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

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at White Deer Run Treatment Network.

  • These restrictions have 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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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Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Programs in Pennsylvania

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

Outpatient Programming

Outpatient Programming for Addiction in Pennsylvania

The White Deer Run Treatment Network is dedicated to providing a range of treatment options to ensure that individuals who are struggling with chemical dependency and certain co-occurring mental health disorders receive the type and level of care that is best suited to meeting their specific needs. For many people, especially those who have completed residential rehabilitation but who are in need of a structured step-down level of support to ease their transition out of treatment, the ideal solution involves outpatient care.

Within our network, individuals who can benefit from treatment on an outpatient basis may enroll in an outpatient treatment program (OP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), or a partial hospitalization program (PHP). The features and differences among these types of treatment are described below.

Outpatient Treatment (OP)

Outpatient Treatment for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

The least intensive form of outpatient care in the White Deer Run Treatment Network is outpatient treatment, which is provided at Allentown, New Castle, and Pittsburgh. All of our outpatient locations accept adults only.

While the specifics of OP at each of these locations may vary, the general goals, principles, and processes are similar. Individuals in outpatient treatment participate in two-hour group therapy sessions once or twice every week. These groups, which are led by experienced counselors, address a range of topics, and the specific content in any one group will likely be influenced by the contributions of participants. The following are among the common topics that may be addressed in OP group therapy sessions: the disease concept of addiction, relapse prevention, life stressors, coping strategies, relationships and boundaries, the 12-step recovery process, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Most OP locations within the White Deer Run Treatment Network offer group therapy on a variety of days and times so that participants can continue to meet their work, school, and personal obligations while receiving treatment. The typical length of stay in one of our OP programs is eight to twelve weeks.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

As its name implies, IOP is designed for individuals who require a more robust treatment experience than is provided in our traditional outpatient treatment programs, but whose needs do not rise to the level of necessitating residential rehabilitation or partial hospitalization. IOP services are provided for adults only at our outpatient locations: Allentown, New Castle, New Perspectives (Lebanon), and Pittsburgh. Programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network do not currently offer IOP for adolescents.

IOP participants typically complete nine hours of therapy per week, divided into three three-hour sessions. As is the case with OP, programs may offer IOP sessions at a variety of times, such as mornings and evenings, so that individuals can receive treatment while still meeting essential work, school, personal, or other responsibilities. Individual and family therapy sessions may be scheduled on an as-needed basis, but the core of IOP is an intensive curriculum that is addressed via group therapy sessions.

In addition to issues that may naturally arise during the course of group therapy sessions, the following topics will be covered during IOP at programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network:

  • Education of the Disease
  • High Risk Situations
  • Recovery Support
  • Physical Recovery
  • Recovery and Mental Health
  • Recovery and the Family
  • Relationships and Recovery
  • Humor and Recovery
  • Recovery and Stress Management
  • Character Defects / Value Systems and Recovery
  • Criminal Thinking and Recovery
  • Legal System and Recovery
  • Holidays and Recovery

Typical length of stay in IOP at a White Deer Run program is eight to sixteen weeks, depending upon the needs of the participant and the progress that he or she makes while in treatment.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Partial Hospitalization Program for Addiction & Substance Use Disorder

PHP is intended to serve as an intensive continuation of residential rehabilitation programming. We offer PHP services for adults at our Pittsburgh and Williamsport locations. None of our programs currently provide PHP services for adolescents.

As is the case with OP and IOP, group therapy is an essential component of the PHP experience. However, unlike OP and IOP, which provide individual therapy only on an as-needed basis, the PHP schedule includes two 30-minute individual therapy sessions each week. PHP participants may also schedule two psychiatric appointments each month if such sessions are desired and determined to be clinically appropriate. Family therapy sessions may be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

In all three levels of outpatient care at programs within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, aftercare planning is conducted on a continuing basis throughout an individual’s time with us. Therapists and/or counselors work with all program participants to develop a thorough plan that identifies the resources and support services that will help them make a successful transition either home or to the next level of care while maintaining and building upon the progress that they made while in treatment.

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