Structuring discipline and fitness helps St. Petersburg man recover at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab


St. Petersburg, Florida –

St. Petersburg, Florida – Former WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab guest Ramon recently reflected on his residential hospital treatment experience to the establishment in a 5 star review on Google. As part of its commitment to raising industry standards, WhiteSands aims to facilitate lasting addiction recovery and does so through unique treatment modalities that focus on rehabilitating patients and teaching them vital coping skills. and trigger management techniques.

Installing WhiteSands Treatment not only gave me my life back but it also guided me and showed me a better way of life“, Ramon said.

The founders of WhiteSands recognized that humans are by nature creatures of habit who can be prone to addiction and obsessive behaviors. With that in mind, they worked to create a program that encourages discipline and replaces harmful addictive behaviors with healthy ones. Clients also have the opportunity to spend time working on their physical health and general life management skills. Adjusting to daily life after treatment comes with unique challenges and obstacles, and adopting a healthy routine can make a big difference.

“Structure and discipline got me back to health,” Ramon said.

The addiction treatment center emphasizes recovery through physical fitness to help maintain patients’ well-being in mind and body. The WhiteSands inpatient campus includes a new 15,000 square foot athletics complex featuring a range of exercise equipment and activities. Personal trainers work with patients to develop personalized fitness programs tailored to their unique needs. As a result, clients benefit from increased energy levels, increased productivity, and a physical outlet for difficult emotions that may arise during the day in therapy.

WhiteSands founders, CEO Garry Jonas and COO Joseph Ducey, decided to focus on patient comfort during the treatment process. Most treatment centers remove personal items such as cell phones and laptops and return them only at the end of treatment. WhiteSands thinks this puts unnecessary extra stress on customers who want to stay in touch with loved ones. At WhiteSands, patients are free to use their cell phones and laptops at the end of each therapy day. This practice greatly improves the comfort level of patients and greatly reduces anxiety, which proves beneficial to overall client success.

“We truly believe that treating a patient as a guest after clinical hours teaches them that they deserve to experience healthy pleasures in life and learn to have fun while being sober,” Jonas said.

Clinically and medically, WhiteSands provides more than is required by industry standards. WhiteSands patients receive individual or family therapy five times a week, while other centers only offer it once. Highly trained medical and support staff are available at all stages of treatment and recovery, a practice that results in better continuity of care and better patient outcomes.

“What more can I say, if you want to recover, this is the place to go,” Ramon said.

Along with consistently receiving five-star reviews from clients like Ramon, WhiteSands was ranked the #1 addiction treatment center in Florida by Newsweek magazine in 2021 for the second year in a row. Newsweek’s annual ranking is based on a survey of healthcare professionals who rate drug treatment centers based on the quality of care, services provided, aftercare, accommodation, facilities, reputation and accreditation compared to their competitors in the state.

For anyone in need of effective, high quality addiction care, WhiteSands is available 24/7 to answer calls and help take the first step towards a better life. Call (877) 640-7820 or visit to learn more.


For more information about WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab St. Petersburg, contact the company here:

WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab St. Petersburg
(727) 513-1640
5749 38th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710


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