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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