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Whitesands Alcohol & Drug Rehab Plant City

2011 Wheeler Street, Plant City, Florida, 33563
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.

Facility Highlights

  • A+ BBB rated
  • JCAHO accredited
  • 95% scorecard from DCF


  • Detox

    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Joseph Ducey
    Joseph DuceyCOO
    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 from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Mr Ducey currently resides in Ft Myers Florida.
  • Dr Lyndsay Henry
    Dr Lyndsay HenryVP of Clinical
    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.

Financial Details

  • Financing available

Treatment Center Links

Rehabs 360 Guide


White Sands Treatment Tampa is an all-inclusive addiction and mental health treatment center located in Plant City, Fla., just east of the metropolitan Tampa Bay area. One of just 73 (10.9 percent) detoxification programs in the state and one of 139 (20.8 percent) to offer residential treatment, the massive, 150-bed residential facility boasts an expansive curriculum of evidence-based and holistic therapies and modalities.

White Sands also runs a sister facility that’s located in Tampa proper.


The treatment process at White Sands Tampa begins with a comprehensive assessment that takes into consideration a prospective client’s medical history and physical and psychiatric status. Individuals unfit for starting treatment immediately may first undergo a medically-assisted detoxification in which they’ll receive medications that help alleviate cravings and other withdrawal effects. Treatment generally lasts 30 to 90 days.

Of the various approaches, modalities, and activities incorporated here residents may see a combination of 12-step and peer support groups, daily group therapy sessions, and individual counseling with licensed therapists and counselors. The center also runs what it describes as an “extensive family therapy program” for families looking to improve their communication and understanding of the recovery process.

Seeing recovery as a holistic, full-body process, the center offers ongoing opportunity to exercise, learn about nutrition, and have fun in recreational kickball and frisbee. A plethora of alternative therapy options - including massage therapy, yoga, biofeedback (sound) therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatment - add yet another level of healing to the process.

Prior to completing residential treatment, clients begin putting together their continuing care plans, which may involve sober living, active participation in local 12-step groups, and enrollment into an intensive outpatient (IOP) or traditional outpatient program. According to its website, White Sands of Tampa runs partial hospitalization (day treatment) and intensive outpatient (IOP) programs in addition to its residential services.


According to its website, White Sands of Tampa employs a multidisciplinary treatment team of medical doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and other professionals. Collectively, staff provide 24-hour support.


White Sands of Tampa has capacity to accommodate 150 adult men and women at a time. Spread across nearly nine acres just east of the metropolitan Tampa Bay area, the newly renovated 50,000 square foot facility features a large a pool, basketball and sand volleyball courts, a hair salon for women (haircuts for men by appointment), a game room, and a gym. Rooms - either shared or private - have full-sized beds and a private bathroom.


Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, however, feedback across secondary sources demonstrate favorable experiences and approval from alumni and families.

On Google, for example, where 54 individuals collectively awarded White Sands of Tampa an excellent average rating of 4.5 out of five stars, many considered the facility the best they’ve been to, celebrating the staff as “professional,” “easy to be around,” and “compassionate.”[1]

“My stay at White Sands in Tampa was by far the most amazing experience of my life. Every member of the staff there made me feel like I was important,” wrote grateful alum J.D. on their 42-day stay. “WhiteSand Treatment Center saved my life,” added S.S.


Treatment costs for services at White Sands Tamps are not set, the center’s website maintains. However, the same source of information indicates that private health insurance plans are accepted here, making White Sands of Tampa one of 463 (69.3 percent) centers that accept insurance statewide.

[1] GoogleReviews

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