Acadia: White Deer Run York provides detox and residential substance abuse treatment in York, Pennsylvania, a small city 100 miles west of Philadelphia known for its well-preserved 18th and 19th century architecture. White Deer Run York is a part of the White Deer Run network of facilities throughout Pennsylvania, and has been in operation for nine years.
As a member of the Acadia Healthcare network, White Deer Run facilities are just one branch of many behavioral health facilities providing chemical dependency and therapeutic support. With its headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia serves communities across the country and in the UK with inpatient, residential, outpatient and school-based treatment programs.
Accommodations and Food
Residents are housed in a treatment facility in a suburban neighborhood of York. Men and women occupy opposite wings of the 24-bed facility, and all residents have roommates. The facility has recreational areas where residents can play games, journal and watch limited TV. On Fridays, staff members take residents for hikes in nearby parks. Residents can also relax in the facility’s gazebo.
York employs a cook who serves standard American fare in the dining room and provides snacks in the afternoons and evenings. Residents can use the house phones to call home three times each week. Personal computers and cell phones are not permitted.
Treatment and Staff
Residents in need of detox stay in this unit for five to seven days. The average stay in residential treatment is 21 days. Each day begins at 7 am with meditation, chore assignments and a community meeting. Clients then have a full day of group therapy and educational lectures. Gender-specific groups are also provided twice a week, allowing clients to delve into more personal topics in a safe, peer-supportive setting. In the evenings, residents complete treatment assignments and are transported to off-site 12-step meetings in the community. Each day concludes with another community meeting.
All clients have individual therapy at least once a week, and residents with co-occurring disorders see the psychiatrist who visits the facility weekly. The treatment team includes CAC addiction counselors, Master’s-level therapists, nurses and medical technicians.
Therapy groups address dual diagnosis, goal setting, addiction education, building a sober social network and how to use the 12-step framework. Therapy at York uses evidence-based methods of treatment including CBT, DBT and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET).
The York staff organizes movie nights on the weekends, and residents can have their family visit on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Family therapy is also available if the treatment team thinks it would be beneficial.
For aftercare, the treatment team refers clients to outpatient facilities that meet their treatment and geographic needs. The White Deer Run treatment network regularly holds a variety of alumni get-togethers throughout Pennsylvania.
White Deer Run of York provides short-term residential treatment and detox in south-central Pennsylvania. Its detox unit, extensive therapy groups and peaceful surroundings might make it a promising option for those needing to lay a strong foundation for their recovery before committing to outpatient treatment and peer support meetings.
Acadia: White Deer Run of York
106 Davies Dr
York, PA 17402
Acadia White Deer Run York Residential Cost: Accepts insurance. Self-pay $12,000 (30 days). Reach White Deer Run York at (855) 231-1196. Find White Deer Run York on Facebook
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