Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at White Deer Run Treatment Network to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at White Deer Run Treatment Network.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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White Deer Run Allentown

At White Deer Run of Allentown, we help individuals struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health issues build a strong foundation for long-term recovery.

About Our Allentown Outpatient Location

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.

Types of Treatment

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.

Program Curriculum

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.

Program Schedule

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.

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