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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Lancaster, PA’s Local Drug & Alcohol Support Groups

12-Step Programming Near Lancaster, PA

12-Step programming is world-renowned for helping individuals achieve lasting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Through meetings such as the ones offered by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), individuals can utilize the steps to make strides in their recovery. While the steps themselves can, at first, appear simple to apply to your life, it often takes dedication and the support of the recovery community to implement these steps into your life in a way that promotes a successful recovery.

Local Resources

When you finish professional treatment, you should receive an aftercare plan. This plan will likely encourage you to partake in local 12-Step meetings, such as AA and NA, depending on your recovery needs.
AA and NA meetings will provide you with a space where you can openly share your experiences with addiction, as well as listen and learn from the experiences of others as they share. This process promotes the development of healthy coping skills, powerful insight, and the establishment of a strong network of support, all of which are needed in order to progress in your recovery. To locate AA and/or NA meetings in Lancaster County, please visit the following sites:

Support groups are also available to you if you are grappling with symptoms of other mental health conditions often associated with addiction, such as depression. In many instances, addiction and depression go hand-in-hand, and it is important to pay attention to both issues and obtain support.

If the symptoms of depression are affecting you, there is support in Lancaster County. Support groups geared towards depression can help you connect with others who understand what you are going through. These groups can also aid in your recovery, as you can outwardly share how you are feeling and work with others so you can begin to heal.

For Loved Ones

When a spouse, parent, sibling, other relative, or a friend is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, you can feel tremendously overwhelmed. The amount of energy that you have exerted in his or her direction can leave you feeling depleted, hopeless, and scared. It is imperative that at this time, you make your wellbeing a priority, too. While you are likely focused on helping your loved one overcome his or her challenges, doing so is impossible if you are not paying attention to your own needs.

Thankfully, there is support right within your community for you to take advantage of. Al-Anon is one of the most recognized 12-Step programs geared towards the loved ones of an addict or alcoholic, and can help you properly manage the effects that his or her addiction has had on you. At Al-Anon meetings, you can share your experiences openly with others who can relate.

You will be afforded the opportunity to listen to others share their experiences, too, which helps promote the development of healthy coping skills, good self-esteem, and healing. To find an Al-Anon meeting in Lancaster County, please click on the link below:

Making the Most of Meetings

As soon as you find meetings that you are comfortable with, it can be helpful to your recovery to participate them in as much as possible so that you can reap the greatest benefits. Throughout Lancaster, PA, people have leaned on the community support offered through 12-Step programming, and you are welcome to do so, too. And, once you feel comfortable in your own recovery, you can offer that same support back into the community.

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