Huntington Creek Recovery Center in Shickshinny, PA

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890 Bethel Hill Road
Shickshinny PA 18655

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

  • 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.

  • Medical Detoxification
    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.

Facility Highlights

Ropes Course - High and low ropse course used to help reinforce 12 step principles. Wether dependant.

Massage Therapy - assist the patient in becoming more pliable during detox

Biosound Feedback - Helps with de-escalation of agitation, sleep and anxiety issues

Meet the Staff

Stephanie Fischer, MSW, CCS

Clinical Director

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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

Executive Director

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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. 360 Guide

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Set on 39 scenic rural acres, Huntington Creek Recovery Center, located in Shickshinny, Pa., is one of the state's 143 (27.1 percent) treatment centers offering private residential treatment for adults. Medically monitored on-site detox is also available, making it one of the only 43 (8.1 percent) facilities in the state offering this service. The facility was formerly known as Clearbrook Lodge.


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 12-Step 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 also available.


Huntington Creek Recovery Center's 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 1:4. In the state of Pennsylvania, 98.7 percent of all substance abuse treatment centers have higher education requirements for staff.


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.


At the time of this writing, the two alumni polled by gave mixed reviews of the facility. One anonymous alum regarded the facility positively and gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. "Program was AA based. Since leaving have been attending group meetings for indefinite period," the alum wrote.

Offering two stars for treatment effectiveness, three stars for accommodations and amenities, and four stars for meals and nutrition, alum S.H. wrote: "This rehab was more like 'Scared Straight.'"

On the facility’s Google page, there is an overall rating of 4.4 out of five stars based on 10 total reviews.[1] The reviewers all commented positively on the facility’s treatment effectiveness. Alum J.B., who gave five stars, recommended the facility for the quality of staff, writing: “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, the facility has one five out of five-star rating.[2] The alum, J.H., wrote: “Great treatment center! Beautiful facility staffed with excellent, devoted therapists who truly care about helping the patients.”


At the time of this writing, the three loved ones polled by expressed satisfaction with their loved ones' treatment at this facility. One anonymous family member gave four-star ratings for the cleanliness of the facility, counseling options, family participation, and the facility's ability to treat co-occurring disorders.

The parent of another former client, on the other hand, summarized, "They were successful. She's still clean," and provided four-star ratings for exercise & leisure activities, counseling options, and fairness of facility pricing. The third loved one offered a perfect five-star rating for family involvement."The family/Spouse weekend was great. It allowed us to learn about addiction and they answered all of our questions. We were able to meet others going through the same problems. Great Support!" they wrote.


Huntington Creek Recovery Center's treatment cost is not published. However, the facility accepts private insurance plans including Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, and Unitedhealthcare. Financial assistance is not available.



Published on September 2018

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I went to HC for a 2 week alcohol Detox but they kicked me out after 6 days because they said I was a suicide risk (I wasn't) and sent me to Crisis at Wilkes Barre General. After spending 2.5 days there, I went to 1st Hospital (not a great place either). Anyway, I've managed to stay sober but that was in spite of HC--not because of it. I do not recommend!!

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This is a fantastic place. They truely care and I can't thank them enough. If you have the opportunity and need help you can't go wrong here. It's been life changing for me. It's a small facility and it's like family. You won't be treated better anywhere else. I thank God everyday that I landed in such a caring wonderful and beautiful place.

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AA program based. Behavioral Health is virtually nonexistent. The overall philosophy is, stop abusing and all your problems will go away. There is no psychiatrist or MD. The available counseling is unskilled and based on AA only!

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The facility has been in existence for quite some time so I feel they have longevity and experience. Loved one has relapsed since treatment. My nephew was in this facility and he was satisfied with it but has since had relapse.

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This rehab was more like "Scared Straight." ...

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Program was AA based. Since leaving have been attending group meetings for indefinite period.

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My daughter has become a responsible parent and contributing member of her community. They were successful. She's still clean.

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The family/Spouse weekend was great. It allowed us to learn about addiction and they answered all of our questions. We were able to meet others going through the same problems. Great Support!

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