Clarity Way, Hanover, PA

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Clarity Way Philosophy

The Clarity Way Method is a success-oriented program. The method utilizes a Multi-Sensory and Multi-Disciplinary approach to addiction. The Multi-Disciplinary approach enables clients to draw from multiple disciplines to define and apply new ways of understanding the mind, body and spirit. At our drug recovery center, our team of therapists each specializes in different modalities providing unique insight and perspective for each client in dealing with their individual issues. Our method works for the many clients seeking purpose and direction in their path to recovery without the stress and restrictions that may be in other drug and alcohol recovery programs.

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Yoga Therapy

Massage Therapy

Music Therapy

Art Therapy

Psychotherapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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Meet the Staff

Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM Clinical Director

Photo of  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.

Dr. Bruce Hershfield, MD Consulting Psychiatrist

Photo of Dr. Bruce Hershfield, MD Dr. Hershfield is the Consulting Psychiatrist at Clarity Way, Inc. He began his career in 1974 after completing his training in Psychiatry at UNC, where he was chief resident. He moved to Maryland to take a position with a dual diagnosis facility, and then went on to hold the position of Medical Director at a health facility in Baltimore from 1980 through 1986. Dr. Hershfield was offered and accepted the position of Superintendent of Springfield State Hospital in 1986, where he remained until 1993, when he left the public sector to open a private practice in Maryland. Dr. Hershfield continues his private practice today, as well as lending his services to Clarity Way as well as other renowned facilities, including Johns Hopkins where he serves as an Associate Professor. He is a former President of the Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS) and was selected as the MPS 2003 Lifetime of Service Award Recipient for his extraordinary contributions to the welfare of his patients and profession. He is exceptional in his field and is able to serve our clients with his tremendous experience in both addiction and mental health work.

Editorial Review
Susan Linney


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Clarity Way is a residential treatment center located on 15 acres of grassy hillside land near South Central Pennsylvania. The facility offers luxury treatment for adult men and women struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The duration of stay for the average patient is 30 days, however there are also 60 and 90-day programs offered. Detox services are available for patients who need medical care before starting treatment.

As a non 12-step rehab, Clarity Way treats patients without relying on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. The facility combines individual counseling, group therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with experiential therapies like psychodrama, neuro-biofeedback and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Holistic practices include yoga, Pilates, massage, fitness, meditation, nutrition education, life purpose coaching and acupuncture. There is a family program for loved ones interested learning more about the disease of addiction and working with the patient to improve communication.

With a patient population of less than 25, 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, two infra-red saunas, a fitness center, a business center, a full-size tennis and basketball court and an exercise studio. There is also a state-of-the-art recording studio— designed by Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon—where clients can create and record music.

Clarity Way has received mixed reviews. An anonymous user told Rehabs.com: “When the money runs out, so do they. No compassion once you've spent everything you have. They had a great level of care but were very expensive [and] could provide no assistance. So we drained my 401k which they were all too happy to take.” D.J. told Google Reviews: “It was more like a 30-day getaway in the woods then rehab. They insisted on making sure you saw every single therapist, so you never really could get comfortable with just one. I stayed in the cottage and had to fork out $40,000 for it.”

And G.C. took to Google Reviews to caution: “Clarity Way's website is 20% accurate and 80% false advertising. If you choose to go to Clarity Way, get everything in writing, especially if you are expecting services listed on their website.”

However, another anonymous alumni told Google Reviews: “I owe a lot to the team at Clarity Way. I am very grateful the care, understanding and right level of attention I have received. Great people and such a peaceful place.” E.C. wrote in to Yelp.com to say: “The staff is fantastic and they care for you.”

And family of former patients have been pleased with the treatment. An anonymous user told Google Reviews: “A loved one of mine entered rehab for a second time and this time went to Clarity Way. The treatment that was implemented and the care that was given was beyond exceptional. We now have hope and see a future. The facility is beautiful and the staff was amazing. I highly recommend this establishment.”

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