Little Creek Lodge Philosophy
Little Creek Lodge is an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center, nestled in the woods of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Our structured recovery program is proven to help young adult men live a sober lifestyle. Residents develop the tools they need to become the men they want to be. Our holistic approach to treatment addresses the root causes of addiction while promoting overall spiritual, emotional and physical growth.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others 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.
Meet the Staff
Andrew J Pace
As co-founder of Little Creek Lodge, my responsibility is to provide the best possible environment for residents seeking help in our extended care program for substance abuse. I believe we have assembled the finest treatment team to provide the education needed for the recovery process and to ensure that our program is effective in its delivery.
Barbara Warren Pace
Co-Founder and CFO
Barbara has a 30-year history of success at the highest level of corporate management. An Applied Business Sciences Major at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Barbara launched her career as a manager of some of the most well-known names in the recording industry.
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ABOUT LITTLE CREEK LODGE
Set in the mountains of Lake Ariel, Pa., Little Creek Lodge provides a long-term, transitional residential treatment program exclusively for men ages 18 to 28 struggling with chemical dependency. Residents must have been referred to the program via a reputable facility, already completed a 14 to 28-day treatment program prior to entry, and be fully detoxed upon admission. The facility also offers outpatient-based treatment programs.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To treat its clientele, Little Creek Lodge combines evidence-based therapies, 12-step participation, and rigorous recreational activities. Each client works with counselors to develop treatment plans based on their needs, helping to ensure individualized treatment programming.
Little Creek Lodge provides three-stage treatment process, which begins with admissions and basic rehab education programs. The goal is to help clients understand their addictions and how to best progress in their recovery. The education component covers a wide range of topics, including grief, an introduction to 12-Step, and the overall recovery process.
In the second stage, clients focus on personal development and are introduced to a range of supportive components to help prevent relapse and promote self-sufficiency, including vocational training and participation in 12-Step.
During the second stage, clients are also introduced to activity-based and experiential treatments. These can include mountain biking, zip lining, kayaking, camping trips, and mountain skiing. Equine therapy, bi-weekly yoga and Thai Chi classes, as well as a variety of music-based therapies are also offered. A family program is also provided once a month to educate loved ones on the process of recovery.
Nearing the end of their treatment process, clients begin preparing for the transition process. Clients work with case managers to develop an aftercare program, which may include enrollment into an outpatient program and more specialized vocational training, a service offered in 38.6% of U.S. treatment facilities.
Little Creek Lodge's treatment team includes a consulting physician, a certified associate addiction counselor, a licensed practical counselor, and a certified recovery specialist.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Clients stay in simple, shared rooms set inside a cozy, well-appointed lodge. Residents have access to a full gym with weekly personal training, a professional music studio, adventure trek activities, athletic competitions, and excursions to N.Y.C., Philadelphia, Okemo Mountain, and Camel Beach.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, the six alumni polled by Rehabs.com praised the facility, and many credited the program with saving their lives. "I will be forever grateful for the efforts, compassion, and love of everyone at the lodge and in my 6 years since Little Creek," Evan wrote. Alum Mike added: "Little Creek helped save my life and going there is one of the best decisions I ever made."
On Google, Little Creek Lodge earned a perfect average rating of five out of five stars from 33 reviews to date. Alumni provided positive feedback about the level of family involvement and “individual recovery plans.” Along with praising the staff, many alumni described the treatment as effective and reported they’d highly recommend the program to others. "Little Creek lodge is much more than a treatment center. It is a sanctuary of peace and brotherly love," Stave, a representative reviewer, wrote.
On Facebook, which the facility can manage, the facility has 13 five out of five star reviews at the time of this writing. All three alumni reviews with commentary indicated that the program saved their lives.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date also commended the facility for their effective treatment approach and staff dedication. "I’m forever grateful for the knowledge and dedication of the staff. Their compassion to help people is very evident," B.D.wrote. On secondary review sites, loved ones also praised the facility's staff and reported a highly engaged level of family involvement. As a parent, I would definitely recommend Little Creek Lodge. "Addiction is a family disease, and they were, and continue to be there for our family," Bev, a representative reviewer, wrote.
WHAT STAFF SAY
To date, one staff member, M.M., provided positive feedback about their experience at Little Creek Lodge. They indicated that one of the strengths of this facility was that the “graduates of this program leave equipped with the tools to live a happy and sober life.”
Little Creek Recovery accepts most major private insurance plans. However, clients must have met their deductible by the time of admission and co-insurance payments may be required. The facility also accepts self-pay through various means. Clients may also apply for scholarships if they can provide two years of tax returns for consideration. All participants must pay a $200 evaluation fee.
Little Creek Lodge encourages its clients to explore different avenues for recovery. In 2018, a group of clients working through the music therapy aspect of treatment formed a band called “The Lodge” and recorded an album about treatment. Other clients are regularly featured on the facility’s social media platforms for their participation in recovery programs and various personal growth achievements.
Published on September 2018
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