Located in New Castle, Pennsylvania, White Deer Run of New Castle is an outpatient rehab center that offers outpatient programming (OP) and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for individuals who are struggling with addiction to alcohol or other drugs.
The intensive outpatient program and traditional outpatient program at White Deer Run of New Castle is provided according to the following schedule:
Adult Outpatient Program
- Monday Women’s Group: 9 a.m. to noon
- Tuesday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday: 10 a.m. to noon
- Wednesday: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Thursday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9 a.m. to noon
- Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: noon to 3 p.m.
- Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Schedules are subject to change based on needs.
The following are among the methods, models, therapies, and other elements that may be included in a person’s rehab at White Deer Run of New Castle:
Group therapy: At our outpatient rehab center, group therapy is the fundamental means of treatment. Conducted under the direction of qualified professionals, groups provide many benefits to participants, including sharing their experiences and insights, learning from others who are in similar situations, and honing healthy and productive interpersonal communication skills. The specific content of groups will vary depending upon the contributions of participants, but the following are among the general topics that are likely to be addressed:
- Disease concept of addiction
- 12-Step recovery process
- Anxiety symptoms and strategies to cope
- Depression symptoms and strategies to cope
- Life stressors
- Coping strategies
- Relationships and boundaries
- Relapse prevention
Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions between an participant and his or her primary counselor or therapist may be scheduled on an as-needed basis at our outpatient rehab center in New Castle. Individual therapy sessions may be called for when a participant needs to process a success, setback, or other issue that may be particularly difficult or inappropriate to discuss during a group therapy session.
Family therapy: Participants at White Deer Run of New Castle may schedule family therapy sessions on an as-needed basis. In cases where such sessions are desired by the participant and determined to be necessary to promote continued recovery, family therapy will involve the participant, his or her invited family members, and one of our counselors or therapists. Family therapy offers many benefits, including improved intrafamilial communication and an enhanced ability for family members to serve as positive sources of support for their loved one.
Treatment methods and models: At our outpatient rehab center we incorporate a variety of treatment methods and models to ensure the most dynamic and responsive experience for all who receive care at our center. The following are among the methods and models that may be employed during an individual’s time in rehab:
- 12-Step Recovery Model: First developed in the 1930s as a means of overcoming alcoholism, the 12-step model is an effective step-by-step process of recovery that has been adapted to help individuals who are suffering from a variety of addictions and behavioral compulsions.
- Client-Centered Supportive Therapy – In this model, the therapist creates an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding, and he or she encourages the participant to become less defensive and more open to personal exploration and meaningful change.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) — CBT is a popular and effective form of psychotherapy in which counselors and participants focus on changing cognitive processes, such as thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes, in order to solve a problem or accomplish a goal.
- Disease Concept Model: Treatment at White Deer Run of New Castle is based upon the belief that addiction is a progressive, deteriorating, chronic disease with genetic, neurological, biological, and environmental sources of origin.
- Ego-Psychology Model: The relationship between counselor and participant is an important element of this model, which is based upon the belief that a strong sense of self will enable individuals to resist the urge to relapse into patterns of substance abuse.
- Family Interaction Model – This therapeutic model is particularly effective when working with couples and families, and in instances involving codependency and related issues.
- Motivational Interviewing: This therapeutic approach is a non-judgmental and non-confrontational technique with the goals of engaging clients in the process of increasing motivation and eliciting change.
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) – In REBT, participants are taught to emphasize the present, and to examine and challenge unproductive thought patterns that lead to self-defeating behaviors.
- Reality Therapy — This form of therapy focuses on responsible behaviors and emphasizes conscious value judgments and an understanding of natural consequences.
IOP curriculum: The intensive outpatient program at White Deer Run of New Castle features a thorough curriculum that includes the following topics:
- Education of the Disease – This review of the disease model of addiction includes a focus on how substance abuse impacts the body, mind, and spirit of the individual.
- High Risk Situations – This section consists of activities that help participants identify and prepare for situations that may put their continued recovery at risk.
- Recovery Support – Participants learn to identify and access the various resources that they can implement into their recovery support network.
- Physical Recovery – Therapists at our rehab center share their insights on how substance abuse impacts the body, and participants complete activities that are designed to improve their physical wellbeing.
- Recovery and Mental Health – This section focuses on the mental health impact of continued substance abuse, as well as the mental health component of treatment and recovery.
- Recovery and the Family – Therapists explore the role that family members can play in the recovery process. Group activities also address codependency and related issues.
- Relationships and Recovery – Participants learn to establish appropriate boundaries, identify abusive situations, and otherwise define and learn to function within healthy relationships.
- Humor and Recovery – The objective of this element is to help participants discover fun, engaging, and motivational drug-free activities that will enable them to experience joy in recovery without the use of mind-altering substances.
- Recovery and Stress Management – Participants learn to identify and prioritize sources of stress in their lives, and develop healthy means of managing and dealing with stressors in a way that does not trigger relapse or other self-defeating behaviors.
- Character Defects / Value Systems and Recovery – Participants work with therapists to identifying aspects of their characters that may be exerting a negative influence on their continued recovery. Participants will also learn to define a personal value system.
- Criminal Thinking and Recovery: Therapists at our outpatient rehab center will help participants to understand the concept of criminal thinking and understand how this can persist even after a person has ended his or her dependence upon alcohol or other drugs.
- Holidays and Recovery – The holiday season can be a time of significant stress and pressure for individuals in recovery. This element of the IOP curriculum prepares participants to have a healthy and relapse-free holiday experience.
- Legal System and Recovery – Substance abuse and addiction can increase an individual’s risk for interacting with the criminal justice system. This curricular element provides insights and advice on dealing with the legal system while in recovery.
At White Deer Run of New Castle, we are dedicated to providing the men and women of New Castle with the skills and support that will empower them to successfully pursue long-term recovery. We honor the strength, character, and experiences that each participant brings to the rehab process, and we are committed to treating each person who chooses to heal with the utmost dignity and respect.