Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

White Deer Run New Directions

We offer an intimate, homelike environment for men looking for a longer-term residential treatment experience. Our homelike environment will help our clients hone their newly developed skills from residential rehabilitation and apply them in the manner that will best support a healthy transition out of treatment and the successful pursuit of long-term recovery.


Our goal at New Directions of White Deer Run is to help men develop independent living skills while learning how to live sober. Typical days are filled with the opportunity to participate in a variety of therapeutic interventions ranging from medication management to individual and group therapy.

Because recovery from a substance use disorder is a lifelong journey. Our counselors work with each client to create a comprehensive plan that utilizes community-based services and other resources that will help support them in their recovery journey.

Take a Free Online Assessment

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

New Directions' treatment philosophy and programs allowed me to focus on the physical and mental obstacles that I was encountering in my road to sobriety. I can't recommend New Directions enough to those undergoing similar obstacles in life.

– Ryan R.

Our Specialized Programs

Johnstown's Leading Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab Halfway House for Men

Supportive Living Environment

Adult men who can benefit from a supportive living environment to guide them through early recovery from addiction can get the help that they need at New Directions of White Deer Run. Located in historic Johnstown, Pennsylvania, New Directions of White Deer Run is one of two gender-specific halfway houses in the White Deer Run Treatment Network.

During their time at New Directions of White Deer Run, men whose lives have been impacted by substance abuse, chemical dependency, and certain co-occurring mental health conditions will learn to incorporate the behavioral changes that will support a successful sober lifestyle. New Directions of White Deer Run helps residents to develop the independent living skills that will enable them to transition out of care, and pursue a productive and satisfying future, free from the constraints of addiction.

Your Specific Needs & Goals

Depending upon a man’s specific needs and goals, his time at New Directions of White Deer Run may include psychiatric consultations, medication management services, individual therapy sessions, and a wide range of group therapy opportunities.

Men who have struggled with opioid addiction may also participate in specialized treatment via the H.O.P.E. Program. This innovative and effective option helps men to rebalance their brain chemistry, which may have been affected by chronic abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin, and other opioids.

Treatment Philosophy

The goal of New Directions of White Deer Run is to prepare adult men to address and overcome the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental obstacles that they may encounter on their recovery journey. New Directions of White Deer Run places a premium on providing personalized rehab services that promote the development of essential skills to help men progress from treatment through early recovery and toward successful long-term sobriety.

To ensure that men in early recovery have the skills and support that they need, New Directions of White Deer Run incorporates a host of techniques and methods, including principles of the 12-Step recovery model, choice therapy, and reality therapy.