Tampa, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tampa, Fla. —
Tampa, FL – As the epidemic of opioid and other substance abuse problems continues, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab would like to take this opportunity of National Recovery Month to shine a light on a truth about recovery: A happy patient is a more successful patient.
“At WhiteSands we take the patient experience outside of treatment very seriously. You are a patient from 8am to 5pm, but at all other times you are considered our guest,” says Garry Jonas, CEO and Founder of WhiteSands. “Our philosophy is that a satisfied guest makes a successful patient.”
It’s a philosophy Jonas and his collaborators developed after observing patients struggling to successfully enter therapy.
“How can someone struggling with substance abuse be expected to overcome their addiction when everything else positive and pleasurable is being taken away from them?” he said. Entertainment, privacy, access to friends, even time spent with family members, anything and everything that offered comfort or positive reinforcement was taken away from the patient in a typical treatment setting. It became more of a torture test.”
The importance of maintaining family ties during treatment has been documented by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In its 2018 study, “Family-Centered Practices in Addiction: A Scoping Review Protocol,” the NIH found that “families are significantly affected by addiction, and family involvement in treatment reduces harm and also improves treatment initiation.” Individual management of addiction can improve treatment completion and treatment outcomes.”
WhiteSands accommodations and amenities include a 10-acre campus with palm trees and soothing water fountains, private rooms with queen beds and televisions, spa services, chiropractic care for pain management, a fitness center, wheelchair access throughout much of the facility, family visits on Sundays , Cell Phone Hours, Internet Access, Basketball, Sand Volleyball Court, Picnic Tables, Beach & Park Excursions, Bowling & Movie Nights & More.
It is a list of amenities appreciated and helpful by WhiteSands guests. WhiteSands enjoys a high success rate and has been ranked #1 in Newsweek magazine’s list of Best Addiction Treatment Centers in Florida for three consecutive years. Most importantly, treatment at WhiteSands results in countless success stories in recovery. Hundreds of past clients have left five-star reviews of the treatment center on Google to express their gratitude.
David P, a Tampa resident, said, “White Sands truly saved my life and will forever have an impact on my recovery. White Sands showed the true meaning of sober living and learned how to stay sober long-term. Shelley was my counselor and she showed me how to be a sober father, husband, brother and most importantly a god fearing man!! She really has impacted my life so much that I can never show her the gratitude I have for her!! Thank you will never be enough!”
Another Tampa graduate, Annie, said, “Thank you to everyone at White Sands for helping me get clean. I couldn’t do it alone. Today I cannot be thankful enough. Service to those who came before me is the foundation of my recovery, and as I grow through this new, clean way of life, my story can benefit others. White Sands plays an important role in the creation of miracles and I am honored to say that I am one of the many miracles that have emerged from their program and facilities.”
Zoe M. said: “White Sands saved my life. Amazing staff. Great experience. If you think of another way, just stop here and choose this place. I was 19 years old and came here lost and broken; A year later I’m back on my feet and doing much better than I could have ever imagined.”
The WhiteSands team understands that alcohol and drug addiction affects everyone differently and operates under the credo that each individual deserves a customized treatment program, tailored to their highly specific situation. WhiteSands’ alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs are updated and modified as an individual’s situation evolves. This careful process maximizes a person’s chances of a successful recovery.
Anyone who needs help with alcohol or drug abuse can speak to a treatment specialist at any time by calling (877) 640-7820. Visit https://whitesandstreatment.com for more information.
For more information on WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab Tampa contact the company at:
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Tampa
215 W Verne St Suite A, Tampa, FL 33606