Located on 4 acres of land on Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast, White Sands offers hope to every addict fighting drug, alcohol addiction, or mental illness. In their luxury setting, patients will enjoy a beautiful and peaceful environment, while eliminating the outside influences and finding the path to addiction-free life.
White Sands provides an innovative approach towards recovery, together with excellent, individualized care, to adults, teens aged 14-19, as well as to elders in their state of the art facilities.
White Sands believes that addiction is a complex disease that requires a comprehensive approach to treatment. Therefore, the treatment center develops a variety of multi-faced, evidence-based, individualized programs, while addressing the underlying issue and healing the whole person.
When entering residential rehab in the center, one can expect high-quality care from the expert staff. An average stay of 30-60 days allows the patient to experience the right treatment approach under the continual medical attention of a master staff. First, it is advised for the addict to undergo inpatient medical detox, especially when dealing with cocaine, crystal meth, heroin or other chemical addiction. The facility gives its maximum to lower the chances of relapse and ensure long-term recovery.
Therefore, after the detailed evaluation upon admission, the center’s Primary Therapist provides individual evidence-based psychosocial therapies plan combined with evidence-based clinical practices including Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and a structured couple and family therapy. White Sands also believes in the power of pharmaceutical treatments and combines them with other treatment approaches to enhance therapy effectiveness.
Group therapy fills the residents’ time once a day for one and a half hour. Family therapy plays an important role in the addict’s recovery. So, the center provides extensive family therapy treatment “that works to heal the family unit on multiple different fronts.”
Since addiction is a complexed disease, the center pays attention to underlying mental disorders that accompany this disease. Therefore, the facility offers a great dual-diagnosis program that addresses mental health issues such as depression or anxiety, together with substance abuse problems.
2. Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Typically, after finishing inpatient rehab, the patient continues the recovery process in partial hospitalization form. White Sands’ partial hospitalization includes meeting for up to six hours a day, three to five days a week, with a special attention on family therapy, building self-esteem, and relapse prevention.
The center’s intensive outpatient treatment includes assessment and screenings process, therapy, community support groups, and a local therapist.
Also, the addicts can be a part of the center’s Sober Living Community, where they can receive support and lower the risk of relapse. The center also offers a variety od other services, including exercise and education.
2. Accommodation and Food
The facility offers many luxury amenities, including a pool, fitness room, yoga, chiropractic services, massages, acupuncture, Equine, and Art therapy complementing the holistic approach to recovery. The residents share a room and find multiple healthy hobbies throughout their stay.
Electronics are forbidden, but smoking is allowed. The center believes that proper nutrition helps the addict’s body to recover faster. Therefore, it offers a healthy diet that includes good eating habits and is developed by their licensed nutritionists.
3. White Sands Staff
The center’s staff commits to their mission, and provides, “each individual with the best possible licensed and professional care to help them medically, emotionally and physically recover from the progressive disease of addiction.” The facility’s staff includes board-certified medical doctors, psychiatrists, masters level psychologists, licensed addiction counselors, registered nurses, and director executives with over 20 years of experience.
Many alumni are grateful to the staff saying, “The staff at White Sands was incredible. They taught me how to feel again and how to understand my feelings.” – P.I.
Thank You to the staff and everyone affiliated with White Sands. You all have given me my life back. You really understand the problems and issues. – B.L.
4. Price and Reviews
For a minimum of 30 days residential rehab, patients pay more than $30 000. The center accepts a number of insurance plans, making sure to keep the residents informed.
Out of 42 reviews on their Google reviews, the facility has an impressive score of 4.5. Also, on their Facebook page, the facility holds an average score of 4.1 based on all 43 votes. Most of them are positive, saying:
“Great place to get help for your addiction. They have programs made to help you out in your individual problems. I would send my friends and family here before anywhere else.” – G.A.
“When I went into White Sands, I was lost and confused. I was at a point where I hit a wall and didn’t know where to go in life. Every employee in white sands welcomed me with open arms even though I was being difficult. It took a few days for me to get into the swing of things but when I did, I was the happiest I had been in a long time.” – T. J.
There were also a few that were negative, saying:
“I feel I was tricked to come to this place. I had thought that this place was in a comfortable place but it was not. The staff here does not seem to care much about you, felt like cattle being shuffled around. We did almost nothing, what they said over the phone did not happen at all while I was there.The lack of privacy is not their concern. ” – N.P.
“Your facility is using dishonest and predatory marketing practices on its internet marketing campaigns. Would love to speak with your CEO but can’t find a contact number anywhere.” – S.D.
With a mission to provide innovative treatment programs, White Sands dedicates to changing the lives of every patient. The facility’s staff has high ethical standards while providing 24/7 medical care. The center welcomes patients in high-quality, luxury facilities, and a caring and loving environment.
For more information on White Sands Treatment Center, please visit their official website.