Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus
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 Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center 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 Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center.

  • 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

Williamsburg’s Community Resources & Local Addiction News & Media

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12-Step Support Near Williamsburg, PA

The 12-Step Recovery Model, which is employed at many treatment programs and forms the basis of organizations such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is known worldwide for helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction.

The steps themselves can appear quite easy to grasp; however actually applying them to one’s life is often much more trying. By attending AA and/or NA meetings, you can receive the support and encouragement you need to incorporate the steps into your life and continue on the road to recovery.

Local Resources

When you finish professional treatment, you will be provided with an aftercare plan that will help you uphold the progress you have made in your recovery, as well as continue to achieve success. For most, this plan includes participation in 12-Step meetings.

AA and NA are excellent spaces to share your experiences with drug and alcohol addiction with others who can understand and relate. This form of expression, paired with listening to others share their relatable experiences, can help you and everyone involved develop positive coping skills and a powerful sense of support.

To find AA and NA meetings in or near Blair County, Pennsylvania, please visit the links below:

For Loved Ones

If you have a relative or a friend who is struggling with chemical dependency, you might feel overwhelmed by the stress that this experience has added to your own life. While your focus has likely been directed to your loved one and the challenges that he or she has been experiencing, you may have neglected your own needs at this time.

You may feel that you are alone in what you are going through, but support is available to you right in your very own community.

Through programs such as Al-Anon that are based on the 12 Steps, you can connect with others who are in similar situations. You can utilize meetings to talk through what is going on in your life and learn by listening to others share their stories.

Participating in these meetings can help you establish a support network in your area. To find a meeting near Williamsburg, PA, please visit the link below:

If you have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction, you may be struggling with how to understand and accept this loss. It can seem impossible to overcome the grief and pain that you are experiencing.

While you may feel the urge to isolate yourself from the outside world, it is imperative that you know that support is available within your community. To make the brave decision to connect with others who can relate to your situation, please visit the link below to locate support groups in your area:

Making the Most of Meetings

When you find meetings within your community that you feel are a good fit for you, begin participating in them as much as possible so that you can achieve the greatest benefit. Many people throughout Blair County have utilized 12-Step programs and support groups, and have been able to overcome a number of challenges as a result. By connecting to meetings, you can experience similar successes. And, as you progress in your own recovery, you can offer that same support to others.