At White Sands Treatment Center, we truly care about our patients and want them to succeed in every aspect of their lives. In order to accomplish such success, we provide our patients with the tools necessary to develop coping skills and learn to live life without substance abuse.
Licensed with the Florida Department of Children and Families, we are also Joint Commission Accredited by the Join Commissions Federal Bureau. We have 72 combined licensed detox and residential beds, as well as day/night treatment (PHP) and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment.
We provide quality private counseling, medical care, alternative treatment methods, and various wellness programs integrated within our treatment plans. We provide different levels of care to ensure the success of the patients’ recovery. These levels of care include:
Family Support Therapy
Our intensive family therapy sessions are entirely optional as per the patient’s request. In these family therapy sessions, our addiction specialists sit down with the addict and their family so that they can make amends with one another.
Because addiction is a “family disease,” by which it impacts both the addict and their families, these sessions are paramount in mending broken relationships. The main goals to be achieved through participating in family therapy include:
- Addressing past traumas, caused by either the addict or the family
- Rebuilding trust
- Communication improvement
- Achieving honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness to make necessary changes for the good of the addict and their family
Our group therapy sessions occur once a day for one and a half hours. They are conducted by a primary therapist who is responsible for facilitating the group. Group therapy is a very important component to addiction recovery, as it helps addicts to build connections and foster relationships.
Group Therapy provides patients with an opportunity to identify with others and recognize problems related to their addiction. It allows our patients to participate in an environment where they can speak more openly, honestly, and expressively about their feelings, while gaining support from their peers and feedback from the therapist.
Relapse is unfortunately very common amongst addicts who leave treatment, especially if they leave before their designated time. This is mainly due to the fact that addicts lack the necessary coping skills to deal with life without the use of drugs or alcohol.
Our relapse prevention program provides our patients with tools on how to develop such coping skills. Along with identifying relapse triggers, these coping skills will help our patients to beat cravings once presented with a trigger. When our patients participate in this program, they are opened up to a whole new world of possibilities. They learn how to deal with whatever life throws at them in a healthy manner so that they don’t ever need to turn to substance abuse as a means for a temporary escape.
Our wellness programs are designed to help our patients learn to live a healthy lifestyle without the use of drugs or alcohol. Recovery is about healing, and we strive to help our patients heal from the wounds inflicted by long-term addiction. The features that we offer in our wellness programs include:
- Nutritional Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Chiropractic Care for Pain Management
Our highly trained staff of medical professionals provide our patients with 24/7 monitoring during the detox process. We also ease the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms associated with long-term addiction. We understand how painful withdrawal can be, as we’ve seen the terrible effects first hand.
Our medical staff will do everything in their power to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients through this process so that they can smoothly transition into their next phase of recovery.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many addicts have co-existing psychological disorders that work alongside their drug or alcohol addiction. Because many psychological disorders, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, high-anxiety, etc. can be excruciating, it’s no wonder why people self-medicate to ease their mental traumas.
When an addict exhibits such behaviors, then they have a “dual diagnosis.” Our dual diagnosis treatment programs treat both conditions so that the patient can recovery properly. We fervently believe that both conditions must be addressed in order for the patient’s recovery to work.
Dual diagnosis treatment also offers trauma and/or PTSD treatment with specialized, individual sessions focused on trauma processing. Trauma processing and coping skills are also addressed in our family therapy and group therapy sessions.
Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)
MRT is a program with its basis in cognitive behavioral therapy that is focused on individuals struggling with addiction and/or illegal behaviors. The program works to increase moral reasoning and healthy decision making skills. Our patients are provided with a workbook that guides them through various steps/levels that they present in front of their peers.
This coursework helps our patients to examine early childhood experiences, identify risk taking behaviors, set goals for the future, increase self-esteem, improve identify formation, and to improve relationships. This group is currently offered 3 times per week and is mandatory for all patients.
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training)
This program serves as an alternative to 12 step recovery groups. The groups focus on building and maintaining motivation, coping with urges, managing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and living a balanced life. SMART Recovery focuses on using logic based reasoning skills to employ self-empowerment and self-reliance. These groups are currently offered twice per week.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a cognitive behavioral based group that is focused on coping with trauma and negative emotions. DBT groups focus on teaching 4 main sets of behavioral skills. These are mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation.
Why Choose White Sands Treatment Center?
At White Sands Treatment Center, we provide the best quality counseling, medical, and educational services to help patients recover from their addiction. We provide the care and support that our patients need to feel comfortable, safe, and unjudged. With our help, our patients will achieve their goals. We believe that anyone, no matter how severe their addiction is, can recover.
Our comprehensive addiction treatment programs inspire our patients to grow, regain their confidence, and build their self-worth. We aim to teach our patients that they can accomplish anything that they set their mind to, as long as they’re willing to do the necessary work. If an addict is truly serious about getting clean and sober, then White Sands Treatment Center is the perfect place to be. Recovery is about healing, and we are help our patients to do just that.