Facility Center DetailsAmenities available at this treatment center.
- Residential Treatment
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Detox Services
- Outpatient Services
Treatment Center SettingsEnvironmental features at this treatment center.
About the Facility
Our patients and their families are our most valuable resource. We are dedicated to act on their behalf and to always advocate for their best interests. We must therefore adhere to the position of never compromising patient care for any reason. We believe in putting our patients first. Clearbrook Treatment Centers treats chemical dependency as a disease, providing supportive, immediate care to those suffering from addiction, and their family members. The 12-step based treatment model is administered in a tranquil, rural setting in conjuction with an individualized treatment plan, based on each patient's needs. Our co-ed facility admits patients who are at least 18 years old, and have sufficient physical, cognitive and behavioral skills to effectively participate in the therapy offered, and not pose an obstacle to the personal safety and recovery efforts of others in the program.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
We customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
- 40 Years of Experience Treating Addiction
- Engaging, Interactive Presentations and Lectures
- Tranquil Mountain Setting
- Individualized Treatment Plans Built Around Patient Needs
- Special Needs Groups for Trauma and Grief
- Gender Specific Groups
- Outdoor Adventure Activities in Sober Canyon Program
- AA / NA Meetings
Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D.CEO
Nick has personally helped thousands of people along the path to sobriety since becoming a counselor in 1975. A graduate of Boston University, he received his Master of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his doctorate degree from International College. Nick has been at Clearbrook since 1990 after serving as a principal in several recovery centers and was appointed CEO in 1998. Nick’s personal approach to Clearbrook patients can be witnessed every day. You can always find Nick eating lunch with our patient community or giving a weekly lecture on his own personal experience of life in recovery. He maintains an active role in every department at Clearbrook to ensure that the facility is running as smoothly as possible. In October 2015, he was able to share the miraculous feat of 40 years in recovery.Show Bio
Richard P. Conaboy, Jr.Vice President of Clinical Affairs
A valued member of the recovery team since 2001, Conaboy joined Clearbrook as Administrator and Clinical Director. His current responsibilities include evaluating all incoming clients, assigning them to the appropriate counselor, following their care and planning after-care, as well as implementing the facility’s daily schedule. As a patient advocate, Conaboy takes time to talk to each patient every day, helping them solve daily problems, legal problems, and help get them through the treatment course. Conaboy has been involved in professional counseling since 1975, beginning at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, conducting psychiatric and educational assessments of inmates. A graduate of Marywood University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Conaboy has garnered more than 300 continuing education credits pertaining to drug and alcohol abuse, and recovery.Show Bio
Joseph Kane, L.S.W.Clinical Administrator
Joe, a native and current resident of West Scranton, PA, attended the Pennsylvania State University earning his B.A. in Psychology. He then went on to Marywood University and received his Masters Degree in Social Work. Going one step further in his educational credentials, Joe completed all the requirements for become a Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.). Outside of work you can usually find Joe spending time with his wife and children. Joe says that the rewarding part of working for Clearbrook is “I feel like God has given me the ability to work with people afflicted with the disease of addiction. Seeing people at the lowest point and then hope getting restored and the light returning to their eyes.”Show Bio
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ABOUT CLEARBROOK MANOR
Part of Clearbrook Treatment Centers, Clearbrook Manor has been serving adults struggling with alcoholism and chemical dependency since 1980. Located in Laurel Run, Penn., this private, nonprofit facility, which account for 56.6 percent of substance abuse treatment sites in the state, provides inpatient treatment and medically monitored detox.
As such, within Pennsylvania, Clearbrook Manor is among 15.3 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities that offer short-term residential, non-hospital services and among 9.2 percent that provide residential, non-hospital detoxification.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clearbrook Manor's programming is predicated largely on the 12-step principles, as well as a therapeutic regimen that includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI). Clients typically participate in the program for 28 days, which occurs in two stages.
The first is medically monitored detox, as necessary, where clients are monitored 24/7 by nurses. Afterwards, they transition into the residential treatment phase, where clients engage in individual and group therapy, including special-needs and gender-specific groups, plus lectures and discussions. They also attend AA or NA meetings daily, both on campus and off-site.
Loved ones are encouraged to attend the weekend-long family program, which offers counseling, education, 12-step facilitation, and other therapeutic activities. Upon discharge, all clients leave with a personalized aftercare plan, which feature links to local 12-step meetings and introductions to individuals at those meetings. Clearbrook Manor also has an active alumni program, which provides support and an ongoing sense of community.
Of note, Clearbrook Treatment Centers sponsor a separate adventure-based track for young adults (ages 18 to 27). This program, called Sober Canyon, incorporates intensive outdoor activities into the regular treatment schedule.
The treatment team at Clearbrook Manor encompasses medical and mental health professionals, including counselors and psychologists who specialize in addiction recovery, as well as nurses.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Located in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, Clearbrook Manor offers a calm, comfortable environment, complete with panoramic views. The 68-bed detox and rehabilitation facility opened in 2010 and spans 26,000 square feet. The campus includes a new state-of-the-art dining hall and outdoor dining space, chef’s kitchen, office buildings, and meeting and clinical treatment rooms.
Photos on the website indicated shared bedrooms, indoor gathering area with a fireplace and flat-screen TV, and plenty of landscaped outdoor space. While at the facility, clients participate in recreational and social activities, such as a pizza party on Saturday evening.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, about two dozen former clients submitted mainly favorable feedback about Clearbrook Manor to Rehabs.com. At least eight of the individuals polled on more granular metrics appreciated the level of family participation, visitor policies, and likelihood to recommend.
Would Recommend: 4.5/5
Family Participation: 4.2/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 3.9/5
Most alumni also praised the “compassionate” and “supportive” staff and the condition of the “lovely” campus.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.1/5
Numerous reviewers also appreciated that many of the staff members are in recovery themselves and how this proved to be “a big help,” expressed in other reviewers’ words as: “The staff are mostly in recovery which makes it easier to relate.” They also appreciated the family-like atmosphere and the strong 12-step program. In a representative review, one alum wrote: “This place truly saved my life. This was my fourth rehab. The staff truly cares and there patients and ensures to provide all the tools necessary to begin a new life.”
However, in critical comments, several suggested the need for more individual counseling and holistic activities, which was indicated by lower average ratings for these survey metrics.
Counseling Options: 3.4/5
Holistic Offerings: 2.9/5
On secondary sites, Clearbrook Manor received highly positive coverage to date: 4.4 out of five stars based on 18 reviews on Google; and 4.5 stars based on 256 reviews on Facebook, which the organization may manage.   Comments on these sites closely reflected those received by Rehabs.com, which underscored the contributions and demeanor of the outstanding staff, education and tools provided for sobriety, and life-saving benefits derived. Isolated criticism concerned lack of medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
More than a dozen loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also submitted mostly positive impressions of Clearbrook Manor. At least seven of all of the reviewers evaluated a series of detailed survey metrics, which highlighted their satisfaction with family inclusion in treatment, staff, and the likelihood they'd recommend the facility.
Family Participation: 4.3/5
Would Recommend: 4.3/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4.2/5
The reviewers appreciated the supportive staff, strong 12-step practices as well as robust family program and ongoing communication. Similar to remarks to Rehabs.com from alumni, loved ones reported life-changing results, expressed by one reviewer as: “My sister attended Clearbrook and has now been sober for three years. I feel as if her treatment at this facility greatly helped her change her life.” Another emphasized the friendly, family-like atmosphere. “This is the first treatment center that has my loved one wanting to stay. He wants it to be his home group after he is out of the 30 day stay,” the loved one wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
A one staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date submitted favorable feedback about Clearbrook Manor. In addition, they indicated to Rehabs.com that they would recommend the facility to others.
At the time of this writing, Clearbrook Treatment Centers accepts insurance from most major health insurance carriers, such as Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield and United Healthcare. As such, it is among 69.7 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities in the state that accept private health insurance. The 18 individuals polled on the facility's cost generally approved of this aspect of Clearbrook Manor.
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LeanneClearbrook saved my life, I went in broken, sad, sick, mentally numb, hopeless, convinced that a sober life was not possible for me, I really didn’t care if I lived or die but knew death was a sure bet soon if I continued living my life the way I was, and I was in such a bad place with my addiction that I was choosing & okay with death bc as much as I wanted to live I could t go without drugs & alcohol. When I completed my treatment and left I was a completely different person, or I should say back to my old self prior to addiction, I was healthy, rejuvenated, hopeful, and so inspired knowing that a sober life is possible, and it can also be a happy & fulfilled one without drugs & alcohol. It was only the beginning to my road to recovery, that I am still on, but I had & still have every tool from my stay & education at Clearbrook. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to get clean & learnnto live again, even if you feel hopeless, sobriety is attainable. It may sound corny or trite but if I could get sober & live a happy sober life, anyone can.
J.M.They use On ethical tactics to get people to come there they don’t really care about the patients only about what type of insurance you have not a place to go for treatment there’s no accountability no rules for the patience whatsoever. They lie and I think It’s criminal and unethical.
L.Z.This facility is like no other in regards to the way they deliver information. I've never gotten an education on addiction better than the one I received at Clearbrook. The staff are compassionate, loving, and patient, and treated me like I was their family member. The fact that almost all of their staff is in recovery, or effected by addiction in some way is also a major factor in what makes Clearbrook one of the best facilities in the area. If it weren't for Clearbrook, I wouldn't be coming up on 5 years sober. Overall this facility's biggest strength is its staff. This is by far one of the best staffed facilities I've ever come across. The facility's biggest weakness is down time. When there isn't anything to do during recreation, it seems all we did was smoke. There needs to be an increase in activities, as well as the staff to provide it.
J.Z.A.A based. No individual counseling. However, techs and staff truly do try to help everyone. More counselors are needed. Insurance driven-if insurance stops paying: you go. If insurance continues to pay: you stay...length of stay is not driven by individuals' needs, but by financial status. If you feel your needs are not being met and would like to leave-but insurance continues to pay-plan on a 28 day stay!!! or you will be leaving without a letter of completion and assistance with suitable after care.
AnonymousAt the time I was very pleased. In hindsight, not as much. The counselor was a wonderful man,altho close to burnout.Besides playing basketball in the gym, I am not aware fo anything
SMBInconsistentcy with various rules and medical care. Billing information is very vague and creates alot of frustration for family and patients. Staff are genuine for the most part and I enjoyed my small group. Do not feel much one on one was provided to me personally but do know of those who may have required more assistance.
KzThis place truly saved my life. This was my fourth rehab. The staff truly cares about there patients and ensures to provide all the tools necessary to begin a new life
N.A.Clearbrook provided me with amazing care! Every staff member I came into contact with genuinely seemed to care about me and wanted to help me. My courselor was nothing short of a miracle worker. She helped me work through the issues I used as excuses to get high. She showed my wife the value of going to their family program and as a result she feels better and our relationship is healing. Clearbrook taught me how to live in a way I never thought possible...joyful without drugs! I am forever grateful to them for showing me what real recovery is.
FrankEntering into drug and alcohol treatment can be quite scary. Fortunately, there's no need to feel that way about Clearbrook. From day one you'll notice the family-like environment where the CEO himself is available to speak with. After working with Clearbrook this past year, I highly recommend Clearbrook as the treatment center of choice for anyone looking to take the steps towards a better life. Beautiful campus, friendly staff, and the professional support needed to help you achieve success with your journey.
HollyNo frills. Pampered wealthy clients Staff was mostly in recovery and that was a big help
AnonymousIt is a nice facility location and program. You have to really want the treatment in order for it to be a self success!
DennisWould recommend this place.
DeborahAn overall great facility with supportive staff.
AnonymousMy sister attended Clearbook and has now been sober for three years. I feel as if her treatment at this facility greatly helped her change her life.
AnonymousProgram was AA-based.
DiannaThey keep your family involved and they continue to offer free and informative sources when you leave the facility and I think a big part is they offer open AA meetings while you are a patient which we feel gives you a look into the real world of recovery.
L.A.Clearbrook was a clean, safe, and supportive environment. In addition to being a place where substances, DOCs were not present, it provided guidance and self reflection. It is fully based on AA principles and prepares one for navigating oneself within the program upon leaving the facility. While there is little room in its rules/programmed time for personal choices/preferences to be made, it's program is tested and efficient to meet the needs of it's community members.
JRThe facility was very clean and well run. The food was above my expectations. My counselors were thorough and usually always made to time to speak to me personally. There was even an incident of disruptive behavior by a patient that happened to be related to one of the higher ups at the facility. We were all impressed when the facility kicked him out, as opposed to turn a blind eye to his behavior that was affecting our treatment. I would definitely recommend Clearbrook to others seeking treatment.
SharonMy personal experience was a very rewarding one, I am very pleased to say this facility worked with me in every area I had asked for help and with that I am so thankful to be clean and sober today and manage my life in a new way.
SABIt was okay.
AlanReally helped me out.
LilyStill in recovery.
JZI want to thank all the staff and outside speaker that came in and told their stories because it help me to change and listen. I thank God for the person I am today and the tools I have getting by working a program of recovery now it all started in the rehab.
AnonymousHelping people but kinda expensive. It was a good place.
AngelaThe workers who are ex addicts tell there life story and it gives you hope. All of the speakers are incredibly inspiring. This was a great place that had gotten me through my 4 year addiction of heroin and now i am living the life i have always wanted, one day at a time!. Highly reccomend this rehab to anyone and everyone.
AnonymousClean with attractive setting. Strong 12 step following. Length of stay is way too short. Some staff are very unprofessional and involve patients in staff issues that are none of their concern.
KerriI am successful in my recovery because of the staff who taught me tools and connected me with others. They have a willingness to help with recovery plans and very generous with scholarships. The staff are mostly in recovery which makes it easier to relate. Not enough recreational things to do such as yoga and exercise.
AnonymousIt was a good facility but I was disappointed with the holistic opportunities.
AnonymousI really enjoyed the facility.
LCCaring staff. Beautiful facility. My son was happy there but they did not follow up or have an after care plan. He was on his own when discharged. He took his own life 8 days after discharge.
AnnmarieClearbrook is quite remote in a rural setting. This made it difficult to visit, but once there, if you allow yourself, the natural setting is quite nice. Take advantage of the family weekend- it is well worth it! Clearbrook has a strong family program and encourages participation. The long-time staff are well versed and competent. However, some of the staff was young and seemed inexperienced.
AnonymousClearbrook rehab center has very friendly and supportive staff. I always feel welcomed when arriving and never embarrassed. It is somewhat expensive. It is a lovely "campus." The family day activities are nice. I never felt completely alienated from my family. The staff are supportive and fair while I was detoxing. I feel like the staff are compassionate and understanding of the worst monsters.
HCFocus was on treatment and not the outside world. They favored rich and politically connected patients.
AnonymousThe facility was very understanding and they brought in meetings, which was nice. However, you couldn't talk to non-patients.
AnonymousThey cover key facts on sobriety. Overall it was a good place. It did help me but I went twice. They continually let the same people in over and over again and I believe a longer term facility should be offered. Also, the staff could be better and it was overrun by greed.
AnonymousThey were kind, caring and supportive. The people were nice.
AnonymousEverything was great. It was wonderful for families.
TDThis is the first treatment center that has my loved one wanting to stay. He wants it to be his home group after he is out of the 30 day stay. The staff gathered info from the family at the time he entered the program and even gave us a tour. No other place has done that much. This was a huge impression to us as a family. He is happy and lives the treatment and staff at Clearbrook. Beautiful location, wonderful staff, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for those truly wanting help.
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