Our goal at White Sands Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center is to prepare you for your own unique journey toward recovery, and to provide you with the tools, insight and support you’ll need to achieve a lasting sobriety and avoid relapse.
At White Sands Treatment Center, we strive for objective, measurable and quantifiable criteria to guide in the determination of a patient’s care and treatment. We believe that quality care in the assessment and treatment of substance-related disorders is comprised of not only objectively measured criteria, but also based on experimentally- based professional judgments.
Referral to a specific level of care is based on a careful, individualized assessment of each patient with an alcohol or other drug-related problem. The intent is to place the patient at the most appropriate level of care that is the least intensive, but meets the treatment objectives, while providing safety and security for the patient along a continuum. This means that a patient can begin at a more intensive level and move to a more or less intensive level of care depending on his or her individual needs. The continuum of care is delivered across all treatment services that reflect the varying severity of illnesses and the intensity of services required.
Each patient receives a psychiatric evaluation upon admission to White Sands Treatment Center and, when deemed appropriate, the patient is seen for follow-up evaluation and treatment by a psychiatrist and members of his or her staff while the patient is in the Detoxification and Inpatient Rehabilitation Program.
At White Sands Treatment Center, all treatment services share common and key elements in providing comprehensive, individualized care for co-occurring disorders. These include having M.D., PhD and Nursing level staff skilled in the diagnosis of psychopathology. All staff members are cross-trained to deal with addictions and substance-related disorders. All psycho-educational services of treatment address key aspects of co-occurring disorders. A psychiatrist is available on site for all levels of care. Medication management is integrated into the treatment plan as indicated, with counselors trained to monitor and promote compliance with the individual plan of pharmacotherapy. Intensive case management occurs at all levels of care.
Residential Treatment: an intensive and structured treatment program in a home-like environment is offered for clients who are medically stable prior to their admission. Some individuals are admitted directly to residential treatment, while others first go through inpatient hospitalization and then transfer to the residential program afterwards.
Twelve step, mutual help and self-help recovery groups do not constitute formal treatment programs. However, at White Sands Treatment Center, the value of such groups is appreciated as a lifelong support system. We also believe that a patient’s chance of a successful recovery is significantly enhanced by involvement in these types of support groups. Because of the importance of these fellowships, recovery group philosophy and practice is incorporated into the treatment services themselves, and participation in mutual or self-help groups is considered a crucial element in all levels of treatment and care.
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