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Whitesands Treatment Wants to Help “Knockout” Addiction During COVID-19

Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 17:23:49-04

WhiteSands Treatment, a drug and alcohol addiction center in Fort Myers and Plant City, focuses on face-to-face treatment even while facing the Coronavirus pandemic. Our Kirk Gimenez spoke with WhiteSands Treatment COO Joe Ducey about their approach and their “Knockout” addiction program that features a new, state-of-the-art boxing and workout center.

“What that program entails is exactly how it says, knocking out addiction. So, how do we do that? First, we treat the underlying psychiatric issues that may be there and the detoxification process. What everybody will tell you, and myself firsthand on the recovery as well, is that fitness, health, and lifestyle play a very big component in sustaining long term sobriety,” said Ducey.

Ducey stated many precautions are being placed to keep patients and staff safe from the Coronavirus. These efforts include using mandatory face masks, blood testing any new patients in their own lab, and a quarantine area in case someone does display symptoms of COVID-19.

For the full interview, watch the video above.

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