White Sands Treatment Center

4 (36 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1820 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33907
8004541078 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

At WhiteSands Treatment Center, our philosophy revolves around the positive belief that everyone has the capacity to improve and grow. We know that you can overcome your limitations through changes in attitudes, habits, and behavior, and we are here to help you do just that! Alcohol abuse and drug addiction are chronic problems that affect both the body and the mind, so we don’t just treat physiological dependency; our dual diagnosis treatment programs also work to locate and change factors that might make it difficult to abstain from drug and alcohol abuse in the long term. We are entirely committed to helping you reach your fullest potential. We want to encourage and inspire you to have confidence and faith in yourself; to learn how to forgive not just yourself, but also those around you. Ultimately, recovery is about healing. Here at WhiteSands, we know that alcohol and drug addiction affects everyone differently. We maintain the creed that you deserve a customized treatment program tailored to your highly specific situation, so all of our alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs are updated and modified as an individual’s situation evolves. This careful process maximizes your chances of a successful recovery.

White Sands Treatment Center Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

Are you an alumni, staff member, or loved one of someone who went to this facility?

Add Your Review
Kelly

When I checked out their website and talked to a counselor, I truly thought I had found a place that would be able to help me. Instead, I had a horrific experience. I followed the packing list exactly...

Art

The treatment is the best you'll find. From counseling, therapy, nursing, group sessions, doctor's and just the overall curriculum. White sands gave me the tools to be successful in recovery. Again, t...

Anthony

One day I was looking online for help for my alcoholism. I found WhiteSands treatment center and checked out the website looking for reviews or something about the place and ended up finding a video o...

Holly

If you are thinking about going to a treatment center, stop looking now! White Sands saved my life! You will not regret it! I promise!

BC

Not a bad place if you enjoy staying in rundown motels while they are cutting concrete and creating a mess, or maybe if you enjoy standing in line for 6 hours to get your blood pressure checked, or if...

Yvette

White Sands definitely saved my life after 3 treatment centers why Sans is the only one that I took seriously the staff was amazing as well as the classes bhts was phenomenal thank you White Sands for...

Suzanne

learned coping skills to further my recovery, excellent discharge planning. the doctor is knowledgeable on detox medication. not enough staff to handle all the residents.

Brad

White Sands did save my life but what i was told on the phone about all the amenities was a lie

Anonymous

This facility was ok

Lf

A close friend went here for six weeks and while he was there he wrote me a few times he seemed different ...I didn\'t know how to read it he did seem positive and like he had changed and was given ho...

Gore

only cares about money!

Anonymous

Strong support system & helps one understand their feelings and their mental illness of why they abuse drugs. As what my cousin explained. Cousin relapsed 3 times despite going there. They make people...

Anonymous

Great Counseling. Need quiet room for your 10 min daily phone call to your love ones. This facility gave me the tools to remain sober. I would highly recommend to anyone with similar problems.

Mark

Thank God for White Sands! Amazing

Kenna

This place changed me for the better, I felt super comfy here and the people became like my family!

Luke

I learned a lot about myself. It wasn\'t just all about drugs and alcohol They dug deep to find the problem.

AS

I highly recommend White sands, if you want to get serious about your recovery. This place saved my life!

Edward

This was absolutely the right place at the right time. Everyone on the staff was excellent and the facility as a whole is well run, clean and organized. I strongly recommend this treatment facility to...

JAO

I wouldn\'t change anything about my experience at White Sands. I felt cared for and supported from the moment I walked in. The staff were always attentive to my needs and are excellent to got to for...

Megan

White Sands helped me a lot they helped me see things in a different way, I came here and thought I understood my addiction, but with the help of my therapist and the groups I was able to see I was wr...

Lori

The intake counselor was a god sent when I called for my husband. He assured me that my insurance covers it and that they accept the insurance payment and do not bill you the balance. He was so kind t...

Jacob

I came to this White Sands hopeless, weak, prideful, lost and afraid for my life. I had no idea who I was, I just new that I no longer wanted to be him. In this facility, I learned who I was, I learne...

Emily

If you are looking for substance abuse treatment, take the first step and call White Sands. I had just gotten out of another treatment center and wanted to continue treatment for my opiate addiction. ...

Anonymous

My loved one was able to stop drinking and has abstained for about two years now. I think the program is very effective for a specific purpose. However, there was no change in the base addictive per...

Georgina

White Sands has changed my life. I arrived scared and a shell of the person I used to be. Hated myself and the concept of self-love did not exist. I have been an alcoholic for over 15 years and was wa...

Mathew

This place was very opening. I felt like I was gonna get the help I needed from the start. The staff here are very caring and helpful. The environment is awesome and easy to adjust to. I loved the tim...

Lauren

White Sands Treatment Center is an amazing facility that really helped me get my life back on track and helped me a great deal with all my underlying issues that I was \"masking\' by using drugs and a...

Josh B

White Sands saved my life. They have given me the tools and coping strategies to help me with my addiction. Thank you to everyone who has helped me get on this road to recovery.

R

Don't believe the lies. This place was horrible. For a $60,000 rehab you would expect there to be trained addiction specialists on staff. No, the only people who know what they are doing are the couns...

Michele

My experience with White Sands Treatment would be rated an F. I am the payee of my 22 year old child who attended treatment. I was led to believe the family would be included in the process of my son'...

Eric

I was 8 hours in and had no food, medical evaluation, or introduction. Initial evaluation led me to believe that the intake nurse was not certified due to the lack of knowledge about GABA receptors, b...

Veronica V

By far the highest levels of care. Comfortable & safe environment on a case by case basis for each individual's needs.

Eddie D.

I was skeptical coming here at first, but after being here I realized I did the right thing. The overall experience here at White Sands was great. The employees were very knowledgeable and helpful. I ...

Marissa

White Sands Treatment Center is a five star treatment facility. The staff is friendly and they really truly care about each client. There are not enough good things to say about this place. There are ...

Tony

I feel that as a functional alcoholic, over 50, with a job, that my treatment should have been geared more for my needs and that all of my treatment should not have been with 19 to 20 something year o...

Jd

great place


Areas of Focus
Holistic Therapy

Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Individualized Treatment

Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of
    Joseph Ducey - COO

    Mr. Ducey currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of White Sands Treatment Centers, and has held that position since shortly after the opening of the facility. As COO of White Sands, Mr. Ducey is responsible for the day to day operations of both Ft Myers and Tampa treatment locations.In addition to his day to day responsibilities at White Sands, Mr. Ducey was responsible for the expansion of the Ft Myers location into Intensive Outpatient and Sober Home programs, as well as the planning and opening of the Tampa location consisting of 150 inpatient beds. Prior to joining White Sands, Mr. Ducey held a variety of management positions within Acquinity Interactive and its subsidiary companies, where his responsibilities primarily focused on the day to day operations of call center management team, product development, and implementation and analysis. Prior to joining Acquinity, Mr. Ducey served as Executive Vice President of CIT Group in Livingston, New Jersey. He holds a degree in Business Administration

  • Photo of
    Dr Lyndsay Henry - Clinical Director

    Lyndsay Henry, Ph.D. currently serves as Clinical Director for the Fort Myers Location and has held that position since shortly after opening in 2014. She is additionally Vice President of Clinical Services for White Sands Treatment Centers. Within these roles, Dr. Henry oversees clinical operations for all locations. She is responsible for hiring and training all clinical staff in Fort Myers as well as creating and implementing the program schedules and aiding in patients receiving the best treatment possible. Dr. Henry is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and those struggling with addiction.