Lake Ariel Recovery Center in Lake Ariel, PA

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50 Industrial Park Road
Lake Ariel PA 18436

Lake Ariel Recovery Center Philosophy

Addiction is a force that moves individuals away from their initial value systems and falsely convinces them that they have no choice in their life. While attending Lake Ariel Recovery Center, we work to reframe our clients’ mindsets and put the choice back in the hands of the individual. While most addiction treatment programs work to guide patients back to status quo, Sanctuary Health’s goal is to advance our client’s lives past the baseline and improve their existence by directly integrating recovery treatment with daily life improvements. Through our treatment, Lake Ariel Recovery Center seeks out where clients are discontent in their lives, which generally links to addictive tendencies. Once identified, we help our client’s improve aspects where they are struggling. Addiction destroys individual’s passion and commitment to life, our Everlasting Recovery program gives our clients their journeys and lives back. Everlasting Recovery provides patients the best opportunity to achieve sustainable recovery.

Areas of Specialization

  • 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.

  • Family Program
    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.

Facility Highlights

Family Program

45-Bed Facility

3:1 Staff to Client Ratio 360 Guide

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Located in Lake Ariel, Penn., and operated by Sanctuary Health Group, Lake Ariel Recovery Center is a private substance abuse treatment facility, which make up 40 percent of all treatment facilities in Pennsylvania. The treatment program offers detox, residential programs, and partial hospitalization programs.


According to Lake Ariel Recovery Center's website, detox is the first phase of treatment for many clients While each detox plan is individualized, the treatment team helps ease clients off substances, monitor signs, and manage withdrawal symptoms.

Clients in the residential program participate in group and individual therapy sessions and build coping skills. The treatment center also has a partial hospitalization program. During treatment, individuals work to identify the underlying causes of addiction, and address anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, and histories of abuse. Clients are encouraged to stay in sober living homes during partial hospitalization programs.

The family program is available to repair relationships that have been hurt by addiction. The treatment center will teach family members about codependency with educational groups and workshops. Following treatment, clients may enter the alumni program.

Lake Ariel Recovery Center utilizes a research-based approach to treatment. The treatment programs may be coupled with other treatments including the 12-step programs. The treatment team may use a range of different therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and expressive therapy.


Lake Ariel Recovery Center's website notes the treatment team includes licensed therapist and recovery coaches. The center's staff to client ratio is 3:1.


Lake Ariel Recovery Center's website indicates the facility is located in the Poconos Mountains, and has 45-beds.


The one alum polled by to date provided negative feedback, and gave one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. The alum wrote the center smelled bad.

To date, the 10 people who left reviews on The Sanctuary Recovery Center's Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, gave an average of 4.6 out of five stars. The two alumni who provided feedback praised the center. "This place changed my life in ways I could have never imagined. It gave me a foundation of which I will never stop building," Bowen wrote in a representative review on Facebook. [1]


According to Lake Ariel Recovery Center's website, it accepts most insurance plans.


Published on May 2018

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great staff, great program unlike any other in the area. cant say enough about how welcoming the staff all are and how nice the building is... life changing! highly recommended!


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Amazing treatment! Super caring staff who have supported me every step of the way!


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I can't take this trash place it smells don't go here

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