Al Ciliberto has dedicated over 20 years of clinical service to the recovery industry. As former Clinical Director of CHOICES Drug and Alcohol Program and Program Director of Magdalene House for Women, Al joins our clinical team with an array of professional expertise. In addition to delivering direct clinical care, Al has found ways to share his knowledge and experience with the community through educational lectures and trainings on various topics related to addiction. As the clinical director of PMRC, Al serves as the connecting link between all aspects of our team. His clinical style is built upon the philosophy of "remaining teachable". He advises those seeking recovery to "keep an open mind and a willingness to learn new things" and to "remember that with simplicity, comes spirituality." Al looks forward to being at the forefront of your clinical care and helping you pave the way toward a bright future.
Pocono Mountain Recovery Center
Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is not Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Pocono Mountain Recovery Center provides individualized substance abuse treatment services to chemically dependent men and women struggling with addiction. Treatment is offered on an inpatient basis and includes services such as medically supervised detoxification, individual counseling, group therapy, daily goal setting, 12-Step services, and relapse prevention planning. Holistic therapies such as yoga, sand volleyball, trail walking, evening meditation, off-site life skills trips, and recreational activities are provided as well. Clients are offered individualized aftercare treatment plans and are invited to attend weekly aftercare meetings, alumni picnics, retreats, and anniversary meetings upon discharge.
Pocono Mountain Recovery Center 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
My very dear friend attended this center Nov 2019 and was discharged mid December. I visited her at the center and was fairly impressed. BUT The final effectiveness is sobriety. She was home 24 hours ...
I would not recommend PMRC for anyone who is serious about recovery. They are very happy to take your money and are all pie in the sky at the beginning but as soon as it gets rough they fold. You shou...
Place is a joke. No real clinicians , Dr never sees you. Staff completely ignores it all. I would not recommend this place at all especially if you want to get clean and sober.
Place is aweful. The true short director is clueless let’s people do what they want. Sad thing is I was there 3 years ago and the place was great.
I don't understand all the negative comments. PMRC saved my daughter's life. No question in my mind, had it not been for PMRC, she would have been dead. I thank God everyday for for PMRC.
Place was bad- most staff are not real therapist- only a few. Tech boss stared at me making me feel very uncomfortable. house manager has her own anger issues. That chick is crazy. Honestly I was ther...
Top notch facility! Incredibly inciteful and helpful staff. If you want real life changing treatment this is the place. Gorgeous surroundings. Clean and comfortable. Great food! These people really ca...
The only thing that was good in there was the food. I won\'t recommend this place to anyone I love that place is a big joke
If I could give them negative stars I would. I am writing this and posting it everywhere I can. I don\'t want what happened to me at Pocono Mountain Recovery Center to happen to anyone else. I am ...
Ever since Acadia Healthcare took over PMRC is has been a total nightmare. There is never enough staff. Transports for prospective clients is shockingly an issue. The meals have become of serious low ...
The terrible reviews are totally right. There are a few good counselors who make a huge difference. But this place is totally messed up... I came to this \'recovery center\' to detox from alcohol and ...
RUN. Do not look at this place for treatment, RUN IN THE OTHER DIRECTION. I sent my boyfriend here and while he got sober (The ONLY saving grace- and his counselor- [the man is a GODSEND]), SO MANY T...
PMRC is going downhill Quickly
Mentoring staff - they did an awesome job! I've been sober for 4 months now and I'm living a great life!
The food and living accommodations aren\'t bad but certainly nothing special. The treatment is mediocre. I worked there and now work at a different facility. I just spoke to a patient who told me tha...
This place is still open? Geez. This is not hyperbole....stay away from this place. Please. If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, this place cannot help.
PMRC was the 3rd inpatient facility my son was in over a 3 year period. He also did 2 outpatient attempts. It was the only one he stayed in past 1 week. His drug of choice is heroin and the person he...
Very personable and intimate. Every staff member care about myself and every individual that attended. Best strength in my opinion is. They call every 30 days when you get out for 3 months, then once ...
Our facility is very nice and is a comfortable retreat like setting. We have a very experienced and educated staff who are mostly in recovery themselves. we have a lot of recreational activities for t...
they helped my brother with drug addiction and mental health issues. he was able to just walk away. I think they were pretty helpful for him. They just did not handle PTSD and bipolar together very w...
Excellent Counselors; program far from civilization and keeps loved one away from contact with friends and people that could contribute to their addiction; Accepted by our insurance carrier. This was ...
I went in with a bad attitude thinking that I was beyond help. After seeing that 90% of the workers there had been thru addiction themselves and how much their lives had changed, I had hope for the fi...
The people who work there genuinely care. I think a lot of the techs were in recovery and it made it easier to relate to everyone there.
This is the best place by far in being caring, nurturing, kind, and compassionate. I found my daughter's counselor to go above and beyond! I feel this place gave my kids the tools they needed to succe...
You get what you put in! If not willing then obviously not gonna be fun! But, by the way, rehab isn\'t supposed to be fun and easy! So please don\'t let these reviews guide you completely. Call the fa...
I was not fond of this facility. The staff was not loyal the salary was not fair.
PMRC has a kind and compassionate staff that can meet the needs of our clients. We have all been there 90% of staff are 12 step sober people.
I was diagnosed with severe depression and alcoholism. This was to be my third rehab and hopes of a better future. First off, they took all off my things and put them through a bed bug remover. Quite ...
Let's do away with the reviews and just say this: if you're unfortunate enough to be considering this place, first do an Internet search. Then call the place or do a search on the actual experience an...
I checked into PMRC on September 3rd, 2013. It is the only rehab that I have attended. The place was amazing. They gave me so much information on addiction. They alway gave me ways to remain sober aft...
Pocono Mountain Recovery Center saved my life. I have been to multiple facilities and I never have been able to get sober. Their entire staff is beyond helpful and would drop anything just to help you...
This place is a joke...The spoke to me for 3 weeks and assured me they would take care of me, and I wasn't at the facility for 6 hours before they were looking for a different place to send me because...
They've got a few years and a lot of staff turnover ahead of them before I'd refer even the most desperate person to them again. Go elsewhere.
The nursing staff is nice. The beds are for small people. They say a lot of one-on-one therapy. The PTSD doc is great, except when he chooses to take vacation after opening wounds. The staff are all r...
- 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.
- 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.
Al Ciliberto, CCS, CADC, ICADC, ICCS - Clinical Director
Michelle Olmeda - Executive Director
Michelle is an accomplished professional with many years of experience in drug and alcohol treatment. She completed undergraduate and master’s degrees from Bloomsburg University. As director of compliance Michelle developed compliance and organizational strategies to ensure that PMRC is within regulatory guidelines; she was instrumental in helping PMRC achieve The Joint Commission accreditation. Michelle’s background and experience is impeccable, and she is well qualified to lead the PMRC team.
This Center is Known For...
- Didactic Lectures
- Educational Lectures
- Life Skills Groups
- Yes Detox Services
- No Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- No Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Yes Outpatient Services
- No Sober Living Home
- No Day School
- No Private Rooms
- No Pet Friendly
- No Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
- No Men Only
- No Women Only
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