Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

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, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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 receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are 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.

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.

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H.O.P.E. Opioid Addiction Treatment Program at Cove Forge in Williamsburg, PA

Cove Forge Behavioral Health understands how important it is to help individuals support their brains during their recovery from opioid dependence. To help facilitate that support and encourage positive growth, we have developed the Heroin Opiate Positive Experience (H.O.P.E. Program).

H.O.P.E. Program Overview

The effects of opioid dependency on the brain can be incredibly damaging, and it’s important to support the brain during early recovery. To help facilitate that support and encourage positive growth, we have developed and implemented the Heroin Opiate Positive Experience, or H.O.P.E., Program.

Unique Treatment Activities

Through the H.O.P.E. Program, our staff helps the individuals in our care at our treatment center truly recover from the effects of a destabilized endorphin system. We accomplish this by offering a number of activities that encourage this positive transformation. The activities that are offered as part of the H.O.P.E. Program include the following:

  • Humor Group – The humor group allows the individuals in the H.O.P.E. program to learn how to utilize humor as a recovery tool and as a method for supporting healthy brain functioning.
  • Exercise Program – Exercise is often considered the most effective way to release endorphins, so we encourage the individuals in programming at our treatment center to participate in this type of activity to help keep a healthy mind and body.
  • PAWS Group – PAWS, otherwise known as Post-Acute Withdrawal Symptoms, is a group that is designed to help individuals in the H.O.P.E. program learn about the effects of their withdrawal symptoms in ways that allow them to begin coping with them properly.
  • Brainwave Entrainment – Brainwave entrainment is a process where individuals in the H.O.P.E. program are exposed to repetitive stimuli of sound and light, which is meant to reset their brain wave frequencies. This process is designed to bring about states of relaxation through the releasing of endorphins.
  • Smoothie – Smoothie is exactly what it sounds like – a smoothie. A blend of strawberry, orange, and berry is our signature pro-endorphin mixture, and while individuals in the H.O.P.E. program are enjoying them, they will engage in educational discussions to learn how healthy eating habits can support a healthy lifestyle.
  • Specialized menus offering endorphin-enhanced foods are provided for individuals in the H.O.P.E. Program.
  • IT DID/I DID – IT DID/I DID is an activity where individuals can learn how to get their needs met, as well as learn how to become empowered enough to make that happen. They do this by evaluating what their addiction did and how they handled it in the past and can handle it in the future.
  • Big Brother/Big Sister – At Cove Forge, we believe that support is one of the most important aspects of recovery. Therefore, we set up individuals at our treatment center with a “big brother” or a “big sister” who has gone through similar experiences so they can serve as a support system for them as they work towards recovery.
  • Individual sessions with H.O.P.E. nurses are provided for support and education.
  • VIVITROL/ReVia may be offered as recovery support for alcohol and opioid dependence while individuals participate in the H.O.P.E. Program.

Individual and Group Therapies

Individuals in the H.O.P.E. Program will also be provided with the opportunity to take part in the following:

  • Meditation
  • Reflection time
  • Gratitude celebrations
  • Bible study
  • Relapse prevention/refocus

Furthermore, the following additional groups are held on an ongoing basis at our treatment center:

  • Chemical dependency groups
  • Gender groups
  • Mental health groups
  • Counselor groups
  • Spirituality groups
  • Gratitude groups
  • Music group
  • 12-Step meetings

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Here at Cove Forge, our staff not only understands the science behind an opioid addiction but also recognizes the importance of the brain’s recovery. Therefore, the H.O.P.E program at our treatment center is an incredible supplement to helping individuals achieve a successful recovery from their addictions to opioids.

If you or someone you care about could benefit from the H.O.P.E. program at Cove Forge in Williamsburg, PA, contact our treatment center today. We can help.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Glasser Quality Organization
  • The Jason Foundation