Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 Allenwood

A Typical Day

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

The First Step

Taking that big first step into addiction treatment can be scary, especially when you don’t know what to expect and you fear the worst. Although you will work hard while in treatment, you are also well taken care, safe from temptation, and freed from outside responsibilities and distractions. Residential rehab provides the best opportunity for you to focus on your health and recovery.

Residential rehab lets you get away from temptation, responsibility and distraction, allowing you the needed opportunity to focus on your needs.

Residential drug rehab is an intense, life-changing experience. Before you enter treatment, it is important that you understand what will happen, so you can make this a positive and productive experience.

The Four Stages of Treatment

Most drug rehab programs consist of four stages: Intake, The Development of a Treatment Plan, Treatment, and Continuing Care:

Step 1 – Intake
“Intake” refers to the assessment process that happens on your first visit to a treatment program. During intake at WDR-Allenwood, our treatment professionals learn about your medical and family history, discuss your goals, and begin to formulate a treatment plan.

Step 2 – Developing the Treatment Plan
Based on the information you provide during intake, we’ll work with you to create an initial treatment plan. Because your active participation is essential to a successful treatment experience, this is a great opportunity for you to ask as many questions as are necessary to develop an understanding of what you’ll be doing during your time at WDR-Allenwood.

Step 3 – Treatment
Once the plan has been developed, actual treatment will begin, starting (if necessary) with a detox stage to rid your body of any traces of the substance or substances you’ve been abusing. At WDR-Allenwood, our medical professionals will be with you every step of the way to ensure that your detox experience is as comfortable as possible.

Once you’ve completed detox, the rehabilitation and recovery portions of the treatment plan can begin. During this time, the treatment plan will be reviewed and modified as needed to ensure that the therapeutic activities and experiences you are completing are having the desired effect.

In other words, you’ll be working with us throughout your residence at WDR-Allenwood to make sure that we’re giving you the support you need (and you’re making the progress you need to be making) in order to achieve the goals that you set for yourself.

Step 4 – Continuing Care
It’s likely that you will make great progress toward a life without drugs or alcohol while you’re in treatment.  But returning to “normal” life can be difficult. At WDR-Allenwood, from the day you enter our program we’ll be working with you to set up a continuing care plan that ensures you have the support you need to continue the great progress you’ve made while in treatment.

Features of Treatment at WDR-Allenwood

We are proud of the unique program we’ve developed at WDR-Allenwood. Here are a few of the key features that make our program so successful:

A Structured Schedule
You should not expect a lot of free time during your stay in drug rehab. Programs are scheduled carefully to maximize available time, but a regimented schedule also serves as needed structure when you’re emerging from the chaos of addiction. This structure is beneficial for people who, during the very early days of abstinence, may have difficulty making clearheaded decisions.

A tight schedule doesn’t imply a stay with no recreation – just that recreation and leisure activities will be scheduled!

You can expect to participate in counseling, typically on a daily basis. Different counseling modalities can include group therapy sessions (very common) and individual sessions with a  therapist or certified addiction counselor.

In addition to counseling, you can expect to participate in frequent workshops on topics pertaining to addiction and recovery. Knowledge of addiction can strengthen your recovery and guard against relapse.

It’s important that you understand why you feel and act as you do, and what to expect in the months to come.

Relapse Prevention Planning
Soon after your arrival in drug rehab, you’ll start planning your exit. It’s easy to stay sober while away from temptation, and although a substantial period of abstinence gives you a foundation for recovery, the real challenges begin once you get home.

You will need to determine what most threatens your continuing sobriety, make a plan to minimize your exposure to these threats and decide exactly what you will do when tempted. The time you spend planning against relapse while in drug rehab pays enormous dividends once back in the community.

No one can work all the time, and it’s important that people new to recovery learn how to have fun and enjoy their sobriety. You will have daily recreation time when you will have an opportunity to participate in sporting activities, cultural workshops and other leisure activities.

Family Participation
Although in many ways you must take the journey of recovery alone, you also live as a part of a family. Your actions affect the lives of those close to you, and you can and should rely on them for support when needed.

Family participation in drug rehab is important. Your family members need to learn what they can do to help you stay sober and what they may have done in the past that contributed to your drug abuse. Your loved ones will also need to learn to accept the limitations inherent to their assistance (i.e., they can help you, but they can’t do it for you!)

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An assessment is an important first step toward treatment of and recovery from addiction.