Clarity Way Philosophy
Clarity Way takes a multi-sensory and multidisciplinary approach to addiction treatment. The residential drug and alcohol rehab center, which is located in Hanover, Pennsylvania, utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to heal the mind, body and spirit. With less than 20 individuals admitted at a time, Clarity Way creates a personal, intimate, and comfortable environment for clients to identify and address the issues that contribute to their substance abuse. Luxury accommodations allow each individual to recover in comfort as he or she builds a foundation for a life of sobriety.
Areas of Specialization
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Thank you so very much for thinking about our daughter as she turns the one year milestone of sobriety. This week our entire extended family will attend a support group meeting recognizing her achievement. It's a happy time for all of us and I credit Clarity Way for giving her the tools to deal with the devil of substance abuse.John R.
Had my son not gotten to Clarity Way when he did I don't think he ever would have even had a chance at recovery. Through the time spent at your facility he was able to be himself again, and to gain tools to be able to continue his recovery after leaving your center. I'm so thankful that we found you, you put our family back together.Sarah Y., California
When you go to treatment, you expect that most of what you're told is exaggerated. You expect the facility to be nice, but not quite how the center describes it - in this point, I was mistaken, it actually exceeded my expectations. You expect the therapy to be good, but not spot on with addressing your needs - in this point, I was again mistaken, as it also exceeded my expectations. Clarity Way has been an excellent experience for me and for my family - the individual time was key for my recovery and to assist my family so that we could move forward together. I can't speak highly enough of the therapy team, the medical staff and the support staff. Across the board, everyone was wonderful and motivating in the ways that were appropriate for me.Trevor J.
My family gave up on me wholly and closed me out of their lives. Clarity Way was their absolute last effort, and I was totally against it at first. Through working with the therapists on staff, and with everyone else at the facility, I was able to open up and deal with some very deep-set issues. I also was able to reconnect with my family, and am better for it. We're all more healthy and balanced since I've been to CW, and I am thankful ever day for the opportunity that I had to experience such an amazing facility and recovery philosophy.Becky G., Connecticut
I never thought I could be sober and I never knew what was wrong with me and why I had the problems that I did, but I learned through my stay at Clarity Way that I could find recovery. I learned that there is nothing wrong with me, but that I have an addiction, and I learned how to deal with it. I didn't know I could be sober, but Clarity Way showed me that it's possible, even for me, and I remain sober today.John D., Texas
Meet the Staff
Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM Clinical Director
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
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.
Rehabs.com Reviews Contributor
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.”
They don't force you into the 12 steps. Music and art therapy were great. There's a swimming pool. It's been almost a year since I spent 6 weeks there. I haven't had a drink and I don't even feel the desire anymore. Strengths include: comfortable atmosphere, engaging therapists, friendly support staff, 24 hour nursing staff and off campus trips. Weaknesses are that they are becoming more corporate and their fattening dining options
Of the more than 10 rehabs that my son went to, this was by far the best, based not only on their compassion but their various treatment modalities.
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. They could provide no assistance. So we drained my 401k which they were all too happy to take. $30000 for 20 days of treatment.