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
Located in the scenic countryside in Hanover, Pa. 54 miles northwest of Baltimore, Clarity Way is a luxury residential treatment program designed for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health difficulties, with specialized services available for professionals. If necessary, the facility provides medically monitored detoxification services on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients participate in an initial assessment to help clinicians develop an individualized treatment plan. To treat its residents, Clarity Way combines evidence-based treatment approaches, self-help fellowships (both 12-Step and alternatives), and a range of holistic and experiential treatment approaches.
As indicated, the facility provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT), such as Vivitrol and Suboxone, to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Clarity Way offers comprehensive 30-,60-, and 90-day programs, as well as an abbreviated 14-day residential program. The length of the residential program may be determined by the unique needs of the client.
Utilizes evidence-back therapeutic modalities, such as motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Clarity Way facilitates regular individual counseling sessions to identify the link between irrational thinking and destructive behavior. Couples and family counseling sessions may also be encouraged, and loves ones are invited to attend educational Family Days on the third Saturday each month.
In addition to counseling, clients participate in either a 12-Step program or an alternative recovery model, such as SMART Recovery and Stages of Change model. Participation in these treatment approaches may be incorporated into core programming.
Dually diagnosed clients may meet with a consulting psychiatrist for ongoing psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Along with traditional treatment approaches, Clarity Way incorporates a range of alternative and holistic treatments, including art and music therapy, fitness classes, yoga and Pilates, mindful meditation, and animal-assisted treatment. In addition, the facility offers a number of ancillary treatments for an additional fee. These services include chiropractic and physical therapy for pain management, hypnotherapy, massage therapy, and acupuncture.
Before a client completes residential treatment, clinicians develop customized aftercare plans, which may include locating outpatient-based programs, sober living arrangements, and other community-based resources.
Clarity Way employs a multidisciplinary staff comprised of licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, a board-certified addiction medicine physician, and 24-hour nursing staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The Clarity Way’s 15-acre campus includes two residences. The main facility features well-appointed private and semi-private bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, a fully-equipped fitness center, four lounge areas, and business center with Wi-Fi access. The second residence, known as the Cottage, can accommodate up to 11 clients. Residents enjoy private rooms with ensuite bathrooms, a fitness center, Wi-Fi access, and gourmet kitchen.
On the grounds, residents also have access to an advanced music studio, art studio, tennis and basketball courts, massage room, a recreation room with pool tables, sunroom, and outdoor heated pool. As a facility that accommodates the needs of professionals, residents are allowed to bring personal laptops and cell phones to use as clinically appropriate.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has polled over well over a dozen alumni, and many praised the facility, citing the facility’s staff and accommodations as strengths. Out of five stars, the nine alumni polled on the criteria gave average ratings of 4.67 stars for the facility’s overall cleanliness and upkeep, as well as 4.56 stars for its holistic offerings. “They don't force you into the 12 steps. Music and art therapy were great,” alum A.K.L. wrote.
The nine alumni also offered an average rating of 4.33 stars for the staff’s level of training and experience and 4.11 stars for the facility’s counseling options. “The clinical team is excellent and is providing excellent services,” alum M.P. wrote. However, alumni did offer some critiques. Two reviewers noted that the pain management program was lacking, and multiple clients felt the nutrition and quality of food could improve. Some survey respondents also felt the facility was expensive.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The eight loved ones polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing also generally approved of the facility, including the amount of family involvement in treatment. Offering perfect five-star ratings for the level of family participation and the facility’s counseling options, one anonymous loved one wrote: “They offered better counseling I think than other facilities. They included the family in some of the sessions also.”
Parent Gina felt the facility was highly effective “based not only on their compassion but their various treatment modalities.” Jay, also a parent, highlighted the rehab’s attention to aftercare. “Staff went above and beyond in their attention even after discharge.”
Similar to some criticism from alumni, an anonymous loved one indicated that the center could be prohibitively expensive. “When the money runs out - so do they. No compassion once you've spent everything you have,” they wrote.
According to the facility’s website, Clarity Way works with many insurance providers and provides a complimentary cost assessment and benefits evaluation. Collectively, the 12 individuals polled on the matter gave an average rating of 3.08 stars for the facility’s affordability.
Published on December 2017
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