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.

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

Synthetic Marijuana Addiction Treatment Centers & Rehab in Pennsylvania

Our synthetic marijuana abuse treatment plans are tailored to meet your specific needs so that you're able to realize a full rewarding life, free from chemical dependency. Serving Pennsylvania, White Deer Run Treatment Network is the leading provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adults.

Learn More About Synthetic Marijuana Abuse Recovery

Learn More About Synthetic Marijuana Abuse & Recovery at White Deer Run Treatment Network

Synthetic marijuana, which is also known as spice or K2, is a synthetic cannabinoid that is composed of dried plant material and psychoactive substances that typically produce feelings of relaxation and pleasure when used. Originally marketed as a safe alternative to marijuana, spice has ended up being a highly dangerous drug. Because manufacturers are frequently changing the composition of the drug, a synthetic marijuana user cannot always anticipate the effects that the drug will have on him or her. Some people have experienced significant anxiety, paranoia, and even heart attacks after abusing synthetic marijuana. Fortunately, however, synthetic marijuana use disorders are treatable with the intervention of caring and compassionate professionals at a dedicated substance use rehab center.

At the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania, we understand the unique struggles of those who are wrestling with a synthetic marijuana use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues, and we have designed specialized treatments to allow those in our care to overcome the cycle of addiction and begin to walk the path of long-term recovery.

Helping a Loved One

Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Synthetic Marijuana Abuse

Watching a loved one struggle with spice abuse can be an incredibly painful experience. Despite the constant attempts to help, you may often feel as though your loved one’s journey to recovery is one step forward, two steps back. While you may feel defeated and exhausted, there still remain some steps you can take to help your loved one, such as:

  • Learn all you can about synthetic marijuana and treatment options. Spend time researching synthetic marijuana and learn the signs and symptoms of intoxication and overdose. Also, spend time researching rehab centers and find a few that may be a good fit for your loved one. Speak with treatment center staff about their rehab programs and seek counsel from mental health providers regarding ways to help your loved one.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with your loved one. He or she may resist your attempts to help, but try your best to remain patient and nonjudgmental. Emphasize your care for your loved one and gently introduce the idea of seeking treatment.
  • If your loved one decides to enter into an addiction treatment center, help him or her by offering to set up appointments with treatment center staff and accompany your loved one to his or her appointments. While he or she is in treatment, stay in touch with him or her and reiterate your love and care.
  • Remember to avoid neglecting your own health. It is important for you to take time to invest in yourself, so make sure to engage in activities that rejuvenate you. Spend time on your hobbies, lean on your friends and family, and make time to exercise and eat well. It may benefit you to also consider joining a support group for people with loved ones who are struggling with a synthetic marijuana use disorder.
Why Consider White Deer Run

Why Consider Rehab at the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania

Although synthetic marijuana is a relatively new drug, there is already substantial evidence of the harm it can cause. A synthetic marijuana use disorder can impact a person’s work performance, cause job loss, and result in financial strain. Relationships can be strained to the breaking point, and users themselves may suffer organ damage, cognitive impairment, and possibly even death. While these consequences can be severe, it is possible to minimize or avoid these effects with prompt, effective rehab in a specialized treatment center.

Type of Treatment Offered

Types of Treatment Offered for Synthetic Marijuana Abuse at the White Deer Run Treatment Network

The White Deer Run Treatment Network is composed of 16 treatment centers throughout the state of Pennsylvania that provide comprehensive care for people who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. We offer a full spectrum of care that includes medically-monitored detoxification, residential rehabilitation, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, traditional outpatient programs, and halfway houses. These programs are staffed by teams of dedicated and compassionate professionals, including physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), counselors, therapists, technicians, and other specialists.

Each of our rehab centers specializes in providing a certain set of services that may include those described below. The White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania as a whole provides a number of interventions that may be included in a person’s individualized treatment plan depending upon each participant’s needs. These interventions may include the following:

Detoxification: Often the first step in a substance abuse rehab plan, detoxification is the process of ridding one’s body of substances of abuse. Medically-monitored detox at the White Deer Run Treatment Network helps the men and women of Pennsylvania withdraw safely from substances under the supervision of an experienced medical team who can monitor each participant’s progress and administer medications to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Many of our programs also support participants with counseling sessions during detox on an as-needed basis.

Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a key rehab method used at the addiction treatment centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network. During individual therapy, participants meet one-on-one with their primary counselor or therapist and discuss issues that have emerged during treatment. Individual therapy allows participants to engage in more in-depth processing than is often possible during interventions like group therapy. It also gives participants a chance to bring up issues that may not be appropriate for a group setting.

Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are an essential feature of rehab at the White Deer Run Treatment Network. Ranging from process groups to topic-focused groups, this intervention gives participants a chance to support and be supported by each other, to share common experiences, and to practice new skills in a safe environment. Group sessions may be led by clinical technicians, counselors, and therapists and cover a wide range of material based on group members’ needs.

Family therapy: Families can often be a powerful ally in a participant’s recovery process, but we also recognize that each person’s family and family relationships are unique. As such, our addiction rehab centers provide family therapy sessions to our participants based on individual need and each participant’s wishes. Family therapy, which is led by a trained counselor or therapist, provides an opportunity for families to come together to discuss unhealthy relationship dynamics, codependence, and other issues that may be preventing family members from supporting each other. In addition, family therapy allows family members to process the effects of synthetic marijuana abuse and how it has impacted the family as a whole.

At the addiction rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, we understand that lasting recovery is a long-term process, and we provide comprehensive continuing care options to give each person who comes to us the best possible chance for success. Our staff members work closely with each treatment participant to create a discharge plan that will maximize his or her ability to continue to build upon the progress he or she made during rehab. We understand that overcoming a synthetic marijuana use disorder, especially if it is present alongside a co-occurring mental health disorder, can be an immense challenge. However, with the help of the White Deer Run Treatment Network family, it is possible to overcome the cycle of addiction, learn to manage the symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder, and take the first steps towards a brighter, substance-free life.

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