Clarity Way Philosophy
Clarity Way takes a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to addiction treatment. The residential drug and alcohol rehab center, which is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania, uses a variety of treatment modalities to heal the mind, body, and spirit. With a small number of clients admitted at a time, Clarity Way creates a personal, comfortable environment for people to address the issues that contribute to their substance abuse. Luxury accommodations allow each individual to recover in comfort as they build a foundation for a life of sobriety.
Areas of Specialization
Expert Medical Care
Clarity Way’s treatment team is able to handle complex medical cases. The onsite physician and medical team are specially trained to detox and treat people with a variety of issues such as methadone addiction, painkiller addiction, diabetes, PICC lines, infections, disabilities, polypharmacy addictions, and co-occurring mental health disorders.
With a small client population, a wide variety of traditional and alternative therapies, and regular individual therapy, clients receive highly personalized treatment. Clarity Way’s clinicians work with each client to tailor treatment to their particular needs.
Meet the Staff
Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM
Dr. Matylewicz is a board-certified addiction medicine physician, Diplomate to the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) and Diplomate of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOSP). He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Society (POMA) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Certified in healthcare management, Dr. Matylewicz is also an Associate Professor at two medical colleges in the United States. He received his Doctor in Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996. After serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Matylewicz opened a medical practice in southern Pennsylvania. He treats all aspects of addiction medicine with an interest in prescription opiate dependence. His past roles have also including national speaking tours providing education about pharmaceuticals and serving on several medical advisory boards. Dr. Matylewicz has a tremendous passion for helping those struggling with addiction and he is exceptional in his caring and compassionate interactions with Clarity Way clients.
David Poleno, MSW, TEP
David has over 35 years of hands-on experience as a Psychotherapist, providing both individual and group therapy sessions. His field of expertise lies in Psychodrama, which he utilizes in both individual and group settings. Through Psychodrama, David is able to expose clients to a new way of viewing themselves and their decisions through a very specialized medium. Psychodrama assists in effectively addressing the underlying issues of those clients struggling with dual diagnosis and process addictions, as well as clients who have experienced trauma. David has his Masters of Social Work (MSW) and is also a Certified Trainer, Educator, and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry, and Group Psychotherapy (TEP).
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ABOUT CLARITY WAY
Clarity Way is a residential treatment center located on 15 acres of scenic countryside in Hanover, Pa. The facility offers luxury treatment for adult men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. On-site, medically monitored detox services are available for clients who need medical care before starting treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clarity Way uses an individualized approach to treatment, offering both 12-step and non-12-step treatment options, such as the BRENDA Model, SMART Recovery, and Stages of Change. Most clients opt for 30-, 60-, or 90-day programs, though Clarity Way also offers an abbreviated 14-day option.
Residents engage in individual therapy sessions each week. Modalities vary and include motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Holistic practices include yoga, Pilates, massage therapy, fitness, and hypnotherapy. Offerings like acupuncture, are offered for an additional fee, and Clarity Way offers an interdiscipinary pain management program.
Those who complete treatment develop an individualized aftercare plan and are allowed to participate in alumni groups and online forums provided by the facility. Additionally, there is a family program for those who are interested in learning more about the disease of addiction and working with their loved one to improve communication.
Clarity Way employs a large staff that includes therapists, fied addiction physician, psychiatrists, and a 24-hour nursing staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Residents live in a small, community-oriented environment that fosters close relationships. Private rooms are available, and there is a gourmet kitchen that can be accessed for personal use in the evenings. Other amenities include a heated pool, a music studio, a fitness center, a business center, and full-size tennis and basketball courts.
A separate facility referred to as “The Cottage” houses up to six “high-profile” clients. The Cottage offers large rooms with en suite bathrooms and provides additional privacy and amenities.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided high ratings for Clarity Way’s offerings. Treatment effectiveness received an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars from 14 alumni polled, and accommodations received an average rating of 4.1 out of five from 13 survey respondents.
Out of five stars, the nine alumni polled on the following criteria gave average ratings of 4.7 for cleanliness, 4.6 for opportunities for exercise and leisure and holistic offerings, 4.3 for the staff’s level of training and experience, 4.1 for counseling options, four for family participation, 3.4 for connectivity/visitor policy, and just 2.9 for the affordability of treatment. When asked, on a scale from one to five, whether they would recommend treatment at Clarity Way, the nine respondents gave an average 4.6-star rating.
Multiple respondents appreciated the “upscale,” “luxury” treatment, while opinions of the staff varied. One anonymous alum described the staff as “wonderful,” while another anonymous reviewer wrote: “…but when the money runs out so do you. They for me need to be more understanding.”
Alum A.K.L. appreciated the facility’s emphasis on holistic therapies, writing: “Music and art therapy were great,” but two reviewers noted that the pain management program was lacking. Others noted discrepancies between what was advertised online and how they were actually treated and felt the focus on 12-Steps and AA were too much.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones polled by Rehabs.com were mostly impressed with the care provided by Clarity Way. Eight friends and family members gave treatment effectiveness an average rating of 3.38 out of five stars. Gina told Rehabs.com that Clarity Way was the best of the 10 facilities her son had attended, “based not only on their compassion but their various treatment modalities.” And Jay, also a parent, highlighted the rehab’s attention to aftercare. “I credit them with turning my child's life around and putting him on the road to recovery… Staff went above and beyond in their attention even after discharge.”
Similar to feedback from alumni, an anonymous loved one indicated that the center was expensive and offered no financial support. They wrote: “When the money runs out - so do they. No compassion once you've spent everything you have.”
Clarity Way does not publish its fees, though multiple alumni and loved ones noted the high cost of treatment in their reviews. According to the facility’s website, it works with many insurance providers and provides a complimentary cost assessment and benefits check.
Updated March 2017
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