At White Deer Run of Allentown, we provide intensive outpatient rehab and traditional outpatient rehab for adults who are battling chemical dependency, as well as those who are also suffering from various co-occurring mental health conditions. Recognizing that treatment for such concerns often extends far beyond receiving residential rehab, our rehab center offers the men and women of Allentown, Pennsylvania the opportunity to continue receiving ongoing support as they continue in their recovery journey.
At White Deer Run of Allentown, we stand by the philosophy that chemical dependency affects people in all aspects of their lives. For this reason, treatment at our rehab center focuses on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual recovery simultaneously. We have found that, in order for rehab to be truly beneficial, participants must be provided with fully individualized treatment that prioritizes and addresses their needs in each of these areas. Therefore, when participants engage in the outpatient program at White Deer Run of Allentown, they can rest assured that they will receive fully customized comprehensive care.
When taking part in outpatient rehab treatment at White Deer Run of Allentown, participants are afforded the opportunity to participate in a number of different therapeutic interventions. Such interventions may include the following:
Group therapy is the main component of the rehab offered in White Deer Run of Allentown’s outpatient programming. In the intensive outpatient program (IOP), groups are held three times per week, with each group meeting for three hours. In the outpatient program (OP), groups are held either one or two times each week, with each group meeting for two hours. Some of the topics that are discussed throughout these various group sessions may include the following:
- Disease concept of addiction
- Relapse prevention
- Life stressors
- Coping strategies
- Relationships and boundaries
- 12-Step recovery process
- Anxiety symptoms and strategies to cope
- Depression symptoms and strategies to cope
Individual therapy is offered on an as-needed basis. Conducted by the participant’s primary care counselor or therapist, these sessions are designed to be a time for individuals to meet in a one-to-one, confidential setting and discuss any concerns they may have, process through the changes they are making, and celebrate any successes they have achieved throughout their time spent in rehab.
Family therapy is also offered on an as-needed basis when requested by the participant at our rehab center. These sessions are also conducted by primary care counselors or therapists and are meant to be a time for families to come together and work towards healing any relationships that have been strained, while also helping family members gain an understanding of how they can help their loved one throughout his or her process of recovery.
When participants engage in IOP, the following topics are covered throughout the curriculum:
- Education of the Disease – This reviews how the brain is impacted by the use of substances, as well as how each drug impacts the body, mind, and spirit.
- High Risk Situations – In this part of the curriculum, participants will utilize activities that help them identify various situations that may be of high risk for them.
- Recovery Support – Participants will learn how to utilize all recovery supports within the community and then present those options to the group.
- Physical Recovery – During this topic, therapists will provide research on the negative effects that substances can have on the body. Participants will also be provided with activities that help them increase their overall physical wellbeing.
- Recovery and Mental Health – Participants will become educated on what happens to them mentally when they continue to abuse substances.
- Recovery and the Family – Using the family model, therapists will explore how family involvement plays a role in the recovery process through the use of various group activities. Codependency issues will also be discussed.
- Relationships and Recovery – Therapists work with participants to help them understand what a healthy relationship consists of, including what it means to have appropriate and healthy boundaries. The cycle of abuse may also be discussed.
- Humor and Recovery – During this discussion topic, therapists will introduce fun, happy, and clean things that participants can do in recovery. The goal is to help individuals find ways that they can enjoy their lives without the use of mind-altering substances.
- Recovery and Stress Management – Therapists will assist participants in identifying stressors and prioritizing which stressors need attention. They will then introduce various stress management techniques that can be implemented in order to help participants learn how to successfully manage these stressors in the future so that relapse into substance use can be prevented.
- Character Defects / Value Systems and Recovery – During this topic discussion, therapists will work with participants in identifying character defects that may be negatively impacting their recovery process. Therapists will also assist participants in looking at what defines their personal value systems to show progression as well as to identify any negative patterns.
- Criminal Thinking and Recovery: Therapists will assist participants in identifying what criminal thinking is and how it can continue even after a person has become clean.
- Holidays and Recovery and Legal System and Recovery are topics that may be added into the curriculum as well.
The schedule for the intensive outpatient and outpatient programs are as follows:
- The daytime Adult Intensive Outpatient Program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00am until 1:00pm and from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. The evening Adult Intensive Outpatient Program meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00pm until 9:00pm.
- The daytime Adult Outpatient Program meets on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00am until 12:00pm. The evening Adult Outpatient Program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.
If you or someone you care for would benefit from the outpatient programming offered at White Deer Run of Allentown, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Schedules are subject to change based on needs.