Tampa, April 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tampa, Florida —

Plant City, Florida – Thanks to a recent partnership between WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab and the NFT Bored Mummy Waking Up Project, a Florida woman in desperate need of drug treatment received financial assistance to go in rehab.

WhiteSands, which operates two inpatient treatment centers and fourteen outpatient treatment centers across Florida, has been voted the best addiction treatment center in the state by Newsweek magazine two years in a row (2020, 2021). As part of their partnership with Bored Mummy Waking Up, the NFT Project donated a portion of its profits to a financial relief fund created by WhiteSands. WhiteSands has been able to distribute the funds on a case-by-case basis to help people who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of treatment.

The partnership also aims to bring the conversation about mental health and substance use disorders to a wider audience. With overdose rates reaching record highs in America, the team hopes to amplify the message that effective treatment is available and reduce the stigma of seeking help.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have gained popularity as a new art form stored as a digital ledger on a blockchain – in this case, the Ethereum (ETH) blockchain. NFTs are most often images, but can be any digital file stored on a blockchain.

The financial aid fund was launched earlier this year and has already been able to help several people start addiction treatment programs at WhiteSands.

One person helped by the fund was a mother of three without health insurance. Her addiction prevented her from keeping a job and she struggled to find a way to get help.

Through the cryptocurrency-based fund, WhiteSands was able to cover the cost of inpatient drug addiction treatment at one of its two medical drug addiction centers. Detoxification is an important first step in the recovery process. Receiving professional detox help is essential to avoid medical complications of withdrawal symptoms and to prevent relapses during the vulnerable early stages of recovery.

WhiteSands was able to provide her with a professional medical detox program where she received round-the-clock clinical care and FDA-approved medications to manage her withdrawal symptoms as needed. The financial aid allowed her to avoid going to a state-funded detox center that often offers minimal support during detox.

A positive detox experience sets a solid foundation for recovery. After detox, people can focus on healing the root causes of their addiction. For many, this is done by attending 12-step meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The recommendation is to attend “ninety meetings in ninety days” to create lasting change.

Helping people who cannot afford drug treatment is the primary motivation for the WhiteSands NFT collaboration. “[We are] very happy to have the opportunity to reach out now to people who really need it,” said a WhiteSands admissions counselor.

WhiteSands hopes to continue to help many more people access high-quality addiction treatment services in Florida and to increase awareness of treatment for mental health and addiction disorders in collaboration with Bored Mummy Waking Up and its community. WhiteSands is a crypto-friendly addiction treatment center.

Anyone needing addiction help can speak to a treatment specialist at any time by calling (877) 640-7820. Visit www.whitesandstreatment.com to learn more.

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For more information about WhiteSands Alcohol & Drug Rehab Tampa, contact the company here:

WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Addiction Tampa
+18132130442
215 W Verne St Suite A, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 213-0442