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WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers

WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers

Drug Rehab Center in Fort Myers, Florida

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers provides luxurious, evidence-based inpatient and outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

About This Fort Myers, FL Facility

WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers in Fort Myers, Florida, specializes in drug and alcohol rehabilitation. They offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility provides a luxurious residential setting, featuring evidence-based and holistic therapies.

WhiteSands Treatment Center's mission is to provide continuous quality patient care through research-based clinical practices, ethical leadership, and innovative treatment. The facility has been rated the #1 best addiction treatment center in Florida by Newsweek magazine for two consecutive years and is accredited by the Joint Commission.

  • Offers individualized treatment plans tailored to each patient's unique needs.
  • Utilizes evidence-based therapies such as CBT, DBT, and eye movement therapy.
  • Provides luxurious accommodations with private rooms, swimming pools, and spa services.
  • Specializes in treating co-occurring disorders like ADHD, anxiety, and PTSD alongside addiction.

WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers addresses various addictions and co-occurring mental health issues, particularly benefiting individuals facing chronic relapse or severe mental health challenges. They cater to all demographics seeking a comprehensive, high-quality approach to recovery.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • Multiple Centers
  • Accreditations

    SAMHSA

    NAATP

    LegitScript

    JCAHO

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    Rehab centers exist in Fort Myers, FL to help individuals bounce back from substance abuse, which is an umbrella term for drug and alcohol addiction. Drug addiction refers to the use of illegal drugs and improper use of prescription drugs. Centers like WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers provide individuals a chance to access individual and group therapy that can be monumental for recovery.

    Substance abuse includes all problems that stem out from using various psychoactive substances. It is also a diagnostic term used by Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) to define the mental and physical impairment or distress caused by misuse and overuse of certain substances in a period of 12 months.

    Opioid addiction involves addiction to legal or illegal opioids. It may happen very quickly with any opioid use. Sometimes within a matter of days. Opioid addiction is a known as a high-risk factor for future heroin addiction.

    Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires careful medical observation. Sometimes the withdrawal can persist for many weeks, which can put the user at a high risk for relapse.

    It is recommended to receive inpatient treatment and a medically supervised detox like those offered at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers in Fort Myers, FL, FL, to manage the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools to maintain recovery. In some circumstances medications can be used to manage opioid addiction.

    People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Florida residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, Partial-Hospitalization, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Detoxification is a process that allows the patient to stop using opioids without experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. This can be necessary for those who have been addicted for a long period of time or who are struggling with chronic pain.

    During this process, addicts will receive medication and psychological support from doctors and other medical professionals until they can control their cravings.

    Inpatient rehab is intended to treat severe addictions and co-occurring disorders. The length of stay in Florida varies from four weeks to six months according to the individual needs. Inpatient rehab ensures that the patient stays in a substance-free environment at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers.

    Intensive outpatient programs mostly conduct meetings on weekdays. Group therapy is the main element in most intensive outpatient programs. Most IOPs last for about 90 days and include drug use monitoring and testing. A Florida IOP, like what’s offerd at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers, take much more time than a standard outpatient program. Some programs offer other services as well, such as employment assistance and medication management.

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Fort Myers, FL. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

    Partial hospitalization programs offer another level of addiction treatment at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers. It is another way to receive a significant amount of treatment while decreasing the time commitment and cost. It can be a good option for stepping down from inpatient treatment in anticipation of a fully independent life in Fort Myers, FL.

    Sober living home provides a drug and alcohol-free environment for people in Fort Myers trying to stay sober. The atmosphere in SLH is less restrictive than in inpatient rehab. Members have to follow many rules, including not drinking and using drugs and paying rent and bills. There is no limit for the minimum or maximum period of stay, but as long as you stay in the house, you should follow the rules, as it’s the opportunity for individual and group sobriety.

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    An intervention is a meeting held by families and friends of the addicted party, managed by WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers. It lets the person know that their loved ones are concerned about them. It is intended to make the addicted party agree to get help.

    Interventions are often hosted by a mental health professional in Florida who knows how to communicate with people dealing with addiction. These intervention services can make all the difference when it comes to getting loved ones to agree to treatment.

    After treatment, addiction treatment can be frightening for newly sober people. Aftercare support provided by WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers is designed to give resources and help on a continued basis. It can involve finding housing in and around Florida, setting up 12-step meeting groups, continued medical monitoring, and counseling.

    WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers‘s Therapies & Programs

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

    Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

    Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

    Group therapy happens at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Fort Myers, FL patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an improved version of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). DBT is a treatment of choice for people suffering from self-harming behaviors characterized by cutting and suicidal thoughts or inclinations.

    This treatment is developed to help individuals recognize their thought patterns, behaviors, and feelings. It has demonstrated its effectiveness for people that are finding it difficult to control their emotions and urges. Conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder also benefit from DBT as it imparts individuals stress-management techniques and enhanced self-esteem so they can sustain their sobriety by reducing the impact of triggers and out-of-control emotions.

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. It can be used in individual counseling sessions. Talking through issues with professionals at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. It is a way of learning about yourself and your individual perceptions. CBT is a healthy way of addressing some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in your life.

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

    Patients at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers in Fort Myers, FL learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

    People who leave treatment without learning life skills from staff at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers are at a disadvantage when it comes to maintaining sobriety. Although it is difficult to teach life skills, aftercare support helps patients develop these skills over time. Life skills taught in Florida include things like finding a job and a good place to live, self-care, and managing finances.
    Medical Nutrition Therapy, also called nutrition therapy and MNT, helps someone recovering from an addiction learn how to replenish their body with the nutrients that food can provide. This helps improve medical, physical, and emotional conditions resulting from an addiction. These skills are taught by dietitians and nutritionists at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers in Fort Myers, Florida who understand the effects of addiction.

    Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a treatment that helps people to quit smoking. NRT reduces the withdrawal symptoms by giving nicotine in low doses. It is safe for most adults, teens and pregnant women should not undergo NRT. Research shows that the use of NRT doubles the chances of quitting smoking.

    Patient Experience

    Creative Arts

    The process of creating art can be a healing form of self-expression. Creative arts therapy uses painting, music, poetry and other methods of individual creation to release negative feelings. It is also an effective method of dealing with anxiety and accessing emotions which may appear too difficult to deal with in other ways. Integrating feelings and thoughts together is the goal for a more balanced approach to life in Fort Myers, FL.

    Experiential Therapy at WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers

    Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.

    Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.

    Fitness Therapy

    Fitness therapy is a combination of psychotherapy and physical exercise. It’s a part of holistic drug rehabilitation programs offered by WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers that seek to treat the mind and body. It’s particularly useful in addiction rehabilitation, as substance addiction harms the body as well as the mind. Even mild exercise can benefit the recovering person

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    WhiteSands Treatment - Fort Myers Location and Directions
    Address Information1820 Colonial Blvd
    Fort Myers, Florida 33907 Phone Number Meta DetailsUpdated June 16, 2024
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    Fort Myers, Florida Addiction Information

    Florida is one of the nation's epicenters for substance abuse and drug-related overdoses. In 2014, around 410,000 Florida residents were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Over the last 10 years, 12% of all deaths in the state were attributed to substance abuse. Treatment admissions for alcohol reached 24,329 patients in 2016, and 2.5% of Florida high school students admitted to using crack cocaine.

    Fort Myers, located along the Caloosahatchee River in Southwest Florida, offers residents a variety of outdoor activities, including nearby beaches, state parks, and nature preserves. The city boasts a vibrant arts scene with galleries, museums, and the annual ArtFest festival. In 2020, Lee County reported a 20% increase in opioid-related deaths, with fentanyl involved in 240 deaths. Cocaine-related deaths also increased by 30% from 2019 to 2020, reaching 150 deaths in Lee County.

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