Clearbrook Manor

4.4 (34 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
1100 E Northampton St
Wilkes Barre, PA 18706
8666171034 Visit Website

Paying for Treatment

  • Insurance is Accepted
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted

Treatment Insights

Our patients and their families are our most valuable resource. We are dedicated to act on their behalf and to always advocate for their best interests. We must therefore adhere to the position of never compromising patient care for any reason. We believe in putting our patients first. Clearbrook Treatment Centers treats chemical dependency as a disease, providing supportive, immediate care to those suffering from addiction, and their family members. The 12-step based treatment model is administered in a tranquil, rural setting in conjuction with an individualized treatment plan, based on each patient's needs. Our co-ed facility admits patients who are at least 18 years old, and have sufficient physical, cognitive and behavioral skills to effectively participate in the therapy offered, and not pose an obstacle to the personal safety and recovery efforts of others in the program.

Clearbrook Manor Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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Anonymous

At the time I was very pleased. In hindsight, not as much. The counselor was a wonderful man,altho close to burnout.Besides playing basketball in the gym, I am not aware fo anything

SMB

Inconsistentcy with various rules and medical care. Billing information is very vague and creates alot of frustration for family and patients. Staff are genuine for the most part and I enjoyed my smal...

Kz

This place truly saved my life. This was my fourth rehab. The staff truly cares about there patients and ensures to provide all the tools necessary to begin a new life

N.A.

Clearbrook provided me with amazing care! Every staff member I came into contact with genuinely seemed to care about me and wanted to help me. My courselor was nothing short of a miracle worker. She h...

Frank

Entering into drug and alcohol treatment can be quite scary. Fortunately, there's no need to feel that way about Clearbrook. From day one you'll notice the family-like environment where the CEO himsel...

Holly

No frills. Pampered wealthy clients Staff was mostly in recovery and that was a big help

Anonymous

It is a nice facility location and program. You have to really want the treatment in order for it to be a self success!

Dennis

Would recommend this place.

Deborah

An overall great facility with supportive staff.

Anonymous

My sister attended Clearbook and has now been sober for three years. I feel as if her treatment at this facility greatly helped her change her life.

Anonymous

Program was AA-based.

Dianna

They keep your family involved and they continue to offer free and informative sources when you leave the facility and I think a big part is they offer open AA meetings while you are a patient which w...

L.A.

Clearbrook was a clean, safe, and supportive environment. In addition to being a place where substances, DOCs were not present, it provided guidance and self reflection. It is fully based on AA princi...

JR

The facility was very clean and well run. The food was above my expectations. My counselors were thorough and usually always made to time to speak to me personally. There was even an incident of disru...

Sharon

My personal experience was a very rewarding one, I am very pleased to say this facility worked with me in every area I had asked for help and with that I am so thankful to be clean and sober today and...

SAB

It was okay.

Alan

Really helped me out.

Lily

Still in recovery.

JZ

I want to thank all the staff and outside speaker that came in and told their stories because it help me to change and listen. I thank God for the person I am today and the tools I have getting by w...

Anonymous

Helping people but kinda expensive. It was a good place.

Angela

The workers who are ex addicts tell there life story and it gives you hope. All of the speakers are incredibly inspiring. This was a great place that had gotten me through my 4 year addiction of heroi...

Anonymous

Clean with attractive setting. Strong 12 step following. Length of stay is way too short. Some staff are very unprofessional and involve patients in staff issues that are none of their concern.

Kerri

I am successful in my recovery because of the staff who taught me tools and connected me with others. They have a willingness to help with recovery plans and very generous with scholarships. The staff...

Anonymous

It was a good facility but I was disappointed with the holistic opportunities.

Anonymous

I really enjoyed the facility.

LC

Caring staff. Beautiful facility. My son was happy there but they did not follow up or have an after care plan. He was on his own when discharged. He took his own life 8 days after discharge.

Annmarie

Clearbrook is quite remote in a rural setting. This made it difficult to visit, but once there, if you allow yourself, the natural setting is quite nice. Take advantage of the family weekend- it is we...

Anonymous

Clearbrook rehab center has very friendly and supportive staff. I always feel welcomed when arriving and never embarrassed. It is somewhat expensive. It is a lovely "campus." The family day activiti...

HC

Focus was on treatment and not the outside world. They favored rich and politically connected patients.

Anonymous

The facility was very understanding and they brought in meetings, which was nice. However, you couldn't talk to non-patients.

Anonymous

They cover key facts on sobriety. Overall it was a good place. It did help me but I went twice. They continually let the same people in over and over again and I believe a longer term facility should ...

Anonymous

They were kind, caring and supportive. The people were nice.

Anonymous

Everything was great. It was wonderful for families.

TD

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 staff gathered info from the family at the time he en...


Areas of Focus
Individual Therapy

This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.

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.

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.

Individualized Treatment

We 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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

12-Step

The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.

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.

Aftercare Support

Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.

Alumni Testimonials
  • I was so angry I was in rehab,How could I f*** up!!! Why was I here. And today I thank my family for saving my life by sending me too Clearbrook, can't say enough about this wonderful place, it would save your life if you put the work, it sure save mines. To all staff I thank you. Your truly: Benito.
    Benny R.
  • I was court sent there back in the late 70's....the system felt I had a chance to survive if taken out of my reality at the time. Man oh man were they right! I ended up being there for a year some paid by insurance some by the staff finding a way to keep me there to be safe. They took my living a healthy life personal. It became my home I never wanted to leave...crazy but true. The staff and many people soon were my friends and family. I felt safe, secure and loved. I traveled many paths after leaving but that experience lives in my heart. My story back then shocked them but oh that was just the beginning.....I am happy to see this place of caring still exists.
    Kelly S.
  • Clearbrook helped change my outlook on things and just life itself. Yeah when i first arrived i had my doubts. But they helped change that. And i honestly couldnt thank the staff enough. This place does get a 5 star because im still sober today. Because of this rehab, i can live my life. Because of this rehab i know im not alone in a world where i thought only i had a problem. Thank you so much Clearbrook. Keep it up!
    Sabrina S.
  • Clearbrook saved my life. The staff was amazing, the community was as well. I learned so much I had no idea about. I truly found & learned to love myself. Now I'm out i miss everyone. It really was a comfort zone.
    Adele C.
  • Saved my life!! I'm a wife and mother now, 15 years clean and sober!
    Amy P.
  • Six years ago I walked in the doors of clearbrook for the third time. I was broken,beatin and I needed help. It was probably the BEST decision I ever made. I am now six years sober, getting ready to get married and two beautiful children. I live a life, I never thought would even be possible for me... And it all started with clearbrook!
    Shelby M.
  • 5 years ago I was fortunate enough to find myself at the gates of that Mountain. I had no idea what was to come of me. I was in a very bad and dark place and I was terrified. Clearbrook and all of it's amazing staff (Oct. 2008) saved me...they shared their experiences with me and the community that was with there. I emerged from that mountain a different person...a sober person for the first time in my life. I listened to what they suggested and my journey in recovery has been absolutely amazing. I have a bigger and beautiful life than I would have ever imagined -- and I wouldn't trade it for world. Thank you Clearbrook for showing me how to love and live life.
    Gina A.
  • Best treatment centers ive been too. The staff truly cares about you. They helped me turn my life around!
    Maura K.
  • Clearbrook helpes changed my outlook on things and just life itself. Yeah. When i first arrived i had my doubts. But they heloed change that. And i honestly couldnt thank the staff enough . this place does get a 5 star. Because im still sober today. because of this rehab , i can live my life. Because of this rehab i know im not alone in a world i thought were only i had a problem. Tha k you so much clearbrook. Keep it up
    Sabrina O.
  • Clearbrook and it's staff saved my life. I will forever be grateful.
    Liz M.
  • I went to Clearbrook to straighten out my life. One of the most impressive things I experienced was Clearbrook’s CEO Nick Colangelo taking part in my recovery. I saw him all the time while I was in treatment. He gave one of the best lectures I have ever heard in regards to recovery. It’s like he is in the trenches with us while we’re in treatment, helping us navigate the road back to life.
    Joe M.
Key Staff Members
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    Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. - CEO

    Nick has personally helped thousands of people along the path to sobriety since becoming a counselor in 1975. A graduate of Boston University, he received his Master of Arts from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his doctorate degree from International College. Nick has been at Clearbrook since 1990 after serving as a principal in several recovery centers and was appointed CEO in 1998. Nick’s personal approach to Clearbrook patients can be witnessed every day. You can always find Nick eating lunch with our patient community or giving a weekly lecture on his own personal experience of life in recovery. He maintains an active role in every department at Clearbrook to ensure that the facility is running as smoothly as possible. In October 2015, he was able to share the miraculous feat of 40 years in recovery.

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    Richard P. Conaboy, Jr. - Vice President of Clinical Affairs

    A valued member of the recovery team since 2001, Conaboy joined Clearbrook as Administrator and Clinical Director. His current responsibilities include evaluating all incoming clients, assigning them to the appropriate counselor, following their care and planning after-care, as well as implementing the facility’s daily schedule. As a patient advocate, Conaboy takes time to talk to each patient every day, helping them solve daily problems, legal problems, and help get them through the treatment course. Conaboy has been involved in professional counseling since 1975, beginning at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview, conducting psychiatric and educational assessments of inmates. A graduate of Marywood University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Conaboy has garnered more than 300 continuing education credits pertaining to drug and alcohol abuse, and recovery.

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    Joseph Kane, L.S.W. - Clinical Administrator

    Joe, a native and current resident of West Scranton, PA, attended the Pennsylvania State University earning his B.A. in Psychology. He then went on to Marywood University and received his Masters Degree in Social Work. Going one step further in his educational credentials, Joe completed all the requirements for become a Licensed Social Worker (L.S.W.). Outside of work you can usually find Joe spending time with his wife and children. Joe says that the rewarding part of working for Clearbrook is “I feel like God has given me the ability to work with people afflicted with the disease of addiction. Seeing people at the lowest point and then hope getting restored and the light returning to their eyes.”