White Deer Run

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White Deer Run of Lewisburg is an outpatient treatment program that provides a variety of services to adults who are in the process of recovering from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

White Deer Run Focus:

Opiate Addiction

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

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does White Deer Run offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

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.

Outpatient (OP)

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.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


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 & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Family members can be significantly impacted by a loved one’s addiction, and they may also play an important role in his or her recovery. In order to best meet the needs of our OP and IOP participants and their family members, White Deer Run of Lewisburg may schedule family therapy sessions on an as-needed basis. Family therapy can serve multiple purposes, including helping family members to address the ways that they contributed to and/or were impacted by the participant’s substance abuse, strengthening the family unit, promoting healthy interactions among family members, and preparing family members to play active roles in their loved one’s recovery support network.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

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

For adults in outpatient services, individual therapy at White Deer Run may be scheduled on an as-needed basis as a complement to the group therapy. All individual therapy sessions involve one-on-one meetings between participants and their primary counselor or therapist.

Group Therapy

For adults, group therapy is the primary means of outpatient treatment at White Deer Run of Lewisburg. Both OP and IOP participants will take part in group therapy sessions under the guidance of a qualified professional. These sessions are ideal opportunities for participants to share the insights that they have developed during their early recovery, learn from the experiences of others in treatment, and practice healthy interpersonal communication skills.

Motivational Interviewing

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

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.


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  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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