Located on 150 scenic acres amid the majestic mountains of Central Pennsylvania, White Deer Run of Allenwood has been providing life-changing addiction treatment services since 1970. Today, White Deer Run of Allenwood offers detoxification and residential rehabilitation services to the men and women of Allenwood, Pennsylvania who are dealing with substance abuse and certain co-occurring disorders.
Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.
The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Treatment program is open to men ages 18 and older who have a substance use disorder, as well as men who also have certain co-occurring mental health disorders. Treatment modalities include Choice Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, 12-step principles, and Motivational Interviewing.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
Fighting a two-front war against both substance use and co-occurring mental health issues can be exhausting, but White Deer Run of Allenwood provides a specialized track uniquely designed to address the issues these individuals face. Individuals in the co-occurring disorders track will receive individual and group therapy designed to build skills and increase knowledge of their co-occurring disorders.
Methadone Maintenance Treatment or ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) is the use of methadone as a substitute for someone who is addicted to opioids (heroin, OxyContin, codeine, Dilaudid, Percocet and others), helping with the recovery process reducing the cravings for the opioids or used as part of the admittance process to a substance abuse treatment facility that requires complete abstinence.
Buprenorphine used for Detox and Treatment
Buprenorphine (brand name Subutex, among others) is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction. Buprenorphine can prevent or significantly reduce withdrawal symptoms, making it easier to get and stay off opioids. Sometimes used alongside naloxone, dosage depends on the severity of each case. Many people stay on buprenorphine long-term, although some gradually reduce the dosage to come off it.
What does White Deer Run offer?
Medically Assisted Detox
The detoxification program at White Deer Run of Allenwood is designed to be a safe place to withdraw from substances. Detox treatment program consists of both a medical component and a clinical component, known as DOVE., or Detoxification, Observation, Verification, and Evaluation. Detox at their addiction treatment center is a medically monitored program that is intended to help the men and women of Allenwood when they are at their most vulnerable.
24 Hour Clinical Care
At certain points in the recovery process, it's important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.
Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.
Residential (inpatient) Treatment
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.
Sober living home or Halfway house
Sober living houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.
Every person who receives care at White Deer Run of Allenwood is treated with dignity and respect according to a personalized plan that has been developed to meet his or her specific strengths and needs. To support this initiative, their rehab center offers a broad range of specialty rehab programs.
Individuals who heal at their addiction rehab center receive personalized care that is provided by multidisciplinary teams of experienced professionals, including a medical doctor, psychiatrists, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, counselors, therapists, and other specialists.
12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).
A journey to sobriety can be a lifelong process, and White Deer Run of Allenwood is committed to helping the women of Allenwood have the best chance of success. The facility begins discharge planning on the first day of treatment so that each person has an opportunity to build on the progress she has made during residential treatment once she is discharged.
Family therapy: Families can often be a strong source of first-line support for women who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. As a result, counselors at our rehab center provide weekly family therapy services for participants in our program.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.
Individual therapy provides an opportunity for participants in the residential rehabilitation program to receive support and process issues that have emerged during the course of treatment. At their rehab center, individual therapy is provided at least once per week depending on each individual’s needs.
Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.
Groups are a fundamental component of treatment at White Deer Run of Allenwood. Six structured activity groups are offered each day, seven days per week, while small groups and mental health groups are offered four times per week. Groups provide a chance for individuals to support and be supported by others while learning from each other’s experiences. Structured activity groups are led by technicians, case managers, and counselors, and the small groups and mental health groups are led by a counselor.
Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.
Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Creative Arts Therapy
Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.
White Deer Run Highlights:
The philosophy of White Deer Run addiction rehab center is simple and direct is dedicated to ensuring that each person is treated as an individual, receives a treatment plan tailored to his or her specific needs, and is provided with the optimum opportunity to realize a full and rewarding lifestyle, free from chemical dependency.
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