion agency. Throughout the time spent with Mike, he would often speak about his battles with addiction and substance abuse and the struggles he faced both in and out of the ring. Hearing his struggles made me think, ‘what could we do to help others who are struggling with addiction and substance abuse?’ We then came together to form ‘KO Addiction’; an organization that raises awareness about the growing drug epidemic in the United States. During boxing events, KO Addiction would promote sobriety and provide resources and access to help for those who needed it.
An employee at the marketing company that I had at the time, Joe Ducey, would also speak about his history of addiction and his experiences at different rehab centers. Hearing Mike and Joe’s substance abuse stories resonated with me and I began to realize that substance abuse was extremely prevalent. Joe expressed a significant interest in helping people get into treatment and felt that facilities that truly cared about patients' recovery were lacking. He came up to me one day and asked, ‘why don’t we open up a treatment center’? He knew that the treatment facility sector could use us and with my marketing background and Joe’s history of addiction treatment at various facilities, we knew that we had a great opportunity to succeed.
I sent Joe on a 60-day mission to research what the best treatment centers across Florida offer. If we were going to get into the treatment industry, we were going into it by striving to be the best, offer the best, and raise the bar as it relates to providing the highest quality of treatment to patients without compromise.
Q: How did you turn that idea into the successful treatment center that WhiteSands is today?
A: What it boiled down to was execution: something needed to be done in the addiction treatment industry to make it better and we wanted to be the ones to make it happen. My previous internet marketing experience had its advantages and it gave us an upper hand once the ball got rolling on our idea to create a treatment center that was better than the rest. We were able to hire the best medical and clinical staff without ever sacrificing treatment and the quality of care our patients received. We are successful because we keep the business side of things separate from the medical and clinical side, making us a cut above the rest.
Q: What were some of the things that went into WhiteSands being a premier treatment center?
A: We consistently address our philosophy which is, ‘not cramming in guests like sardines’. We understand that it is hard enough to ask for help and to seek treatment; the last thing we wanted to do was send patients to an overcrowded, crammed facility that strips them of their privacy and space. We make treatment easier and less challenging by providing a campus-style facility for patients during their stay. The large tranquil grounds allow patients to recharge and feel relaxed at the end of the day so that they are mentally and physically rested and prepared to take on their next day in treatment. By providing recreational activities, gazebos, walking paths, and a host of amenities for guests to enjoy, they have a better chance of obtaining long-lasting recovery. We do not make treatment an episode of survivor where, over time, your mental and physical condition worsens. We make sure that guests get better over their course of time in treatment.
Q: What’s the future for WhiteSands?
A: We have opened several office locations throughout Florida such as assessment offices where patients can walk in and meet with an addiction specialist who can help guide them toward recovery. We have also opened several outpatient offices. Once patients have completed their inpatient treatment, they will be sent back to their hometowns where they can meet with a therapist at one of our outpatient office locations so that they can continue to get the help and support needed to sustain their sobriety.
WhiteSands Treatment employs the highest qualified therapists, clinicians, and counselors who demonstrate a combination of credentials and experience in the addiction and recovery field. Our compassionate team works to provide clients with the resources, tools, and support necessary to reach sustained sobriety.
Dr. Mann currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of the WhiteSands Treatment Centers and he has held these positions since July 2017. In addition to medical department administrative duties, Dr. Mann is responsible for the medical needs and detoxification of patients at WhiteSands Treatment, Tampa.
Before joining WhiteSands, Dr. Mann has worked in addiction treatment facilities throughout Florida. He has served as an Adjunct Clinical Postdoctoral Associate in the Addiction Medicine Division at the University of Florida, where he enjoyed teaching medical students and medical school graduates during their residency training. He has also practiced Addiction Medicine in the private sector and served as both Medical Director and Associate Medical Director at other substance abuse treatment centers. He currently enjoys both clinical duties and oversight roles as Medical Director of WhiteSands Treatment Centers. Dr. Mann appreciates the teamwork at WhiteSands and how this helps patients resume a happy, fulfilling life.
Dr. Mann graduated with honors from Indiana University where he earned both his Medical Degree and a degree in chemistry. He completed his internship at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital before completing his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL. He later studied Addiction Counseling in Denver, Colorado and he completed an Addiction Medicine Fellowship in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Florida. Dr. Mann is Board-Certified in his field.
We uphold to the highest standards of care, treatment, and support, which are reflected by our DCF score. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is a state agency of Florida and works to ensure that all families have access to the highest quality of services available. WhiteSands Treatment possess the seal of authenticity that shows adherence to ethics and procedures required by an accredited provider.
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Not all treatment centers are the same. Take a look at how WhiteSands Treatment fares to the typical, standard treatment center.
|WhiteSands Treatment||Average Facility|
|Low Patient-to-Therapist Ratio||Most facilities only offer large group meetings with limited access to one-on-one counseling and therapy|
|Full-Time Medical Director and Psychologist On-Site||Other facilities will often have a part-time medical specialist and will not always have an office onsite|
|Individualized Dual Diagnosis Treatment||The majority of facilities do not personalize and tailor their treatment modalities to each patient and resort to a 'one-size-fits-all' standardized treatment plan|
|Medical Detox Onsite||Generally, facilities refer detox to a partner, then brings the client back for their stay|
|Biofeedback||Most facilities offer basic, non-progressive or personalized treatment modalities|
|Variety of Groups||Other centers only offer single or limited types of therapy that do not conform to the unique needs of patients|
|Aftercare / Continuum of Care||Most facilities do not offer as many aftercare and relapse prevention options as we do|
|Private Rooms||Other facilities may not offer private room options to their guests|
|Cellphones & Laptops Allowed||Having this feature is very expensive to manage which is why most facilities do not offer this, but we go the extra mile to ensure that our guests have access to their personal electronic devices after treatment hours|
|10-Acre Campus||The majority of facilities are often confined, hospital-style buildings converted into a facility that has a sterile feeling and no room for amenities|
|Amenities||Most centers do not offer the extensive amenities and activities that WhiteSands does, or does not offer amenities at all|
|Spa Services||An average facility may only offer one spa service. This unique feature is rarely or never offered in a treatment facility setting|
|Smoking and Vaping Areas||Some facilities limit vaping, some limit smoking, and some limit both|