Huntington Creek Recovery Center Philosophy
Clearbrook Lodge is a private, not-for-profit, sub-acute, freestanding Adolescent Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center serving PA, NY, NJ, CT, and the Northeast. This co-ed facility admits patients who are between 13 and 18 years old, and have sufficient hearing, speech, and verbal skills to effectively participate in the therapy offered. These candidates must be ambulatory and without psychiatric disorders which would prohibit their benefiting from the therapy, or would serve as an obstacle to other patients personal safety and recovery efforts.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Meet the Staff
Stephanie Fischer, MSW, CCS
Stephanie Fischer received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Temple University. She has dedicated her life to helping of others. Stephanie is an accomplished clinician and clinical director with over a decade of service to Clearbrook Lodge and the recovering community as a whole. She is adept at communicating the principles and philosophies of recovery. Her ability to diversify her approach to meet patient needs, while holding true to the message, is an asset to the clinical team and the patients alike.
Robert Norris, BS, CADC, CCS
Robert Norris has extensive experience in leadership and administration in the chemical dependency field. As Clearbrook Lodge’s Executive director, Robert is responsible for overseeing all departments, programs and operations within the facility. He is a dedicated leader who has a reputation of making our patients a priority. Throughout the years, Robert has worked in a variety of facets within the substance abuse field, which gives him a comprehensive understanding of how each department plays a crucial role in providing the absolute best quality of care for individuals and families that are suffering from substance abuse. His deep compassion for patient care, combined with his enthusiasm toward recovery, brings a unique ability to motivate and inspire staff, and patients alike.
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ABOUT HUNTINGTON CREEK RECOVERY CENTER
Huntington Creek Recovery Center, located in Shickshinny, Pa., offers private residential drug and alcohol treatment for adults 18 and older. Set on 39 scenic rural acres, the program primarily focuses on residential treatment and relapse prevention. Medically monitored on-site detox is available.
Formerly, this facility was known as the Clearbrook Lodge, but has changed its name to differentiate itself from nearby programs with similar names.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The facility’s program begins with a medical detox, if necessary, in a non-hospital setting with around-the-clock nursing care provided. On average, clients remain in detox for four to five days for alcohol detox, seven to eight days for opiate detox, and 10-12 days for benzodiazepine detox. Upon completion of detox, clients then begin their primary treatment program.
The treatment program is based around the 12-Steps and includes regular Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and/or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, AA Big Book and NA Basic Text study sessions, Living Sober workshop groups, and educational lectures. Clients also receive individual counseling twice per week and participate in two and a half hours of group therapy daily.
Family involvement is strongly encouraged and the facility offers weekly family visitation and education groups on Sundays, as well as private family therapy sessions. Alumni aftercare meetings and support are available.
The treatment team includes a doctor and a 24-hour nursing staff, as well as certified alcohol and drug counselors, licensed social workers, and master's level therapists. The staff to client ratio is one staff for every four clients.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Situated beside a calming stream, the residential facility houses 46 clients in semi-private, dorm-style rooms. Meals are prepared by an executive chef and served in the recently renovated cafeteria.
Amenities include furnished common areas, and a warmly decorated 10,000 square-foot “Recovery Dome” that is used for meetings, recreation, skill-building activities, and alumni events.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing there have been two alumni polled by Rehabs.com. One anonymous alum spoke positive of the facility and gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations & amenities, and meals & nutrition. The other alum gave only two stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations & amenities, and four stars for meals & nutrition.
On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of five out of five stars based on five total reviews. The reviewers all spoke highly of the facility’s treatment effectiveness. One alum, J.B. who gave five stars, recommended the facility for the great staff members. She wrote, “Huntington creek recovery center provided me with the information and tools that I needed to begin my new life of sobriety. Some of the counselors were outstanding, they truly care about you and are willing to help you get better. The nurses are the best too!” D.P., another alum, supported that viewpoint. He gave five stars and wrote, “Awesome place all the staff are recovering addicts and are rele helpful. Best rehab ever.”
On Yellowpages.com, the facility has a five out of five star rating based on one review. The alum, J.H., wrote, “Great treatment center! Beautiful facility staffed with excellent, devoted therapists who truly care about helping the patients.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
At the time of this writing there have been three friends or family members polled by Rehabs.com. One anonymous family member gave the facility a neutral review including three out of five stars for treatment effectiveness. The respondent agreed that the facility was clean and well maintained; that there were many counseling options to choose from depending on the client’s preference; and that the facility was adequately equipped and staffed to treat co-occurring mental health problems in addition to substance use disorders.
The family member felt that a strength of the facility was that, “The facility has been in existence for quite some time so I feel they have longevity and experience.” However, he indicated that his loved one has since relapsed since completing treatment at that facility and felt that the facility could improve upon treatment effectiveness. Overall, the loved one was neutral on whether or not he would recommend this facility to another friend or loved one who was considering rehab.
The cost of treatment at the facility is not published. The facility accepts private insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, and Unitedhealthcare. Financial assistance is not available.
Published on August 2017
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